After a fellow blogger kindly critiqued a few chapters for me, I realized there was another thing for me to learn.
Dialogue tag subject order.
In other words, after the quotes, do I put John said, or is it said John? I googled it and couldn't find anything to help, picked up books on my shelf but had the hardest time finding dialogue tags in the novels I looked at. Despite my lack of findings, I agree with Eileen that the subject sounds better coming first.
But is there an industry rule about the order? What have you been taught about this?