Dialogue vs. Action Tags

Meredith Bond
2 min readDec 18, 2023

“Come with me,” she said softly before spinning away, her longhair fanning out as she did so.

“Come with me.” She crooked her finger before spinning on her heel, her long hair fanning out as she did so, and sauntered away.

Which engages you more? Which one paints a picture in your mind and whispers those words in your ear?

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Meredith Bond

Award winning author, Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. Merry is also a writing coach and formatter.