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Monday, May 19, 2008

Dialog

Dialog is what characters say in the novel. The actual spoken words and conversations between characters. Sometimes you'll hear people refer to "inner dialog," which is another word for internalization--when the character is thinking or musing to herself. Dialog has specific formatting and punctuation rules that visually sets it apart from the rest of the text in the novel. It's also often marked by dialog tags--such as he said, or she asked.

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Related topics: internalization, remembered dialog

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