How Planning Your Audiobook Can Make You a Better Writer

How Planning Your Audiobook Can Make You a Better WriterAs an audiobook narrator, I encourage every author to get her work into audio. However, regardless of whether you ever want to create audiobooks of your titles, these four tips from other authors about planning your audiobook will make you a better writer.

1. Listen to audiobooks.

This first piece of advice surprises many writers. They may have studied the words of other authors, but they’ve never thought much about how the words actually sound.

Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator, wrote a terrific blog post that outlines five reasons why writers should listen to audiobooks.

Laura Hillenbrand, the New York Times bestselling author of Seabiscuit and Unbroken, has listened to hundreds of audiobooks. According to her interview in the New York Times Magazine, Hillenbrand said her immersion in audiobooks has actually improved her writing because she hears the musicality of the language.

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