So recently I read a short story that was completely dialogue. Which means no dialogue tags were used at all. Seeing this, I thought about completely abolishing dialogue tags in my writing. For example(from something I was doing recently): "Hi!" "I thought I said never to do that again!" "What? Can't take a joke?" "I'd hardly call ambushing someone every morning a joke, Talia." This was the horrible beast that had ambushed me just a few seconds ago. I had [... ...] would end up with. "Sorry." "Whatever, I have a class to go to." "Oh right, that's the new class you were talking about right? See, I remember." "Yep, you sure did." "Alright, lets go to class" My reasons for doing this would be that I believe it keeps the reader in the dialogue, instead of having to read the dialogue tag. The other reason is that it simply allows for more dialogue, which I find is more interesting to read than description.