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Fiction writing is a very interesting thing and creative writers at times tend to use repetitive words while writing fiction. Every writer has a unique writing style. I have my own style too, I tend to keep my stories simple with easy vocabulary. Writing dialogues is intriguing. Today I will give you the different words for said.

Dialogues should spew out the emotions of the protagonists and the participants in the story. One can’t always use ‘said’  for communication taking please between different sets of participants.  Every dialogue represents some kind of emotions and use of said makes it bland.  Different words for Said

‘Wow! that’s incredible,’ said Jade.

‘Wow! that’s incredible.’ exclaimed Jade.

‘My destiny is such,’ Jody said to Kayla.

‘My destiny is such,’ Jody riposted.

Use of ‘said’ will not amuse the reader. To impress the reader, you should embed the emotions into the words.  Let’s see the set of different words for ‘ said’. Always remember that narrative writing tells a story.

Different words for said

Exclaimed
Replied
Queried
Questioned
Murmured
Muttered
Screamed
Shouted
Whispered
Laughed
Cried
Whined
Yelled
Answered
Encouraged
Complained
Rasped
Whimpered
Barked
Giggled
Ordered
Implored
Insisted
Interrupted
Lectured
Mimicked
Uttered
Objected
Observed
Offered
Cowered
Sneered
Snarled
Remembered
Lied
Exaggerated
Cackled
Squealed
Fretted
Sobbed
Hollered
Persisted
Pestered
Pleaded
Pondered
Prattled
Prayed
Proclaimed
Proposed
Protested
Snapped
Added
Advised
Agreed
Allowed
Announced
Apologized
Argued
Began
Begged
Blurted
Started
Recalled
Remarked
Repeated
Responded
Revealed
Scolded
Simpered
Snobbed
Spluttered
Shrieked
Groaned
Sighed
Gurgled
Promised
Grumbled
Rumbled
Mumbled
Wondered
Thought
Told
Asked
Informed
Moaned
Breathed
Coaxed
Chanted
Howled
Spoke
Stammered
Sulked
Tattled
Teased
Threatened
Tormented
Urged
Wailed
Boasted
Called
Chatted
Chuckled
Concluded
Decided
Declared
Denied
Disagreed
Drawled
Inquired
Faulted
Finished
Gasped
Gloated
Grunted
Hinted
Hissed
Warned
Wheezed
Yawned
Tempted
Reflected
Bellowed
Googled
Ogled
Burble
Commanded
Wheedled
Grizzled
Gripe
Sang
Twittered
Demanded
Wooed
Blasted
Chewed
Bawled
Toasted
Growled
Roasted
Hounded
Grimaced
Slurred
Joked
Prodded
Lamented
Mourned
Stuttered
Dribbled.
Pronounced
Spelled out
Reminisced
Warbled
Implied
Insinuated
Challenged
Countered
Countermanded
Bandied
Riposted
Deliberated
Communicated
Oozed
Assessed
Negated
Abnegated
Intonated
Cussed
Cursed
Caterwauled
Assured
Delivered
Bleated
Dripped
Flirted
Assented
Swore
Hesitated
Egged-on
Confessed
Chirped
Chirruped
Roared
Mewed
Rattled on
Harped on
Nattered on
Went on
Continued
Blathered
Blustered
Huffed
Nagged
Shouted down
Squeaked
Wished
Related
Uttered
Jeered
Jested
Cajoled
Acknowledged
Affirmed
Cheered
Boomed
Bickered
Babbled
Cautioned
Commented
Claimed
Tweeted
I firmly believed that you will gradually stop using too much of ‘said’ in your dialogues in your story and will start using the different words for ‘said’. I hope this helped.

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