Comment: Another reader had a comment on a recent blog -- Jane said... What an interesting comment you make about Mr. Scheckner and his sigh. I just read another blog in which the author criticizes dialogue tags that "play double duty." I wasn't sure what she meant but assume she's referring to the same type of sentence you mention. Writers often want to avoid repeating "said" and "asked," but you clearly illustrate the ways in which that kind of avoidance can go too far. Thanks!
You're welcome. Thanks for the comment, Jane.
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