DID YOU KNOW AUDIOBOOKS CAN IMPROVE YOUR WRITING?
A) NO SKIMMING ALLOWED
C'mon, admit it: you skim over the "boring parts" as you read print. It's instinctive by now.
But skimming robs you of the power and purpose of the words you skim!
B) AUDIO LETS YOU CATCH THE PACE, THE FLOW OF THE WORDS
The sounds of the words will bleed into your own writing. You will begin to "see" words as images.
It will limit your use of HE SAID/SHE SAID in every line of dialogue.
Don't tell me those words are invisible to readers -- only to you as you block them out as you write.
You'll discover new ways to add pauses to the spoken lines.
C) YOU'LL HEAR THE WORDS AS YOU WRITE THEM
Maybe in your voice. Maybe in the voice of your favorite narrators.
It will spotlight "kinks" in your paragraphs.
The audio's will create a Theater of the Mind letting you see words as images.
D) YOU'LL "READ" MORE
Stephen King stresses that the more you read the deeper your perspective will be in your books.
You'll read in places you couldn't with a print book: in bed, exercising, gardening, commuting.
You'll discover favorite narrators and seek out books they narrate no matter the genre and
your literary horizons will expand, enriching your prose, breathing new ides into your future novels.
E) YOU'LL LEARN
AUDIBLE has its DEAL OF THE DAY:
I got Arthur C Clarke's 2001 for $2! The intro was by Clarke himself, detailing the unique way he wrote the book.
I got BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S read by Michael C Hall of DEXTER fame (great narrator) for $2!
Craig Johnson of LONGMIRE fame detailed at the end of one of his books the origin of his hero and how he writes. Great lessons.
F) YOUR OWN AUTHOR READINGS WILL IMPROVE FROM LISTENING TO PROFESSIONALS.
G) YOUR VOCABULARY WILL IMPROVE
You'll learn new words from their use in context of the action of the novels.
You'll repeat crutch words less as you insert the new words into your prose.
OH, BEFORE I FORGET WHY ALL THIS TALK ON AUDIOBOOKS!
HERE'S MY LATEST ONE!
the eternal prankster Mark Twain ... which fate is worse would be hard to call!
Here is John Two Hawks with lyrics