Ready to get on board with dictation (finally)?
Like many tools that have come before it, dictation is a new and exciting opportunity to write better, faster, and smarter. But many writers still believe it's not for them. Perhaps they've tried it in the past and it hasn't worked. Or perhaps this new technology is confusing, expensive, or frustrating, and that's held them back from taking advantage of it.
If you're ready to take the next step and learn a new skill set that will give you a huge advantage over what other authors are doing today, listen to Dictate Your Book and start working through the challenges that are holding you back from reaping the benefits of dictation.
For authors who are ready to take their productivity to the next level, this short guide will help you get started!
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"Realistic steps to writing a book with your mouth"
Simple. Approachable. Realistic.
It quickly convinced me that dictation was an important skill to take on, then got right down to it.
Yes. It's short and sweet, so no problem!
I recommend this book to anyone who struggles with typing speed or repetitive stress injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome) or worries about long term health and their writing career.
Learn to talk instead of type and increase your speed and your health!
"A good starting point for writers considering dictation"
While not a long book it is certainly a good introduction to technology, workflow and mindset to make it work.
Well worth a listen.
"Inspired to dictate!"
Loved it. I am now inspired to write my first book using dictation. I've been threatening for two years to write, now I will take what Monica has suggested and dictate my first book. I will not wait another two years, I'll get started right away. This came at a perfect time for me. No more excuses, no more procrastination.
the content is interesting. It is simple but detailed, it motivates you to dictate your next book and gives you practical suggestion on how to do it!
"Just what I wanted"
This is quick motivational introduction to dictating as an author. It is just what I wanted. Its easy yey specific.
"Educational and very convincing"
Yes, I would recommend this book to any of my friends intending to write books for a living. Having used speech to text to hit 12,000 words in my manuscript during a single writing session, I know this author is correct in her assertion that speech to text is faster than typing. When typing, my best had been 5,000 words in a single writing session.
When she suggested using an outline to ensure speedy writing. That also rings true to me.
Cindy's voice varied me right through to the end. Listening to her, as opposed to reading text, allowed me to consider the information without having to stop reading.
There were a lot of ideas, but one in particular stood out for me. The idea of using a detailed outline and beat cards to ensure I know exactly what I'm going to write/dictate before I start writing was an excellent idea. Can't get lost with a roadmap like that.
If you write for a living, or wish to, this book is essential reading because speech to text is the way of the future for writers. Writers who stick to their keyboard will be left in the dust by other writers who learn to use speech to text software. The difference in speed is just too great to ignore.
This one ranks high among 'how to' books.
Monica Leonelle gives a complete roadmap on how to write faster, better, and smarter using an innovative technique.
My favorite part is how easy it is.
An idea from the book that I remember is taken step by step dictating a book is doable.
Give it a try!
"Everything you need to know"
I would definetly recommend "Dictate Your Book" to any writer who is looking to dramatically increase their word count. Monica takes you from start to finish. She lays it all out and lets you learn from her mistakes. She knows that as a newbie you can get discouraged easy with this new technology and addresses every issue you can think of to keep you on the right track. She also gives great recommendations on equipment and even suggests free software to get started.
"Well-informed but short on detai"
This book is a good overview of the technology but lacks much depth. Some specific examples of dictation, setting up for dictation, and approach to keeping it flowing would be great additions to the next edition. This is a good read for someone new to dictation or someone trying to decide wjether or not to make the jump.
"Dictating Your Book"
Interesting ideas about increasing one's use of dictation software. I already use dictation software to some extent I don't think it's practical to use most of the time. I am a published writer and Tech expert and created my own computer last year but I still think that there are times to use the technology and times to resort to the traditional methods. Just because the technology exists doesn't mean we should use it predominantly. However, it is there in any way we want to use it as writers.
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