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Date:2006-07-28 20:20
Subject:Issue: Awkwardness of said in dialog

How to get around the awkwardness of he said, she said in dialog and are other forms acceptable?
For example: "Hi, my name is Cjad," said Cjad. OR "Hi, my name is Cjad," stammered the young man.
I have read on a few writing 'help' sites that some editors will toss anything that isn't a 'said' derivative.

Looking at several novels and other published materials, it seems perfectly acceptable to use anything (that flows) and variety is the spice of life.

How do you write dialog?

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Date:2006-07-25 23:20

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for stopping by my journal. I probably will not be making regular posts right now because I have so little freetime that keeping up a journal leaves that much less time to write stories.
Feel free to comment and say hi.
Thanks again,

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