Get Your “Ways to Say” Posters!
I created my “100 Ways to Say Said” poster a couple years ago after writing a post about dialogue tags. I actually feel a bit guilty about the fact that it has become my most popular Pinterest pin and one of my post popular blog posts. I feel guilty because I’m not at all a fan of varied and creative dialogue tags. I think they distract from the actual dialogue. I recommend mostly sticking to said and asked if you need a tag at all.
But it was fun coming up with 100 alternatives and lots of people have seemed to appreciate the effort. Then I came up with “250 Ways to Say Went” because I’ve always felt writers could do without any form of the word go and improve their writing. Then I added “100 Ways to Say Good,” “100 Ways to Say Bad,” and “100 Ways to Say Great!“
I’ve been amazed at the reception. This is a small and obscure blog, but I get about 10,000 visits per month just to those posts. And the pins continue to get passed around on Pinterest.
They became so popular, in fact, that I started getting regular requests for print versions that teachers (homeschool and classroom) could post on their walls and bulletin boards. That wasn’t immediately possible because I had nothing like that in mind when I quickly created them as low-resolution graphics. But the requests came often enough that I eventually hired a graphic artist to redesign and reformat them for printing and, after several months of delays, now have them looking sharp and ready for purchase!
My kids are helping with the shipping — it will be a fun family side-business. Can someone say college fund?
If you’d like to buy a poster (or all five), click on any of the images below to go to our new web store: WriteAtHome Posters (http://posters.writeathome.com).
Oh, and feel free to share them with anyone you know who might be interested. Pin them, share on Facebook, etc. Help me spread the word.
And now, without further ado, allow me to introduce my new and improved line of “How to Say” Posters!
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Great! Congratulations on a slightly weird idea that turned out to be great fun!
Now I need 100 ways to say thank you!
Woo-hoo! Congratulations, Brian!