WTFYC: Dialogue, Tags vs Cues

One of my favorite things in writing is crafting beautiful dialogue. When I started writing, I often found myself overusing dialogue tags rather than using cues (more on the difference later). It’s fun to find new ways to say “said / says”, but it’s not always necessary. To kick off WTFYC, I’ll be giving a short lesson on the difference between tags and cues. 

Writing Tips for YOUR Craft

Welcome to Writing Tips for YOUR Craft. To make things easier, we’ll shorten that large title to a simple acronym, WTFYC. Here are WTFYC I will share new tips every week to help you with your craft. We’ll cover a plethora of topics in different depths, including world-building, dialogue, character building, descriptions, metaphors, and more. Truly, the possibilities are endless. Each “lesson” will have a short challenge at the end for you to optionally participate in to test what you’ve learned. These challenges are usually quite short and will take only a few minutes to complete. I want to keep…