For my voice and diction students, a reminder to unlearn the habit of beginning a sentence with, “So…” Examples I have recently heard:
“So my name is…”
“So hey guys, here’s a great tip…”
It’s informal and conversational, like “Yo!” and has its place. But it is also not well-spoken. I peg the intelligence and education of the speaker somewhat lower when I hear it.
Sure, use it when you audition for the role of a 20-something, but forget it thereafter.
What is the connection between a device on your PC and Ancient Rome? Listen and find out!
The September issue of The New English Review includes my piece on the tradition of theater and a style of acting prevalent in the U.S.: “Real” and Its Limitations.
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(July 24, 2015/Truth or Consequences, NM) Traffic to the new comic audio invention website, Jingle Parade! has reached unprecendented levels, reports the popular, non-existent media site, Comedy News of the World Illustrated. In an interview that never happened, AudioTheater Services LLC CEO, Wyntner Woody said, “Stumbleuponers and Twitterites have discovered the site’s hilarity and have been flocking to like seagulls to a fishing scow.”
Jingle Parade! executives plan a new post every 7 to 10 days, each with original text, images and an audio invention designed to induce spasms of paralyzing laughter in the listener. In a related development, the company plans to offer Laugh Insurance to viewers in they burst a gut.
Peter Nealen’s Task Force Desperate, the first volume in his popular American Praetorian Series, which I narrated, is now available for purchase at Audible. This is the gritty POV narrative of a professional mercenary during a tour of the Horn of Africa: the detail, the feel, even the smell of reconaissance and battle in a harsh desert environment. You’ll think you’re right there with Jeff Stone!.
Jingle Parade! The Nutty, Naughty, Kooky, Wacky Audio Inventions of Wyntner Woody is now operational.
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I’ve just wrapped on the audiobook version of Peter Nealen’s Task Force Desperate, the first volume in his popular American Praetorians series. This is a top-notch, well-written, exciting and intense book about American privateer-warriors operating in the Gulf of Aden. Lovers of military fiction will enjoy this audiobook, chocked full of battle scenes and replete with the lore and detail of operating in a theater of war. I will post the audio sample once the audiobook is available at Audible.
I’m currently narrating “Task Force Desperate” by Peter Nealen. This is the first volume in Peter’s popular American Praetorians series. Click here to learn about this title on Amazon!