When I send my draft to my editor, her first question is always, “Did you read it out loud?” And I have to sink a little and admit I did not. I just kept thinking, it doesn’t really make a difference if I read it out loud, or to myself. And on my fourth book, I finally gave in and started reading out loud before sending her the next revision.

Wow! What a difference. She was right. It not only helped me catch things that were wrong, that apparently my eyes couldn’t catch, it helped me think of things that fit better. And the revision continued. Better than before. Easier.

Now, I always read out loud!

Sherry Briscoe

Gypsy Writer


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