I like adding a different word than said sometimes, because JUST using said sometimes means you add unnecessary descriptions that might become annoying i. he said sadly.she said nonchalantly. Or just use said, said, said.
Reading like a writer : I selected the five short stories below for their diversity in style and subject matter, but also because each one is a well-crafted story in its own right. If you own any modern short story collec.
Fiction Writing: How to Create a Believable World for Your Characters