Tired of those annoying tags? Want to wash them away? Okay, but remember it has to be clear who is speaking.
Ordinary dialogue: “Die, Zombie, die,” she screamed and whipped out the machete.
Rewritten: She whipped out the machete and arched it through the air. “Die, Zombie, die.”
“Mmm,” she said, dunking the donut into her coffee.
“Are you still on a diet?” I asked.
“Does it look like I’m on a diet?”
“Are you still on a diet?” It was a stupid thing to say, but I asked it anyway, as I watched her dunk the donut into her coffee.