Write the dialog for a scene without using any modifiers. Just write down a conversation as it goes along naturally. After you have completed the dialog, add narrative description, but not dialog tags such as said, shouted or asked. Instead, try to work the dialog into the action as a logical progression of the statements. Finally, add any dialog tags that are absolutely necessary, and keep them simple such as said, whispered, or asked. Again, only put them in if you can find no other options. Compare this to the previous dialog you have written and see what you like or dislike about the changes.


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