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Monaxi
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Post by Monaxi » October 17th, 2020, 6:35 pm

punctuation is your friend (and so are paragraph breaks.) Using pauses well helps our listeners keep up with us and can add emphasis as well as suspense, as the case may be. Have fun!
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Post by Carolin » October 18th, 2020, 2:50 am

Dont rush your experience at librivox, dont overcommit yourself. You may feel like a kid in a candy shop, so treat yourself like one. Pick a lollipop you like and then get yourself another when the first is finished :mrgreen:
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Post by JordanN » November 25th, 2020, 7:33 am

Relax. You are in control of the edit. If you make a mistake, stop, stretch, reset, take a small sip of water, go to the preceding sentence and start again.

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Post by MaryinArkansas » November 25th, 2020, 9:01 pm

Monaxi wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Using pauses well helps our listeners keep up with us and can add emphasis as well as suspense, as the case may be. Have fun!
That is true. A lot of people have a tendency to read fast when reading aloud. A person can get in too much of a rush and crowd sentences so close together that the listener has trouble telling when one paragraph ends and the other begins, or when a different character is speaking. A mental count of 1,2 between paragraphs and characters’ dialogue gives a nice pause that keeps the story moving along without it seeming rushed.
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