When recounting events, “then” is a weak transition. Try eliminating “then” with specific references to time or location, or by listing characteristics. The excessive use of "then" can quickly become repetitive and is a lazy way of showing sequences of events.
We see authors using a variety of single and double quotation marks in text, especially in dialog. Which way is the “right” way to do it? When should a double quotation mark be used versus a single quotation mark?
Do you get sick of writing “he said/she said” or are you unsure how to punctuate dialogue tags? Do you use too many -ly adverbs that drive readers crazy? Dialogue tags can be complicated—something that the editors at My Book Cave have noticed when reviewing books. But worry no more. Here are eight tips that will help you write and punctuate dialogue tags well, so that your book will be one step closer to promotion on our content-rated site.
Author Rachelle J. Christensen shares some tips she learned about using memories to create a powerful, memorable story.