Said is NOT dead!

Said is NOT dead! This may come as a surprise to some of you. It certainly came as a surprise to me when I first started researching it.

I’m going to be using an example from my book The Lost Princess. (chapter 10)

“You should be fine now. Come into my office, wich is located on the first floor near the entry, and I will change your bandage twice a day.” The doctor said. He packed up his tools into his bag and turned to Jacob. “She can go to her coronation, but I expect you to watch her carefully. After all, you don’t want her to die before she’s married!” He nearly skipped out of the room, and they both followed him with their eyes.

“He’s a character.” Jacob finally said.

“For sure!” Ivory laughed. “Come on, help me out of bed.””

Now, you can see that I used the word ‘said.’ (how shocking) What would it be like if it looked like this?

“You should be fine now. Come into my office, wich is located on the first floor near the entry, and I will change your bandage twice a day.” The doctor explained. He packed up his tools into his bag and turned to Jacob. “She can go to her coronation, but I expect you to watch her carefully. After all, you don’t want her to die before she’s married!” He nearly skipped out of the room, and they both followed him with their eyes.

“He’s a character.” Jacob finally pronounced.

“For sure!” Ivory laughed. “Come on, help me out of bed.””

Which do you like better?

If you aren’t convinced, search ‘said is not dead’ in the google search bar. I recently discovered this, so I can’t tell you much, but my advice: USE A MIX OF BOTH SAID AND OTHER WORDS.