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January 23, 2022



To go one farther, some novelists have moved to trying to avoid speech tags at all (which makes for a better audiobook).

(personally: if Maggie snarled, Maggie snarled, not said; that's strong enough to differentiate. But yeah, most of the speech tags should be said; seeking endless variety is a good way to make a conversation sound *really* weird.)


KC - I agree. Back in the blog archives I was a big fan of snarled, then I converted.

Big Dot

Brace yourself for season 3, btw


Big Dot - oh god, who dies, or does he lose a limb or something?

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