Listen to Your Writing

Like Don, I’ve come across a lot of authors recommending that you read your writing out loud to help check for continuity, story flow and grammar errors 👍

Author Don Massenzio

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This tip has to do with something I learned from a fellow author and reinforced as I was trying to record an audio book version of one of my novels. It may sound silly, but you can greatly improve your work by reading it aloud or by hearing it read aloud to you.

This can be a tedious exercise, but it is well worth it. I’m going to pass on an anecdote from that fellow author I mentioned earlier. It was a situation that could have been embarrassing at best and disastrous at worst.

She had written a middle school age book. All of the spelling, punctuation and grammar were pristine and she was ready for publishing. On a whim, she put the book through the ‘Speak’ utility that is part of Microsoft Word (I’ll show you how to set that up later).

What she found was, in one spot…

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8 thoughts on “Listen to Your Writing

  1. I normally try to read a preview aloud at least once. I also draft my wife or a nearby friend to read through and look for errors both in writing and logic.

    I cannot count the times that I have been helped by the precautions that cost me only five minutes.

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