New writers often struggle to properly format dialogue. The rules are strict and different than prose, but easily mastered. Here is what you need to know.
Taglines or catch phrases make it easy for readers to remember a character. When they are done right, even years later, we recall the character with clarity.
At one of my critique sessions, the leader said I had a “tin ear for dialogue.” Ouch. Here are steps I took to make my dialogue engaging.