- use ‘said’ all the time because you’re not comfortable combining speech with adjectives and adverbs.
- never use ‘said’ because you’ve mastered adjectives and adverbs and now you’ve gone insane with purple prose power.
- go back to using ‘said’ nine times out of ten because you finally realised that clarity and simplicity trumps having a thesaurus wildly ejaculate all over your character’s speech.
Seriously, just use ‘said’ and treat speech adjectives and adverbs as a special occasion dealio. Anyone who feels that said should be a banned word is someone who has confused verbosity with readability. HTH!
(via scaryshawnspencer)Source: grassfire