Friday, December 23, 2011

Common Problems (Part 16 of 50)

Avoid name calling in dialogue #1. We rarely use others' names when we talk, especially when there are only two people.
  • "Honestly, Savannah, I’m having trouble believing it." 
  • "Mom, you realize we are officially in the middle of nowhere." 
  • "You know, Marion, that I go…" 
  • "But, Bill, do you think…?" 

As long as it's clear who is speaking and to whom, 
we don't need to add names in the dialog.

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