When I first decided to try dictation, I thought it would be simple to do. I quickly discovered that it was harder than I thought. I needed to train my brain to write verbally and to include the commands for my Dragon. When I was searching for solutions, I tried a few books about dictation. They were ok. However, once I discovered The Productive Author’s Guide to Dictation ebook, I knew I had found the answer to my problem.
What resonated with me the most was when the author pointed out that it took regular practice to master 1) handwriting and 2) typing, so why would learning to dictate be any different? It is a skill that has to be practiced in order to become natural. This book helps you accomplish that practice with 24 days worth of practice drills. You do the assigned drill for the day, and then apply it to your own writing. It has helped me immensely, and I find dictation easier every single day.
If you are having trouble wrapping your brain around dictating your stories, then I highly recommend The Productive Author’s Guide to Dictation. It has been one of the best and inexpensive investments that I have made thus far in my writing career. It has helped me crack that hard nut of dictation and helped to make it become second nature without making my brain hurt. That is priceless.
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