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Yvonne, you can save this answer for next week, but I hope to read it then--are there times when you use a simple "Jim said" dialog tag? If not, why not?
Personally, I don't see any reason not to use "whispered"...but I'll get to that next week, too.
Seriously--no reason to apologize for exclamation points!
“Little Josie is so adorable Judy. You must be very proud to be her grandma,” her sister Toni said.
“Yes, she is a cutie. I cannot get enough of her little giggles.”
“Let me show you what I’ve been doing. I print out every picture of Josie that Melissa posts on Facebook.”
“That’s three inches thick, Toni. You’re obsessed!”
QUESTION: Does dialog always need a personal reference, such as Judy said? OR can it be free flowing like the above when it's only two people interacting?
May you have a blessed day!
Write the vision - Habukkak 2:2
You hit the nail on the head, Judy. Tag less dialog is just fine, especially when you want good quick pacing. This is a good example of that very thing.
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