plaidsicle wrote: ↑
January 27th, 2018, 5:42 am
Is there a podcast that focuses on how readers prep a manuscript to record?
So if we have that topic in a podcast-- how would I find it, and if not, could we organize one around that? Like, do ppl make themselves a script with areas marked for emphasis/character emotion, or what?
I think this would be a great theme. some old podcast episodes touch on it, but I don't think there's one only about pre-reading preparations.
This sounds like in interesting podcast idea! I don't do much along those lines, but I know there are folks out there who do careful advance prep, and I'd be very interested to hear what they do. They might have suggestions that I've never even thought of trying!
TriciaG wrote: ↑
January 27th, 2018, 8:21 am
And there are those of us who do basically NO preparation, but just sit down and record the thing. LOL!
Mostly, that's me, too, Tricia! There are just two exceptions --
(1) If it's a poem or a role in a DW, something that requires a bit of "emoting", I do a quick scan before reading, so I know what sort of tone to adopt. If I read it seriously and then find it was meant to be facetious, or read it calmly and then realize it ought to have been excited, I have to do it all over again. A quick read-through first helps prevent that.
(2) With certain types of non-fiction, where I'm highly likely to encounter unfamiliar place-names, or snatches of "legalese", or Latin, I give a quick once-over before I begin, to map out potential difficulties in advance. I don't bother to mark up the whole text, too much trouble, though I may note pronunciations of difficult names, or how to read legal abbreviations, on scrap paper to have handy.
If the thing I'm reading doesn't look likely to have any surprises, then I just jump in and read without any preliminary scan. That's the most usual case. Of course, that doesn't mean surprises won't jump out at me!
Well, that's what editing is for!