Book Review: He Said, She Said: Writing Effective Dialogue by Laura E. Koons

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He Said, She Said: Writing Effective Dialogue

Laura E. Koons

Genre: Non-Fiction

4 Stars=Great Page Turner

Beyond the Style Manual: He Said, She Said: Writing Effective Dialogue provides guidelines and teaches on how to write and incorporate dialogue into a story. Writers will have a clear understand on writing effective dialogue that fully represents character and story. The author provides examples for writers to follow.

I enjoyed learning how to acknowledge when each character is speaking so the reader does not get confused. The tags should be before or after the dialogue and action follows the same rules, as well as in the middle of the dialogue. I appreciate the author discussing how point of view relates to dialogue tags. It is a quick read, but will be a useful tool to have around as a reference. I recommend it to others.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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