I started this site with the intention of beginning a book narration project.
I haven’t devoted my time to it as I had planned. Perhaps I need to make it into something different.
I have applied for a few narration jobs with no luck . Perhaps my voice is not suited to the book . I really don’t know , but it is still something I would like to do although I am not one of those people who is able to change their voice to suit the character , so maybe I am “barking up the wrong tree” on this one.
I will continue to mull it over for a little longer before I decide to continue or to stop.
It has recently been brought to my attention that we “southerners “ here in Texas use instead of the word “suddenly” in grammatical error . In the southeast Texas piney woods people use the phrase ”all of a sudden “ in the place of suddenly. One phrase or sentence may be , I was walking down the road and all of a sudden a cat ran across the road in front of me . Or , I was talking to my coworker and all of a sudden she just turned and walked away. I have often wondered why people use 4 words to make a statement when one word can suffice ? I’m sure that I have been guilty of it myself although I have begun to take note before I speak and say things in correct grammar . My mother, although raised in the same areas of the south , always stressed to me, my brothers and my sister the importance of using proper grammar when speaking. I have always attempted to always do so. One thing I have learned is that the more you are around people who use slang words or incorrect grammar the more likely you are to just “fall into “ talking the same way . So I am suddenly very interested in observing how people express themslves and I wonder , “ Are they even aware that their grammar is incorrect ?”