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What is the correct way to write speech in a novel?

I have recently had a friend of mine ask why they see so many different takes on speech punctuation throughout different books. So I thought I would use my own years worth of research, and not only answer the question but show one of the common takes on what should be done, punctuation-wise. Why do… Continue reading What is the correct way to write speech in a novel?

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308 words that can be used instead of said

Over the last several years I have been compiling a list of words that can be used in place of said. I have already shared this list with come of you as part of support groups, but I decided, since I recently publicly posted it on Facebook, I may as well add it to my… Continue reading 308 words that can be used instead of said