Monday, November 7, 2011

[WoD] Talk Out Loud

It's monday already and I want to talk to you about something that might make you seem a little crazy. You should try to talk to yourself. And I don't mean just a little mumbling, but I mean have a full on speech with yourself. You know how some literature out there just begs to be read out loud. Go grab a copy of Frankenstein and try it if you don't believe me. A lot of older stories are written in that manner. What if yours is the same way? What if it wants you to read it out loud? Just try it. Think out loud while you write the next portion of your story and see what happens. It starts to develop its own little flow. Maybe it follows your spoken voice a little bit more than your writing voice. It's just a little something to try.

Another thing about speaking out loud is that it could help your brain in other ways. There have been studies that say speaking out loud is great for your memory. It helps you remember stuff. So, if you need to memorize something sometime, give it a try then as well. I'd recommend doing it alone, of course, but if you want others to start thinking you are indeed crazy, you could try speaking to yourself in big crowds on the street. That's always fun, too.

That's the advice for the day. Let your spoken voice help you think. Think out loud, even if you do it just for a day or two. I'm telling you, it will help immensely. Go ahead and try it if you don't believe me.

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