Resist Temptation

Read: How To Write Great Dialogue

“Novelists should ignore the many posts suggesting 50 words to use instead of ‘said’.

Said is perfect. It shows the reader who is speaking. and it keeps the reader focused on the dialogue.

When characters mutter, proffer, utter, cry, growl, and grin words, the author just looks silly. It’s also exhausting for the reader who has to wade through all the unnecessary verbs.” (via)

Source: @PKBohan


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