Creating Tone through Dialogue


This is an exquisitely useful post, I uttered.

Think your manuscript’s filled with repeating words or phrases? “Said” is one of the most re-used terms in the English language, which is a pity considering how many other terms there are for speaking. Below are some simple words that can substitute “said” easily, separated by situations your speaker may be in.

First talker
♣ Began
♣ Started
Talking Next
♦ Acknowledged
♦ Answered
♦ Protested
♦ Responded
♦ Retorted
♦ Replied
Last Speaker
♣ Concluded
♣ Concurred
♣ Determined
♣ Ended
♣ Finished

Keeps Speaking
♦ Elaborated
♦ Commented
♦ Continued
♦ Lectured
♦ Ranted
♦ Surmised
Seeking Attention
♣ Enunciated
♣ Explained
♣ Elaborated
♣ Hinted
♣ Implied
♣ Lectured

♣ Reiterated
♣ Recited
♣ Reminded
♣ Stressed

Judgemental
♣ Advised
♣ Criticized
♣ Suggested
Small Talk
♦ Commented
♦ Guessed
♦ Mentioned
♦ Noted
♦ Observed

♦ Pointed out
♦ Remarked
♦ Stated
♦ Voiced

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Author: Cianaodh Óg

Cianaodh (Pronounced Key-Ah-Knee or some say Kenny) is Old Irish (not modern) and means Ancient Fire. Óg is also Old Irish and it means Young which is my surname in modern English. It is not my given name but it is my chosen name for various reasons.

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