Today for my #AtoZChallenge post, I'm talking about "Read Aloud"
For Writers: Hearing Your Work
One of the easiest self-editing tricks is to read your own work aloud.
Even if it's a chapter book.
Even if it's a middle grade.
Yes, even if it's an adult.
And especially if it's a picture book.
Read it aloud. You'll be surprised what your mouth will catch that your eyes missed.
For Readers: Read aloud Tips
Unless you are a professional storyteller (yes, that's a thing), you probably can't simply pick up a book and read it aloud in public. Or if you do, it might not be very engaging.
So don't try.
Practice reading your book until it's memorized.
Practice reading aloud to the mirror.
Practice reading aloud to a friendly ear.
And don't worry if it takes you a month or a year to feel ready for an audience.
You got this.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)