Other words for said in alphabetic order
- Accepted, Accused, Acknowledged, Admitted, Advertised, Affirm, Agonized, Agreed, Alleged, Announced, Answered, Appealed, Apply for, Arranged, Articulated, Asked, Asserted, Asseverate, Assumed, Assured, Attract, Aver, Avow,
- Barked, Bawl, Bawled, Beamed, Beckoned, Begged, Bellowed, Beseeched, Blubbered, Blurted, Bossed, Breathed, Broadcast,
- Cajole, Called, Carped, Cautioned, Censured, Chimed in, Choked, Chortled, Chuckled, Circulate, Claim, Comforted, Conceded, Concurred, Condemned, Confer, Confessed, Confided, Confirm, Consoled, Contend, Continued, Crave, Cried out, Criticized, Croaked, Crooned, Crowed,
- Declared, Defend, Demanded, Denote, Dictated, Disclosed, Disposed, Disseminate, Distribute, Divulged, Drawled,
- Emitted, Empathized, Encourage, Encouraged, Entreated, Exact, Exclaimed, Explained, Exposed,
- Faltered, Finished, Fumed,
- Gawped, Get out, Giggled, Given, Glowered, Grieved, Grinned, Groan, Groaned, Growled, Grumbled,
- Handed on, Held, Hesitated, Hinted, Hissed, Hollered, Howled,
- Impart, Implied, Implored, Importune, Inclined, Indicate, Informed, Inquired, Insisted, Interjected, Invited,
- Jabbered, Joked, Justified,
- Lamented, Laughed, Leered, Lilted,
- Maintained, Make known, Make public, Marked, Mewled, Mimicked, Moaned, Mocked, Mourned, Murmured, Mused
- Necessitated, Needed, Noted,
- Observed, Offered, Ordered,
- Passed on, Pleaded, Postulated, Preached, Premised, Presented, Presupposed, Proclaimed, Prodded, Professed, Proffered, Promised, Promulgated, Proposed, Protested, Provoked, Publicized, Published, Puled, Put forth, Put out,
- Quaked, Queried, Quipped, Quivered, Quizzed,
- Raged, Ranted, Reckoned that, Rejoiced, Rejoined, Released, Remarked, Remonstrated, Repeated, Replied, Reprimanded, Requested, Required, Requisition, Retorted, Revealed, Roared,
- Said, Sang, Scoffed, Scolded, Seethed, Sent on, Settled, Shared, Shed tears, Shouted, Shrieked, Shrugged, Shuddered, Snarled, Snivelled, Sobbed, Solicited, Sought, Specified, Spluttered, Spread, Stammered, Stated, Stuttered, Stressed, Suggested, Supposed, Swore,
- Taunted, Teased, Testified, Thundered, Ticked off, Told, Told off, Tore a strip off, Touted, Transferred, Transmitted, Trembled, Trumpeted,
- Understood, Undertook, Upbraided, Uttered,
- Verified, Vociferated, Voiced, Vouched for, Vouchsafe,
- Wailed, Wanted, Warned, Weep, Went on. Wept, Wheedle, Whimpered, Whined, Whispered,
- Yawped, Yelled, Yelped,Yowled
Adverbs or phrases to use with the other words for said
- Abruptly, Absently, Acidly, After a moments reflection, Agreed, Angrily, Announced, Apologetically, Approvingly, Artfully
Calmly, Caustically, Cheerfully, Commented lightly, Complacently, Concurred thoughtfully, Crossly
Didn’t question his judgement, Dryly
Encouraged, Expression denoting disapproval
False cheerfulness, Finished, Friendly fashion
Gently, Grated, Grinned, Groaned, Gruffly
Impatiently, In a casual tone, In a chiding tone, In a courteous manner In a curious tone, In a dry tone, In a flirtatious way, In a level tone In a level way, In a non committal way, In a perpetually tired voice In a quiet way, In a rasping tone, In a small panicky voice In a soothing tone, In an attempt to…, In quiet amazement, Indulgently, Informed in an easy tone, Innocently, Inquired doubtfully, Invited, Irritably
Made the effort to sound reassuring, Meaning the words more seriously than they sounded, Mentally shrugged
Naturally, Nodded agreeably, Not wanting to sound pushy
Offered, Offhandedly, Optimistically
Pleasantly, Politely, Politely smooth, Probed Promised in a motherly/fatherly way, Prompted gently Promptly, Protested
Sadly, Said sympathetically, She went on, Sincerely, Smiled faintly, Smugly, Soberly, Softly, Sounded slightly brittle, Sparingly, Speculated, Sternly, Suggested
Tartly, Tautly, Teased softly, Tightly, Truthfully
Uncertainly, Unexpectedly, Urgently
Vaguely, Voice soft with affection
Went on loyally, Wilfully misunderstood, With a controlled smile, With a fond smile, With a gloomy sigh, With a note of relief, With a sad grimace, With a sad smile, With a sense of guilt, With a sigh of irritation, With burgeoning excitement, With conviction, With determination, With fire, With firm persistence, With gentle remonstrance, With gentle teasing, With graceful simplicity, With mock astonishment, With pleasure, With quiet empathy With simple directness, Without sounding unduly curious, Wryly
“I think I saw you yesterday, but that would be impossible.”
PROMPT: Write about a character who is haunted by the memory of someone.
CHALLENGE: The situation, in reality, is the opposite of what the character thinks. The character is actually the one who is haunting someone else. The person that they think they’re being haunted by is actually their victim.
PROMPT: Write about a character on a journey of self-discovery. What is the character doing to find out more about themselves - are they trying something new or digging deeper through what they already know?
CHALLENGE: The character ends up back where they started. How and why?
PROMPT: Write about a character who keeps seeing things that no one else can see. Can they see additional objects, people?
CHALLENGE: The character meets another person who can also see the things they see. Why are they different to everyone else?
PROMPT: Describe the action of falling apart. Start at the beginning which would be whole and then slowly describe what happens as it begins to fall apart.
CHALLENGE: Make this events part of a character study.
PROMPT: Something mythical has happened to your character. Either they have amazing powers or they have seen something that is normally found in the book. At first, nothing happens but then the world around them begins to start acting strange.
CHALLENGE: The introduction of this mythical thing has started to break down reality in the world of your character. Why? For what reason? Why isn’t it doing anything to your character?
PROMPT: In a world where you can’t see the person you are going to be with, you can only see them through thought. You can visit their mind, go through their memories, hear their thoughts.
CHALLENGE: Upon meeting, would you still like them? Would looks eventually change the bond you have? Describe the process of falling in love with someone’s mind but then looking at them for the first time.
PROMPT: Your characters tries to visit a forest but the forest has other ideas with them. It doesn’t wish to be invaded and tells your character so. How? Using what form of communication?
CHALLENGE: Write this using two POVs, the character and the forest.
Write about someone finding a key. Do they know what it belongs to? Maybe it opens the neighbor’s car, or an old box, or even police handcuffs. Think of a creative scenario. What ends up happening to the protagonist, and the key itself?
Write about a desolate playground. Why is it so empty? Where are all the kids? Did something bad occur there? Try to create a mood of eeriness and suspense through your descriptions.
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