It's so easy. Simple. So why didn't I do it sooner?
I'm talking about reading what I write. Out loud. I never thought it would make such a difference. But here's what I've learned:
Flow of dialogue. When your characters are actually speaking, you realize they wouldn’t say it quite that way. It helps to make it sound more believeable.
Typo's and mispelled words. My brain skips over these, but I catch more errors this way.
Pacing. In exciting parts where you're building up the suspence, the pace should be faster, the sentences shorter. I realize sometimes i'm too "wordy" or not detailed enough.
Inconsistencies. My character was talking to her mom, but suddenly her dad is responding. Oops!
Do you read your work out loud? Does it work for you?