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Old 10-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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I agree. "Said" is invisible for the most part. The examples given in the link are good examples on methods to avoid using it constantly, such as linking speech to action.

I recall our whole creative writing class in college being strongly advised to avoid adverbs with said, "he said angrily." That's lazy writing. Make it obvious the speaker is angry.
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