Writing Aids

Synonyms for “said”

Instead of writing that a reviewer SAID something, use a different word:

complimented, praised

stated, noted, explained, wrote, added, called it a…, commented, agreed, disagreed, discussed, observed, mentioned, remarked, concluded

criticized, complained

Transitions for Plot

Instead of just listing the events in your plot section, use transitions at the beginning of your sentences like…

Later, Next, The same day, Later that day, After a few months, As the novel continues, Then