How to Speed Write Your Book with Voice Recognition Software
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How to Speed Write Your Book with Voice Recognition Software

How to Use Dictation Software to Increase Writing Speed and Quality
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Created by D.L. Hughes
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Select the speech recognition software best for you, some of it free
  • Learn how to use the best kind of microphone
  • Know how to adjust your thought processes to speak your book
  • Learn how to fill your mind with your ideas and speak your first draft
  • Succeed with voice recognition software even if you tried it in the past
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Requirements
  • A positive outlook
  • A desire to learn new things
  • A willingness to take action
  • Some of the voice recognition software I cover is only available on Windows computers. However, I do touch on Mac software and alternatives you can use with any operating system.
  • The purchase of any voice recognition software is NOT required to benefit from this course as free options are offered. A good USB microphone might be your most valuable tool.
Description

“Dictate Your Book to Empower Your Writing”

Dictate your book, don’t type it!

Voice writing is NOT futuristic — people are making more money by writing faster, high quality material using speech recognition technology today.

Voice recognition software is better than ever and you can leverage it to make your thoughts tangible.

Speech recognition software is not magic, even though it seems that way sometimes.

I have used voice recognition software since it became available for desktop use in 1999. I have used a well-known voice recognition software brand since 2002.

Today, there are many options available, many free, and I share details about them.

This course contains screencast videos to give you an overview of some of the most popular voice recognition tools.

There are many benefits to dictating your book and you can learn how in this course.

  • You can break the habit of slow kinetic writing, which is expressing your thoughts through motion.
  • You can learn how to fill your mind with your ideas and speak your first draft.
  • Most people type less than 40 words a minute. You can speak over 180 words per minute. Write a 5,000 word chapter in less than 30 minutes.
  • Write the book inside you by using voice recognition technology.
  • Finish the book you started.Voice writing can empower you.


In this course I ease the path of technology adoption for writers by:

  • Explaining why you should use dictation even if you have tried to use speech recognition software in the past.
  • Demonstrating major speech recognition software as part of the course.
  • Providing the techniques you need to successfully use your voice to write your book.
  • This course will help you overcome your preconceptions about voice writing and open a valuable way of expression to you.

After completing this course, you'll have the tools you need to…

  • Select the speech recognition software best for you, some of it free.
  • Learn how to use the best kind of microphone.
  • See how the three major types of voice recognition actually work.
  • Know how to adjust your thought processes to speak your book.
  • Visualize your book details as you speak.
  • Use specific techniques I teach in the course.

Now is the time to change from slow kinetic writing to voice writing. It’s not the wave of the future, it’s happening now. This course will put you on the the fast-track to use voice writing now.

Who is the target audience?
  • Writers who want to write a book quickly and efficiently
  • Students, teachers and professionals who want to quickly put their thoughts into tangible form
  • Those who want to make more money or get deserved recognition by increasing their writing output
  • People who do not type fast enough to adequately express their ideas
  • People with RSI or other physical limitations to using a keyboard
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
01:37:26
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An Introduction to Voice Writing
4 Lectures 22:03

A brief introduction to the course. Download the Course Workbook here. It will enhance your learning experience.

Preview 02:18

Many people don't understand how they can benefit from voice writing. Others have tried it, but have not been successful using it. This lecture introduces you to the vast potential of voice writing and demonstrates how you can benefit from it.

Preview 06:51

Do you have to buy lots of expensive hardware and software to get started? No, not at all. I explain how you can test the waters of writing a book (or other documents) with little or no out-of-pocket expense.

Preview 06:34

Get started right by understanding how you can make voice writing work for you. Overcome false preconceptions about the voice writing process and enjoy the speed and creativity this method of writing offers.

Overcoming Preconceptions about Voice Writing
06:20

A fun way review this section and test your memory.

Section 1 - Quick Quiz
3 questions
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Types of Speech Recognition Software
5 Lectures 37:52

See a demonstration of how Dragon Naturally Speaking works. Learn how Dragon Naturally Speaking came into being, and how you can use it effectively.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Overview
07:44

How to select and use a digital voice recorder with Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS). Using a voice recorder is optional but it adds portability which can enhance your creativity and productivity. Also covers use of the DNS app.

Dragon Naturally Speaking with Digital Recorder
05:42

Did you know that you probably own voice recognition software you can use to write a book or other long documents? It's true. See a demonstration about how to access it and use it. This knowledge may be worth the price of the course alone!

Speech Recognition Software You Already Own
07:20

There are online voice recognition options. Can you trust them to write a book or other long documents? I discuss that and show you where to find the options and how to use them.

Other Free Voice Recognition Options
06:49

Tips on using your smart phone or tablet to voice write your book or other documents.

Voice Writing with a Smart Phone or Tablet
10:17

Section 2 - Quick Quiz
3 questions
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How to Successfully Embrace Voice Writing
5 Lectures 34:21

In the history of writing there has always been what I call the "hand-mind connection." That's true whether the writer was chiseling hieroglyphics in stone or using a pen or keyboard. You need to break that dependency when you use your voice to create your first draft, and I explain the dynamics behind that.

Breaking the Writing Mind-Hand Connection
07:05

Learn how to prepare your mind so that you can fluently speak your story to life. You had to change your thought processes when you learned cursive writing and when you learned to type. This is just the next step in that process.

Mind Adjustment for Dictation
06:29

You must create your story in your mind before you write it. That has always been true. But there are new ways to visualize your book or long document so that you can quickly and easily voice write it. I provide some insight about about how to do that. 

Visualizing Your Book for Dictation
07:41

Practical tips and techniques to help you do a better job of dictation. Little things that will make a big difference as you voice write your first draft.

Dictation Techniques
05:55

This is a helpful summary of the key concepts in this course. It is important to review these ideas before you launch out into the world of voice writing.

Voice Writing in Perspective
07:11

Section 3 - Quick Quiz
1 question
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Update Section - Recent Additional Resources
2 Lectures 02:51

This Quick Start Guide provides key steps to get started with voice recognition. It's the fast path to dictating your book.

Document: Voice Writing Quick-Start Guide
01:37

This course is only one way I help aspiring writers reach their goals. Learn what I offer here.

Bonus Lecture - More Resources from D.L. Hughes
01:14
About the Instructor
D.L. Hughes
4.6 Average rating
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687 Students
4 Courses
Author, Editor, Publisher and Educator

D.L. Hughes is genuinely interested in helping students reach their writing and personal goals. Your success is important to him. 

He has over 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, publisher, educator, and business owner. Don’s education and experience include:

⦁ A bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, including an M.A. degree in Communications.
⦁ Served as an editor for a national book-selling industry magazine.
⦁ Taught writing and media subjects at conferences and colleges, both overseas and in the U.S.
⦁ He was named to Outstanding Educators of America.
⦁ Traveled to 31 countries as an NGO journalist.
⦁ Worked for book publishers and has been the CEO of his own independent publishing company for over 24 years.
⦁ Mentors writers and edits books through Author Services at his web site.
⦁ His diverse portfolio includes public relations writing, advertising copy writing, news writing, magazine articles, technical writing, fiction books, nonfiction books, book ghostwriting, documentary film scripts, course content, multimedia scripts and online content.

Don’s interests are far-ranging and today he writes and edits books, blog posts and presents courses and seminars on a variety of topics. He is based in Southern California.


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