➡️ Enrich your book by substituting the word “said” with other verbs. Depending on the context, these can be positive, negative, neutral, inquisitive or responsive.
➡️ Positive words include “joked,” “proclaimed,” and “remarked.” You can also use “laughed,” “vowed,” or “chortled.”
➡️ Negative words include “groaned,” “scoffed,” and “complained.” Other options include “grumbled” and “apologised”.
Writing dialogues can get stagnant. Words like 'said' can probably find their way many times in a single paragraph. Plus, that word itself isn't the most creative per se. It doesn't convey much emotion.
There are so many better words for 'said' that can enrich your vocabulary and make your writing that much more colourful.
Using more different words for "said" would ultimately improve the way your story reads, and would add more depth to it. Here you have more than a hundred new words you can use to improve how the characters engage with the setting of a scene and reveal their emotions.
Your richer vocabulary will paint a better picture and give readers and a clearer sense of proximity and distance of characters, and what their thoughts and feelings are.
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