Missed Opportunities With Dialogue, Action Tags, and the Editing Process

After being a college writing teacher and freelance editor for many years, author Leah McNaughton Lederman has a lot of experience reviewing and editing the work of others. Some common areas where she sees room for improvement include dialogue, action tags, and understanding the editing process. With dialogue, Lederman sees a lot of incorrect punctuation, but more importantly, dialogue that isn't realistic or believable. Dialogue provides a great opportunity for characterization, she says. Second...
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