I am writing a story in the past tense and am adding a conversation that happened in the past. When writing the dialogue would I write the tags as, Jim had said because the conversation has already happened or just Jim said. Example: "Your father never liked living here," the man had said. or "Your father never liked living here," the man said. And if the proper way is the "had said" version will that continue an all tags within this dialogue? Thank you.