Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Elmore Leonard's rules

Date: 21 Jul 2001

I totally agree that substitutes for the word, "said" are fine, if they aren't overused -- and if they fall within the realm of the possible. A character can ask something, scream something, whisper something. But I can't laugh something or snort something (words, I mean) or spit something, and if I can't do it, my characters can't do it. One can say something and laugh. But try laughing real words.

Jean Heller

# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
#  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 21 Jul 2001 EDT