I dont know if this is the right place to ask this. I have a character who is listening to the whispers around her, which leads her into the first introduction of my second MC. Right now, I just have them in italics with quotations and no identifiers (my MC is looking down at the ground as she's listening, so she doesnt see who is saying what). adding "a man said with distaste" and "a woman quipped excitedly" seems a bit too clunky when attached to four strings of whispers..... "a man said..." "a woman said" and back and forth, back and forth. any suggestions?