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Don't use "Character noted." Stick with "Character said." It works perfectly because it gets the job done and because when done right it becomes invisible to the reader. Try to edit out as many "Character said" as you can without forcing the reader to count lines. One way to do this is to use action to "indicate who owns ...


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You may want to use action words to imply a speaker without outright stating it. John pushed the brush aside. "This is thicker than I expected!"


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The subject of your sentence is Pittsburg Public and the verb is managed. This makes, in a sense, the rest of the sentence a kind of object. The this tradition is the direct object, since you could end the sentence right here. The word bringing is a gerund: ger·und /ˈjerənd/ a form that is derived from a verb but that functions as a noun, in English ...


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It seems to me that the structure described in the question could apply to any self-contained story, even if it is part of a larger story or series, as an episode or a part of a trilogy. However, if the episode or book does not stand alone, but is really just a segment of a story separated for convenience, then this structure is unlikely to work for it. In ...


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If you have previously established a speaking style of some of the characters then you can try using dialogue tags only where it is not immediately obvious who is speaking. Sometimes in a group scene it may not be necessary to quantify who said what. If you have a section where only 2 characters are talking, you could use this to emphasise their speaking ...


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