Other Cool Blogs: Magical Words May 26, 2014

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Speechtags

Thank you James R. Tuck for finally nailing down why said-isms / speechtags are bad. The minute I read the words of your Magical Words blog post, I jumped in my seat. “THAT’S IT!” What I have been trying to define from the hazy feeling of vague wrongness.

Speechtags are a tell – you tell the reader who is speaking – instead of showing them. 

Speechtags break the show, don’t tell rule.

Epiphany.

Read the whole Magical Word entry here: SPEECHTAGS ARE OF THE DEVIL (he said).

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