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476 Ways to Avoid Saying "Said"

476 Ways to Avoid Saying "Said"

What’s the easiest way to indicate that your characters are speaking? “said” is by far the most effective and least obtrusive dialogue tag. However, excessive use of “said” can lead to a boring and monotonous dialogue with little expression. To add necessary emotion or flavor to the scene, you have to use other terms as necessary. In a suspenseful scene where the characters have to be careful not to be heard, “said” is certainly not as...

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