4/30/08 — At this point in rewriting STORM MOUNTAIN, I’m going over it very carefully, fine tuning each and every sentence.
I’m also reading it aloud. Why? I find that adding an oral component to the process helps me discover word repetitions and other little weaknesses that I haven’t noticed otherwise. Look at the page and everything seems fine. Read that same page aloud, and the problems leap out at me.
Give it a try. May work for you, too.