|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?