I’ve been glued to the computer knee deep in edits lately. Today I’m taking a break to read some books on writing and to listen to my manuscript.
One of the books recommended listening to it at a slower pace and without emotion to get the real feel of the style and voice. I found a great website called Natural Reader. You can upload your work to the site or can download a free version of the program. At the site, the voice is male. The free voice is female. It’s interesting to hear the contrast.
It’s a strange experience to hear a monotone voice reading your work but it does make issues stand out. So often when I read my own work, I tend to add the emotion and syntax.
Working like a fiend to get the edits done. Going well but helps to take a day away to see the forest instead of one tree! B