June 16th, 2012

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ANSWER: Dialogue Tags Before Speech

starry_diadem asked, "How do you punctuate and capitalize when the dialogue tag comes before the speech?"
With examples from Once Upon a Time

So what is a dialogue tag anyway? In the simplest terms, this is the whole "he said/she said" bit of your dialogue. There are variations, of course, for those of us who like to spice it up a little. And let's not get into the whole debate of whether that's a good thing or not, since that's a topic for another time.

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