Rhythm and pace are vital to any piece of writing, but our appreciation of them is so much stronger when we read our work aloud. The same way that you can hear a missed beat or wrong chord in music, you understand when your phrasing is awkward or unwieldy. As easy as speaking is, it still takes time and attention. Reading to another person is the next level up from simply reading your work aloud. First of all, it heightens your responses to everything that reading aloud helps you spot. This is really a way of using our natural social instincts to our advantage.
Why Reading Aloud Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing
Reading Aloud – The Writing Center • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Did you know that words on a page make a sound in your head? Reading expository stretches is like someone whispering in your ear. Too much and it makes you doze off. Page upon page of dialogue can be tiring as well, like listening to a loud, non-stop talker. Blah blah blah.
Read Aloud Assignment: Personal Reflection
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