One of my big goals for 2016 will be to move to dictation for first draft fiction and non-fiction. In this podcast, Monica Leonelle explains why dictation is so brilliant for writers and some technical tips on making it work for you.
In the introduction, I mention the books I’m working on writing at the moment, plus Deviance is out in audiobook format and Profanación is out in Spanish. I have review copies of either if you listen to audio, read Spanish – or both!
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Monica Leonelle is the author of New Adult and fantasy fiction as well as the Growth Hacking for Storytellers series of non-fiction books. These include Write Better, Faster and also Dictate your Book, which we’re talking about today.
- On why there has been a resurgence in interest in dictation this year.
- The technology and gear one needs to dictate.
- Tips for shifting from writing by typing to writing using dictation.
- What beats are and why they might matter more when dictating fiction as opposed to typing it.
- How walking with a recorder and having the file transcribed fits into this idea.
- The length of time it took Monica to train the Dragon and the strategies she used to do that.
- The changes dictation has made to Monica’s writing speed and the choices she makes about when to use dictation.
- On what dictation software cannot learn.
- Other ways to speed up writing, including beats, the Pomodoro method, WriteOrDie and setting deadlines.
- The importance of mentors and what Monica sees in the future of publishing.
You can find Monica at ProseOnFire.com and on twitter @monicaleonelle