Wednesday, March 9, 2011

National Read Aloud Day

Happy Read Aloud Day! 

I know this day is meant to celebrate the written world of stories with children, but for me everyday is read aloud day.  It is a huge part of my revision process.  I think most authors will agree that after working on a story over and over again, the words become ingrained yet blurry.  You don't see mistakes on the page or computer screen because you have it perfectly written in your head.  But reading your work aloud refreshes the text so you can hear repetition, clunky phrases and boring bits.  So haul out your manuscript and read it out loud.  Celebrate your written words and make them better.

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