Said and replied are common words used when writing dialogue in a story. They’re important to have, but you don’t need to use them every single time a character speaks. If there are two characters having a conversation, you may go without “said” or “replied”, and I have included examples further on.
Are you about to start writing or well into writing your manuscript? Consider the following points if you haven’t already:
Long-winded phrases should be avoided when you’re writing a story.
You should all know what a cliché is — it’s an overused expression or idea. So avoid using clichés when you’re writing a story, unless you use it for a reason that wont deter someone’s interest or destroy the originality of your work.
3 tips to make your precious novel >> page-turning: