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Simplest Editing Technique EVER!

Read Your Stories Aloud

This is particularly helpful for dialogue as J.L. Stratton points out in his blog post. Not only does he give us the ultimate facepalm with his simple revelation that reading dialogue aloud the way it’s meant to be heard is great editing strategy, but he also reminds us that there are ways to indicate the speaker INSIDE the quotes so you don’t have to use he said/she said all the time. Genius!

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Elsha Hawk is a center-brained, imaginative, pragmatist who errs on the side of optimism. She is a writer, mom, teacher, wife, and go-getter. She has dabbled in ebooks, researched marketing and promotion of herself, joined social media, and written both solo and with a co-author Eddie-Joe Young. She won the short story contest, "Write to Win", in Writer's Journal and was published in the Nov/Dec 2009 issue. She also published a short story in Eclectic Flash in the April 2010 issue.

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