16 Reasons to Read your Words Aloud. | Myths of the Mirror



One of the earliest things I learned about revising our work and editing was to read the words out loud. It may seem odd for some, but reading out loud can help find a myriad of grammatical and punctuation errors which our eyes can easily miss.


Diana over at Myths of the Mirror, has written an excellent article on the importance of reading our work aloud.


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“A story has a natural cadence that arises from sentence structure, word choice, and the balance of narrative, dialog, and exposition. By reading our stories aloud, we’re able to experience that cadence the way our readers do. As part of an editing process, hearing the sounds of our words polishes our work. . .”

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Source: 16 Reasons to Read your Words Aloud. | Myths of the Mirror