Writers can place dialogue tags before, between and after speech – there’s no right or wrong way to do it.
Tag-first speech does have a different feel to it though, particularly when the construction is used frequently.
This post explores the impact on your novel.
Read on to find out more about the following:
- What a dialogue tag is
- Back-loaded tags
- Mid-loaded tags
- Front-loaded tags
- Impact level, psychic distancing and lyricism in front-loaded tags