One of the fun things about writing is we can create entire new worlds, give birth to countless people, and do with them what we wish (unless our muse doesn’t like it, then we’re in trouble. lol).
With all that power comes great responsibility… Okay, so we’ve heard that one a hundred times. Here’s something I bet we’ve heard millions of times: Use said.
That one single, simple dialogue tag can have an affect few others do. It can inform us the character said something, stop readers like a punch to the nose, or be omitted and/or replaced by action.
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