Can you start a narrative with dialogue?
Yes, you can start a book with dialogue, but establish the setting and the characters as soon as possible, or the reader will have to do a lot of guessing. As you say, there are many stories that work that start with dialogue. Dialogue is just a mechanism for telling a story.
What is internal and external dialogue?
‘Internal conversation’ refers to the inner dialogues that individuals have with themselvesÂ· about themselves and the social environment, while ‘external conversation’ refers to those parts of internal conversation that the individual shares with others.
How do you punctuate interrupted dialogue?
Dialogue can be interrupted by a tag and then resume in the same sentence. Commas go inside the first set of quotation marks and after the dialogue tag (or action). “He loved you,” she said, “but you didn’t care.”
How do you punctuate dialogue in the middle of a sentence?
If the dialogue tag is inserted in the middle of a sentence, use a comma before the first closing quotation mark and after the dialogue tag. Lowercase the dialogue tag.