01 9 / 2014
Read a fic where, in the span of a single 2,000-word chapter, the author used the following dialogue tags:
You know which dialogue tag they didn’t use even once?
Guys… guys, said is not a bad word.
Said does the job it needs to do.
Said doesn’t distract from the dialogue.
Sometimes you don’t need anything more than said.
You can go play with other tags, but don’t forget said.
Bring back said.
Viva la said.