December 21st, 2009

Supplement your eyes with your ears

Here's what I do when I want to hear clunky passages, take note of missing words, and in general make my writing better. I add my ears to my eyes. To try this at home, you can:
- Read your work aloud
- If you have a kid you can get to sit still or even a cat or a dog, read to them
- Tape record yourself reading your work and then listen.
- Have someone else read your work aloud and listen (you can also tape record)
- If you have a newer computer, have it read to you. My new Mac can read to me! (full disclosure: okay, it sounds like a robot, but still)

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