Monday, 19 February 2007
I heard one of my short stories being read on the radio this morning. It was quite an experience – unlike having a friend read it. It was almost as if someone else had written it, it sounded so much better then I remembered it. And then the reader got to a bit that made me squirm, it was so badly written! It’s funny, but that passage had seemed fine on the page. Hearing it on the radio it sounded pretty bad. A good lesson there – always read your stuff aloud before you send it to an editor – writing that seems fine when you see it can always be improved when you hear it!