I think "quotative like" is a good name for it.
I would call the first relating "self talk", and people of all languages have "self talk", conversations in their head.
But I have heard, instead of "I was like,...", "Then I thought,..." followed by an actual thought.
And that is something I have heard native ...
Defying gravity, perhaps. Immune to gravity.
Suspended, without support.
Weightless in the air.
As general advice, use more words; use metaphors and similes; readers do not mind reading.
She's three feet above the ground, cruising along beside me.
Also, recognize that both characters and the reader will grow accustomed to a character that is routinely flying,...
I am not sure how the variables are related. Some possibilities.
"and thus, the number of Y..."
"and consequently, the number of Y..."
"and necessarily, the number of Y..."
"implying the number of Y..."
"resulting in the number of Y..."
"causing the number of Y..."
"forcing the number of Y...&...
Not like that
Your suggestion suffers from (at least) the following flaws:
To improve you need to focus on the thought you want to elicit in the reader.
Some examples below.
Note: a question in a banner typically takes more time to process. The reason is that the reader has to use their brain to find an answer unless the ...
Typically for billboards or banners you want to keep your word count at 6 or less. Or syllables under 8. That is what typical people can read in a glance.
You have 10. Some alternatives:
[a bit long] Get your dream out of the drawer!
Time to work on your dream?
Let's pursue your dream.
And so on. As a drive-by thing (either literally or metaphorically for a ...