Just added an archive which I hope will help readers. Readers where are you?
Anyway, you will find those excerpts from “Escape to Freedom” appear in the January and February archives. or just scroll down and you will run into them. As anyone can see, I am still learning the blog business. Never too old to learn, they say.
Recently I was listening to a webinar from a group of editors. They were discussing the usage of description words such as “he said” and “she pointed” and similar words that follow a quotation. One editor said he never read those words and just skips over them. Another editor said he never used “said” but usually used a description such as “he frowned” or he smiled, etc.
As a reader, what do you do when you come to “he said” in a book? Personally, I like a little of both and then sometimes not at all. Just let the dialogue run.