Re: RARA-AVIS: tricks

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 08 Feb 2000

"a.n.smith" wrote:

> We're told that in our workshops as well, and I've come to believe it. Just
> use "said" for all tags. It has to do with trusting the reader instead of
> trying to be too careful or assume the reader won't get it.

The late James Blish, who detested said-substitutes, cured me of them forever with a single hilarious example:

"Good morning," he pole-vaulted.


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