How to Write Scenes in Novels and Short Stories -- Writing a novel? Focus on scenes. Scenes in a novel are the heart of your novel. When you know how to write scenes, you'll write better books.// This is good advice.
Essential Guy Style Rules That’ll Help You Look Taller Kurt Vonnegut on Writing Fiction: 16 rules . You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.
every amateur writer makes the mistake of not using "said". I used to think I shouldn't keep using said, but you really don't need to switch it up. if it's redundant, try cutting a few dialogue tags (not too many ofc)