you must learn to use verbs other than “said” and “asked” before being considered an actual author/poet/playwright.
an avid Reader
I need a bunch of lists like this *_*
Dear Avid Reader,
There are only so many times you can write that someone “remonstrated” or “growled” before readers get fucking annoyed (hint: NOT VERY MANY TIMES).
“Said” is a fine word, and is the optimal word on most occasions. Tone and expression can be added in through dialogue, body language and descriptions of voices. But sometimes people just “say” things, and they don’t “wrangle” them.
Re-read your favourite novel and tell me how many times the characters “beseech”.
Someone who writes for a living, and is also an avid reader