English Language Arts 9. Creative Writing : Using Dialogue. What is dialogue?. Dialogue : [ dahy - uh - lawg , -log ] noun c onversation between two or more persons . the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc. So you want to use dialogue in your writing, eh?.
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Creative Writing : Using Dialogue
Dialogue: [dahy-uh-lawg, -log] noun
There are RULES to using dialogue in your writing.
In fact, there are FIVE rules.
...which I suggest you copy down since they MIGHT come in handy very soon.
* HINT HINT *
Place quotation marks around the words that actually come out of the person’s mouth.
Think of speech bubbles in a comic strip. If the words in the comic strip go INSIDE a speech bubble, then they go in between quotation marks in your writing.
Place ending periods and commas INSIDE the end quotation mark.
Bobert said, “I want a penguin for my birthday.”
Use proper punctuation at the end of a sentence.
“I also want a penguin for my birthday,” Robert agreed.
Each time a person speaks, begin a new paragraph.
Bobert stomped his foot and demanded, “I want a penguin for my birthday!”
“Certainly, dear,” his mother replied. “Anything for my favorite child.”
Capitalize the first word a person says, even if it’s in the middle of a longer sentence.
Bobert’s father asked his wife, “Where exactly are you planning on keeping this penguin? The freezer?”
Adapted from: http://teacherwriter.net/2009/02/25/how-to-use-proper-punctuation-when-writing-dialogue/