Enid’s Writing Tip #4

Read your work aloud in private. You see/hear things you might otherwise miss. You stumble over infelicitous wording. You may even bore yourself, and then you know you have to make a change.

It helps especially to read your dialogue aloud even before you write it down because you’ll speak it more naturally. Once you’ve committed the words to paper it seems as if they were written in stone. Re-read it after you’ve written it down as well.

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