When I read I like to be entertained. A laugh here, a life lesson there, lots of love somewhere. Sooo, I'm very excited that my Easter break reading is going to involve a 'New In' by Marian Keyes: "Making It Up As I Go Along". One of my favourite authors.
Read your work aloud! When you read aloud you find out how much can be cut, how much is unnecessary. You hear how the story flows. And nothing teaches you as much about writing dialogue as listening to it.