Today is my first post, and I'd love to share with you one of my favorite little tricks.
If you're a writer of fantasy/paranormal/SF chances are you've probably created a word or two. But have you ever questioned what your new word sounds like? I know I have.
MS WORD has a feature called Text-to-Speech. If you're not sure where it is, I've created some handy screenshots.
Click up here and go down to more commands
Now we'll add the command to the toolbar. Go to All Commands and scroll until you find Speak. Click Add, Okay
Once you have the command added to your ribbon, you can select a word/sentence/paragraph and hit the speak command and the computer will read your selection.
This is also a great tool to use when editing. Sometimes when we write, the sentences in our head may sound different than what they actually are. I've used the speak command to check sentence structure.
I hope you found this tip useful!
Know any tricks yourself? Post them below!