Synonyms for ‘said’
I’m not a great one for lots of dialogue in writing, but it seems to be one of the current accepted styles. I’ve also heard writing groups recommend that writers use dialogue rather than narrative as it is easier to keep the reader engaged and the story flowing. Many of our books are written in this style(indicative of the times) and it’s striking how often the word ‘said’ appears – even when a question is being asked.
Hopefully the list below will go some way to add variety for authors who use dialogue as their main style. I, for one, would welcome it.
Thanks to Pablo for the image