This PowerPoint shows students how to write dialogue with an example from the famous movie A Few Good Men. It is broken up into sections and shows how to follow all three rules and all three guidelines.
Rule #1: Indent every time there is a new speaker.
Rule #2: Use quotation marks for dialogue.
Rule #3: Identify the speaker.
Guideline #1: Use other words besides “said.”
Guideline #2: Vary the position of the speaker’s name.
Guideline #3: Add narrative.