Originally Posted by teh603
The one about "said" is always up for debate. While it may seem unobtrusive, I can still remember being told all through high school that you were either to just stop attributing (which only works as long as you can tell characters apart) or use a different word every time.
Yeah, that is the classic beginner's mistake.
As soon as someone says, "what I was taught in school" you know it's going to be a doozy.
We have interns come in with journalism degrees and I can't believe the things they have been taught. As they say, if you can't do it well - teach it!
Sorry to any teachers here
I shudder to think of reading a novel that changes tags after every time.
On Writing by Steven King explains it well.