08 February, 2006

Something I can't cure myself of

Tagging dialogue when the action would do the job. For example, in new short story:
‘See? Something is interfering with it,’ said Da, taking the lamp down the steps.
‘See? Something is interfering with it.’ Da took the lamp down the steps.
would work just fine. Somehow I never see myself doing this redundant thing until I reread the draft.


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