The Quick and Dirty Guide to Using Bookisms

Remember the time that Ron ejaculated loudly in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? I do. No, there wasn’t (ahem) a nocturnal emission, J.K. Rowling used a bookism. Bookisms are when a writer substitutes an action or adverb in lieu of using the word ‘said’ in dialogues. They are descriptors or qualifiers that … Continue reading The Quick and Dirty Guide to Using Bookisms