–I have a question for you?
Do you read your writing aloud before you press publish?
Mr. Liverpool can hear me from the back room.
“Who are you talking to, Kim?” He asks.
“Myself.” I say. (nothing new. He knows I’m a bit crazy)
I read aloud. I read aloud over and over again.
And the piece is never truly finished, never truly complete. Is it?
I add better words. I rearrange sentences. I add commas. (I just adore commas) I read to my girlfriends over the phone.
“What do you think?”
But mostly, I delete. My favorite part. Deleting is like releasing something unwanted, unwelcome, undesirable.
At any rate…
Click the highlighted blue title below to hear me read one of my pieces aloud. I suggest you do the same with your work.
This essay/letter/poem (whatever you wish to call it) is the fifth letter in my book (about Kay) entitled: (click on top of page)
Darlings, I ask again, do you read your writing/poetry/essays/blogs ALOUD as part of your writing process?