350 Other Words For Said For Your Dialogue Writing – by Derek Haines…

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on Just Publishing Advice:

Do you need synonyms for said?

Dialogue tags should be used as a seasoning and not as the main ingredient in your writing.

Readers have a blind spot for the word said, so you can use it without any concern when you write dialogue.

As Stephen King wrote in On Writing, regarding dialogue tags, โ€œThe best form of dialogue attribution is said, as in he said, she said, Bill said, Monica said.โ€

However, there are times when the use of said synonyms helps to convey an extra element of emotion. Also, using a descriptive dialogue reporting verb avoids the use of adverbs.

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