The New York Times recently quoted Stephen King as saying, “If you listen to something on audio, every flaw in a writer’s work, the repetition of words and the clumsy phrases, they all stand out. As a writer I say to myself, how will that sound?”
I sometimes think that instead of writers’ groups—which are organized around folks reading one another’s work, and then critiquing the writing—might be more effective as reading groups, in which writers read their work to one another.
And, to make it even more effective, record those readings so you could listen to what you yourself have written as you head home.
It just might be sound advice.