Tuesday
May152012

Writing Your Novel at the Speed of Thought

James and I feed off each other so much when we plot stories that we can't even call each other on the phone without some means of audio capture to record the call, because it's constant story, story, story with us. We mainly use Skype since we live on different continents and I use a program to record our audio. However, I HATE transcription. When I'm on my own and an idea comes to me, I use a Dragon Naturally Speaking app for my cellphone. Of course, some of the words it translates are spelled in some weird language that only Caesar Guevara could decipher, but overall, cleaning up typos is far easier than trancribing two hours of Skype conversations.

So, I thought I'd throw my two cents out there for all you writers. Try the Dragon app to save transcription time. It's like writing at the speed of thought (stole that line from Phoenix Earth... sorry Ronald and Melvyn ;) You're both still my mates.

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