“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.
In this course I ease the path of technology adoption for writers by:
After completing this course, you'll have the tools you need to…
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.
A brief introduction to the course. Download the Course Workbook here. It will enhance your learning experience.
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.
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.
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.
A fun way review this section and test your memory.
See a demonstration of how Dragon Naturally Speaking works. Learn how Dragon Naturally Speaking came into being, and how you can use it effectively.
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.
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!
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.
Tips on using your smart phone or tablet to voice write your book or other documents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Quick Start Guide provides key steps to get started with voice recognition. It's the fast path to dictating your book.
This course is only one way I help aspiring writers reach their goals. Learn what I offer here.
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.