Have you ever tried speech recognition software to dictate your book and supercharge your writing workflow? Scott Baker, author of How to Train Your Dragon, and soon to be provider of online courses of the same name, shares more than a few tricks and tips with us on how to get the most out of the dictation software whilst maintaining our sanity. But it’s his next book, unwritten but in the planning stages, that interests me, Train Your Brain to Write With Dragon, because it’s one thing to buy the software and associated gadgetry etc but it’s another altogether to learn to speak your punctuation at a fast rap. Scott can do it and he assures us it becomes second nature after awhile, but getting your head around all the quote, fullstop, comma and new line stuff that the fun begins. I’ve tried and I’m still deciphering the mess I made. But 7000 words an hour is worth the fight. Being able to ‘write’ anywhere and pin down the atmosphere of a place, character, or setting is irresistible. Scott is adamant it’s the way of the future and who am I to argue. Not only is it impressively fast and accurate if you do it right, it’s also a lot of fun. You can find out more about Scott, his online courses, book, tips and tricks here.
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