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Maybe I Won't Retire, After All....

Writing used to come easily for me. I wrote one of my best novels, The Unicorn’s Daughter, in four months. Final Hours took six weeks. It was almost too easy, which is why I was surprised that The Unicorn’s Daughter required almost no editing from Berkley and became, along with Chasing the Wind, one of my best-reviewed novels. 288 more words

Don't Stop Believing

Age: Adults

For the song “DON’T STOP BELIEVING”, students will first combine fragments of information in order to guess and talk about the band. Then, arranged in small  groups, they will be provided with pieces of the song to be put in order. 39 more words

Games & Fun Activities

Tips for using your phone as a dictation device

Using your phone as a recording or dictation device is smart, just like the apps and programs that are on it. Recording audio with your smartphone isn’t always straightforward and although mobile phones have advanced a lot over the last few years the microphone on the device haven’t generally changed that much, with mobile manufacturers focusing the efforts on better cameras, application or software speed as their main features. 314 more words

Transcription Services

Prepping for NaNo

I wasn’t going to do NaNo this year, but depending on my equipment for Uni I think I might be able to. This year I’ll be dictating my novel, and I’ll be doing one of my ideas for something I want to ACTUALLY publish. 61 more words

I Dictate or iDictate?

Dictation is one of those things that I have been wanting to do, but have been hesitant for many reasons. The first, and most important of these, is cost. 646 more words


Urban Writing Walkabout (Dictate Your Novel!): Ogden's Historic 25th Street

When it comes to dictating my fiction, I definitely prefer being on a trail, but in a pinch, I’ll go more urban. This week’s Writing Walkabout took me to a revitalized historic district in Ogden, Utah–25th street. 236 more words


The Future of Dictation

The digital age has moved dictation forward leaps and bounds.

Dictation and speech recognition started over 50 years ago by Alexander Graham Bell, whose wife was deaf and experimented with transmitting speech taking words and turn them into a picture that a deaf person could then understand. 287 more words