Not Your Mother’s English

English is alive. It grows, changes. Mutating like the forgotten cheese hiding in the back corner of the refrigerator behind the blueberry beer bought two years ago (PMS impulse buy;)  its once pumpkin orange skin, now a green and white mottled velvet. This was never more apparent than when my mom started beta reading Dead…

She said what?

Punctuating dialogue is a nit-picky field of grey  quicksand. And one of the most confusing aspects is speech attribution. You can use dialogue tags to explicitly state who said what… “Fuck you Bitch!” she said, opening up a can of whup-ass. Or action  to imply who’s speaking. “The spots on your glasses are driving me…