"Dogs bark, snakes hiss and pigs snort. People cannot literally bark, hiss or snort words. Most of the above words should never be exchanged for the word 'said'. Said is invisible to the reader; they gloss over it, expect it, and it…"
"This is old school. Contemporary best practice advises using "said". All those listed above just add clutter and draw attention away from the dialogue.Dialogue should use an identifier only when necessary, and good dialogue can identify…"
Audiobooks have become an excellent resource for me. They don't cause eyestrain, and I can absorb quite a bit while listening, especially when a skillful reader animates a text. For example --I've been doing some thinking ahead. If I can finish the…See More
IN THE WEEDS release day has finally arrived. Paperbacks are now available from three sources: Open Books (publisher), Amazon, and B&N – this should satisfy most folks. Ebooks are still getting the finishing touches – they should start popping…See More