Let's talk about those pesky dialogue tags, otherwise known as attributions. Did you notice in the final rewrite of the text below (http://thebookdoctorbd.blogspot.com/) that there were no attributions? No, not one. In light of that fact, isn't it interesting that we knew who was talking the entire time, whether it was a soldier, David or his parents? How is that possible? Not one "said" word gave it away? How can that be?
How were we able to follow who was talking?
If anyone is interested in answering that question, we'd love to hear from you.
Oh, for those that don't know what an attribution is, it's "said." As in "he said, she said," etc.