At InternetTIPS.com, we suspect that many famous and not-so-famous writers already use this "tool". Yet when first starting out, you may not at first realize just how much of an impact this one simple idea can have on your writing efforts.
The Sound Of Silence No More
So just what are we talking about?
- Answer: whenever we finish writing a first draft, read your document aloud.
Why can reading your writing aloud help you create a better finish? Answer: this simple, animated act can help identify cumbersome, overly complex or boring writing and highlight weaknesses in flow and structure.
When we "see" the words and sentences on paper or on-screen, the finish may seem OK or even "sound" impressive - within the biased confines of our own "mind voice". Yet curiously, through reading aloud, we can more easily identify any glaring weaknesses that we might otherwise miss.
Let's Have A Conversation
In a variety of communication scenarios, your writing can benefit by coming across in a conversational tone - just as you would talk. Reading your writing aloud also helps validate this approach.
- An alternative option is to persuade someone else to read your writing aloud back to you.
Perform either of the simple, yet powerful tests above regularly and your finished delivery can benefit immensely.