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Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter Audiobook

Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter: Growth Hacking for Storytellers

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Publisher's Summary

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.

It includes:

  • Why you need to get started with dictation, even if you tried it before and hated it
  • All of Monica's best tips for making dictation work for you, whether you write fiction or nonfiction
  • Every piece of equipment Monica recommends, plus half a dozen ways to test dictation before you buy
  • Monica's full setup for her innovative Walk 'n Talks, which helped her hit 4,000+ words per hour

For authors who are ready to take their productivity to the next level, this short guide will help you get started!

©2015 Spaulding House (P)2015 Spaulding House

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  • Roland J. Denzel
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    28/01/16
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    "quick and dirty dictation tips"

    You won't need more than this book for your quick and dirty dictation tips. Read today, start writing faster tomorrow.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Warwick Reed
    Hobart, Tasmania Australia
    5/02/16
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    "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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Richard S. Swol
    Lindstrom, MN USA
    17/03/17
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    "Basic "How To" information"
    Would you listen to Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter again? Why?

    Yes, as I start using Dragon software


    Would you be willing to try another book from Monica Leonelle? Why or why not?

    Sure. She seems to be good at laying out things in a practical and not rigid manner.


    What does Cindy Piller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice worked with the subject matter just fine. This is, essentially, a text book so inflection is less important.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter?

    To start with, I will be looking at my hardware such a microphone and other tools.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a basic primer for using, primarily, Dragon voice to text software. With some handy general "how to" and "don't do that" advice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SK Christian
    TX, United States
    8/08/16
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    "Just what I wanted"

    This is quick motivational introduction to dictating as an author. It is just what I wanted. Its easy yey specific.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bill
    22/04/16
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    "Educational and very convincing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter?

    When she suggested using an outline to ensure speedy writing. That also rings true to me.


    What does Cindy Piller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/02/16
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    "Dictate 101"
    Where does Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one ranks high among 'how to' books.


    What other book might you compare Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter to and why?

    Monica Leonelle gives a complete roadmap on how to write faster, better, and smarter using an innovative technique.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part is how easy it is.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    An idea from the book that I remember is taken step by step dictating a book is doable.


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a try!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • G. Smith
    1/02/16
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    "Everything you need to know"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gilbert Yarbrough
    1/06/17
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    "My kick starter book."

    Loved the book. This book inspired me to kick start my own writing endeavors -Gil Yarbrough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seriously
    Huntsville, AL United States
    28/10/16
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    "Excellent and Actionable"

    I've had Dragon for a while, but I've had difficulty making it work for me. This audiobook helped me figure out several of the reasons why I've been having difficulty, all of which are quite fixable. I'm looking forward to putting the author's excellent suggestions into action possibly as early as tomorrow. A big part of what made the audiobook enjoyable was the narration. The reader's performance was excellent, clear, well-enunciated, well-paced, and presented in a smooth, enjoyable tone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Mitchell
    30/09/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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