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I have spent the last two days trying, off and on, to record myself reading, because I had this totally stupid idea that I would make an .mp3 of it and put it on my web-site.

What I have discovered--or rediscovered as the case may be--is that I cannot stand the sound of my recorded voice. I've tried reading first chapters and the beginnings of short stories, and all I can say is I have profound gratitude for the people who like my writing--or me--enough to sit through an hour of me reading out loud.

And now, writing looks like it will be so much less of a disaster, and holding that thought, I'm going to write.

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auriaephiala
Sep. 30th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
Any possibility you need a better microphone?

Another possibility is that you need to use what singing teachers would call your "chest" voice rather than your "head" voice when you're reading. That would require some practice but you might like the results.