After I have completed the polish and shine I read the entire piece of writing out loud. You heard me, out loud, to myself, to friends, or family. Depends on who might be there. This might sound ridicules, but truthfully it does help. When I read mine aloud it helps me find errors like sentence structure mistakes and shows me if something sounds awkward or perhaps I put words in backwards.
See your ears are trained for this already, so mistakes can be easily heard. When I first did this, I thought it was silly, but the more I managed to read even my academic papers aloud, the more errors I could find on my own and fix immediately.
As you read aloud fix problems in the process and do not be afraid to start over rereading from the beginning. Your ears will do the helping of what your eyes might pass over and brain automatically fixes. Make sure to listen to yourself closely.
This can also help you find plot holes within your story. It can help you find misplaced words and allow you to hear how dialogue is spoken.
If you would like more information on this please look at this site: Edit documents by reading aloud
Next weeks word to the writer is "Evaluation"
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