Don’t forget to read your writing ALOUD.

That’s right–read it out loud. It is amazing how much you will improve your work by actually hearing the spoken words.

By reading the words slowly and clearly you will become aware of the rhythms, the grammar, and the unwanted repetitions. You don’t need an audience. You can serve as your own audience.

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Audio books are a fantastic way to pass the time while traveling.

A favorite audio book is Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater,

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narrated perfectly by Steve West (as Sean)

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and Fiona Hardingham (as Puck).

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Coffeeandabookchick says:

As a fairly new listener of audio books, I couldn’t have been happier with both of the narrators cast to voice Sean Kendrick and Puck Connolly. They were equally masterful in the emotions, the characters, and each event that transcended standard tension and crafted an experience that was extremely absorbing. Click here to listen to the sample on (click the “play” button below the cover). . . . On her blog, Maggie Stiefvater has an incredible interview with both of the narrators and includes pictures of the cast (Steve West as Sean Kendrick!!), so click here to read.

You can listen to other authors and celebrities read here:

Your assignment today: Read your work out loud.