How To Get Dialogue Punctuation Right Every Time – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

There is one basic rule for dialogue punctuation.

“Keep your punctuation inside the quotation marks!”

There are a few more technical dialogue punctuation rules.

But when you develop the habit of enclosing your punctuation, you will be right 95% of the time.

In This Article
How to punctuate dialogue

7 Punctuation rules for dialogue

1. Use a comma when the dialogue tag follows the quote
2. All additional punctuation marks inside quotes
3. Capitalize for new sentences
4. Start a new paragraph for a new speaker
5. Use a comma when a tag proceeds the dialogue
6. Multiple paragraphs of dialogue
7. Quotations within a dialogue
Summary

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