Friday, February 13, 2009

Tip for the Day: Reading Aloud

This will be short. And it may be the start of something I do everyday. Do you read aloud what you write? You should. Often times when it's read aloud, the errors or awkward wording come popping out at you. In any case, take the time after a writing session to read your work aloud. It may surprise you! And one more thing... if, when you read, you come to "bumps in the road", i.e. the flow of what you read slows or stops, you might want to change the wording. That is, if it is due to awkward or confusing structure.

4 comments:

CathM said...

Great advice! I often do this when editing my work!

Vanessa Rogers said...

That is good advise, but it takes a while to do.. but so does writing and editing. Oh editing, I am not a fan.

teacherwriter said...

Vanessa... how true. One of many things that are a pain to do!

BurntEspresso said...

This is a very good tip! I always do this with anything I write--it helps so much with getting rid of clutter, awkward phrasing, etc. I love it, but I agree, time-consuming, indeed.