Out loud

Read what you write—–out loud. This old trick is a great one for finding grammatical and punctuation mistakes. But it’s also good to hear your text being read out loud. The dialogue may sound wooden and/or the exposition might not explain anything.

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4 responses to “Out loud

  1. I agree. Reading dialogue is the best way to improve it. While something looks good on paper it doesn’t necessarily translate orally and we have to remember that writing has its genesis in oral storytelling, some thing people tend to forget from time to time. Reading it out loud lets you hear the rythmn of waht you’ve written. Our words need to be musical.

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