2 Draw 4 quadrants on a piece of paper With the paper horizontal, fold the two side edges in to the center line.Write dialogue across the top of the two folded parts on the front.
3 Outside top left, write: would you like your coffee black asked the waiterOutside top right, write:the customer teased what other colors do you have
4 Outside bottom left, write: Outside bottom right, write: if we become engaged cooed the girl will you give me a ringOutside bottom right, write:sure said the snarky boy what’s your phone number
5 Rules to remember: speaker tag at end Inside top leftAlways capitalize the first word of dialogueDo not put a comma in front of the speaker tag if the dialogue ends in a question markPlace the question mark inside the quotation marksCheck for end punctuation
6 Rules to remember: speaker tag at beginning Inside top rightPut a comma after the speaker tagCapitalize the first word of dialoguePlace a question mark inside the quotation marks
7 Rules to Remember: speaker tag in middle, one sentence Inside bottom leftCapitalize the first word of dialoguePut commas on BOTH sides of a speaker tag when it is in the middle of a sentenceDo not capitalize the first word of dialogue when it is a continuation of a sentencePunctuation always comes before quotation marks
8 Rules to Remember: Speaker tag in middle, two sentences Inside bottom right1) capitalize the first word of dialogue2) Place a comma in front of the speaker tag but inside the quotation marks3) start a new sentence of dialogue with a capital.4) check for end punctuation.