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Date Wed May-09-12 07:57 PM
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To throw another point of view out there.

The last time I wrote 'said' as a dialogue tag was 2005 in a first draft.

I avoid both 'said' AND saidisms (shouted, snarled, etc.) The most I will use is 'whispered' on rare occasions.

Instead of dialogue tags I use action or descriptive beats. I also make sure the dialogue matches the tone of voice.

I do use growled, snarled, moaned, hissed and the like but without dialogue. These are actions my characters (most of them werewolves and vampies) do that are not associated with words they speak.

But that is my 'rule' for me. I don't expect anyone else to apply it to themselves.

  

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Ten fun writing fiction rules [View all] , Weird Jim, Sat May-05-12 12:25 PM
  RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Chaos, May 07th 2012, #1
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, May 07th 2012, #2
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Erin_M_H, May 07th 2012, #3
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, RavenCorbie, May 07th 2012, #4
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, May 08th 2012, #5
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Erin_M_H, May 08th 2012, #6
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, RavenCorbie, May 08th 2012, #9
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, bonniers, May 08th 2012, #7
           RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Erin_M_H, May 08th 2012, #8
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, CatrinP, May 09th 2012 #10
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, May 11th 2012, #11
Hissing, RavenCorbie, May 11th 2012, #12
      RE: Hissing, MarFisk, May 14th 2012, #14
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, godpantsminus, May 12th 2012, #13
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, mpv.muthu, Aug 11th 2012, #15
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Laevus, Aug 13th 2012, #16
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, Aug 13th 2012, #17
           RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Laevus, Aug 13th 2012, #18

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