Thursday, September 1, 2011
He Said. She Said. By Tamela Hancock Murray
He Said. She Said.
by Tamela Hancock Murray
A blog reader recently left an excellent comment on an earlier post:
Tamela, fiction workshop presenters taught me that the best word for “said” is “said”–that others only tend to slow down the reader’s eye. I’d appreciate a discussion on this.
While I don’t know the workshop presenters in question, what I can guess they meant is to avoid substituting creative verbs for “said” as a tag. For example:
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