Dialogue It Out
Rules and Regulations to write Rocking Dialogue
Why is Dialogue important?
Place the comma before the quotations, Indicate the beginning of a new sentence with a capital letter inside of the quotation, punctuation should be inside the quotations, and then a closing quotation mark.
Between - "When are we leaving," Bob asked, "for our competition?"
Capital letter to start a sentence inside the quotation, a comma to end the first quotation, close quotation, then your tag, open quotation, lower case letter to indicate the second piece of a quotation, punctuation to end the quotation, close quotation.
After - "When are we leaving for our competition," Bob asked?
Open quotation, Capital letter to start a sentence, a comma to end the quoted sentence, close quotation, dialogue tag, and then your punctuation.
"When are we leaving tomorrow," Bob Asked? "I need to know when to wake up."If the Dialogue tag separates two individual sentences of quoted speech, capitalize the beginning of each sentence, and punctuate after the dialogue tag.
"When are we leaving tomorrow? I need to know when to wake up, " Bob said.
If their are two sentences punctuate and capitalize inside the quotations, comma after the second individual sentence, and punctuate after the dialogue tag.
More then One Speaker?
Even if the dialogue tags are taken away you should still start each speaker on a new line.
All dialogue should be indented in from the other paragraphs.