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Recently I got a bunch of questions about the difference between Showing & Telling, so I thought that I would summarize my thoughts on the subject as a slideshow!
Of course, those of you who have been following my blog for ages can guess my thoughts about this ‘Show VS Tell’ debacle. Personally, I feel that Telling (the act of Summarizing) gets a reputation for being a lesser tool— which I disagree with greatly. Show and Tell are both important tools of the Writer’s Tool-Box, and they serve different purposes~ ♥︎
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Say What?! - The Many Faces and Meanings of Said (Requested)
First, let me clear up a rumor. Said is not dead. Said is very much alive. It’s a clever little word with an awesome ability - it can become invisible. Of all of the books I’ve read - and I’ve read many - I’ve never been jolted out of the fictional world because someone said something. That being said, it’s sometimes nice to switch things up and use different words, especially to convey a certain mood. That’s where this guide comes in. I’ve grouped many said synonyms into moods, and within those moods I’ve ranked them by how much emotion they convey. Onwards!
The Scale - little emotion, medium emotion, big emotion
joked, lilted, giggled, exclaimed, laughed, rejoiced, sang out, jabbered
groaned, snivelled, cried, mourned, blubbered, wept, bawled, agonized, lamented, sobbed
asserted, retorted, ranted, snapped, growled, hissed, retorted, fumed, seethed, raged, thundered, roared, bellowed, snarled
insisted, argued, bossed, dictated, professed, barked, yelled, demanded, ordered, shrieked
yelped, groaned, whimpered, cried out, howled, screamed, shrieked, wailed, bellowed, roared
squeaked, gasped, whimpered, stammered, screeched, shrieked
consoled, comforted, sympathised, agreed
beseeched, begged, implored, pleaded
grumbled, huffed, countered, argued, disagreed, retorted, agreed
Other Ways To Say It
quipped, raved, sputtered, squawked, asked, answered, explained, inquired, posed, pressed, called, pried, whispered, proposed, yammered, queried, interrogated, replied, breathed, croaked, requested, murmured, responded, retorted, suggested, prayed, purred, hollered, blurted, mumbled, sighed, complained, jeered
Just watched an amazing documentary called Storyville: The Legend of Billie Jean King - Battle of the Sexes. I shamefully knew very little about her but this was so eye-opening. It’s a real look into the sexism of the 60s/70s through the sport of Tennis and obviously the famous battle between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Hey, guys! I’m finally making these book bags again! I’ve been selling locally for a while, but, lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of shipping internationally. Would you buy this for yourself or as a gift?
between the three of us we have five legs, four eyes and two and a half pairs of working lungs but we also have two dozen eggs so…
The first pile of books to read for treesofreverie’s Read-A-Thon.
Rock War: The Audition is kind of a cheat book, it’s a world book day book so it’s only 118 pgs. I can read that in an hour. First I need to finish City of Heavenly Fire.