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Reading Out Loud

Did you know reading out loud is a great way to catch mistakes in your writing? It is. The last step in the editing process with my publisher is to read the book out loud. It’s amazing what you can miss simply reading the book silently. I guess the mind reads what you wanted to write rather than what is actually on the page.

Yes, it takes more time to read the manuscript out loud, but if the result is a book with less errors, isn’t it worth it? I think so. That’s why this post is going to be a short one. I’ve gotten the manuscript for Grasping Hope back from the publisher for the last read through, and I need to get started. My son may think I’ve lost my mind as he hears me talking to myself in the office across the hall from his room, but I want Grasping Hope to be the best book it can be for the readers.

Just for fun: What is something that you take extra time doing so the results are the best they can be?

4 Comments

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    Addressing Christmas Cards, or any mail.

    • bythebook724

      I had a pen pal from junior high into college. Those personal letters meant so much. We don’t do enough letters and cards anymore.

  2. believe4147

    Most of the time preparing to lead a bible study. No matter how much I prepare for surprise questions, I keep being surprised.

    • bythebook724

      A worthy endeavor to spend extra time on!

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