Is there a dialog tag for when someone is saying something in awe?

Asked by: Michael Cruz

Is sigh a dialogue tag?

Some verbs, such as laugh, grimace, or hiss shouldn’t be used as dialogue tags, although writers sometimes do it anyway. Try to laugh, sigh, hiss, giggle, or smile a line of dialogue. It isn’t possible. Instead, if you want your character to laugh or smile while speaking, use those verbs as part of an action tag.

What can I say instead of Said in dialogue?

Here are dialogue words you can use instead of ‘said’, categorised by the kind of emotion or scenario they convey:

  • Anger: Shouted, bellowed, yelled, snapped, cautioned, rebuked.
  • Affection: Consoled, comforted, reassured, admired, soothed.
  • Excitement: …
  • Fear: …
  • Determination: …
  • Happiness: …
  • Sadness: …
  • Conflict:

Is grumble a dialogue tag?

A dialogue tag is the ‘he/she/they/it said’ (or grumbled, whined, moaned – more on alternative dialogue tags below).

What can I say instead of says?