Every time, well not every time because rarely does anything happen in absolutes, but more often than not when people call my house they ask if my dad is home. I used to say you mean my husband, and the caller would get all embarrassed, so lately I just answer, "Yes. Just a minute."
Sometimes they clue into the fact that I answered the phone and say to my husband, "That was your wife, wasn't it?"
I think my voice is deep, but apparently when I answer the phone I sound like my seven year old daughter.
This got me wondering, as things usually do. What does my voice sound like when it can only be read?
Can you tell what kind of person I am just by reading my blog. Do you think I'm witty, shy, outgoing, whiny, or snarky? (That question was rhetorical)
I have a hard time reading my work out loud because I'm not entirely fond of my voice, but I think it's a must.
First you discover things that you wouldn't normally notice by reading your work in your head. Echoes is a big one for me, or awkward sentences. I can tell when I haven't read something out loud because it doesn't flow the way I want it to.
Second, it's so important to show what kind of person your characters by using just your words that sometimes when you read out loud, you get a better sense of your characters.
How about you are there any other reasons you can think of for reading your words out loud?