Oh my gosh, how many times have I heard the advice "write like you speak"?
(So many, that if I had a spoon for every time I heard it, I'd never run out of teaspoons again. What happens to teaspoons? Where do they go?)
In today's video, I ramble on about why writing like you speak is dumb and leads to badly written books.
Tune in to hear me rant about:
- Why real-life speech kills the flow of your writing
- The difference between listening and reading
- One quick tip to help you tighten up your writing and make it more interesting
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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.