Due Date (2,993 words)

Due Date By Jessica Kruppa 09/2014 Crem Onel: dour and absent minded artist by day, jumpy and obsessive compulsive student by night. The former was a painstakingly fabricated façade that he struggled to maintain despite the universe’s best efforts. His roommate, at least, seemed to be taking a break from finding new and interesting ways … More Due Date (2,993 words)

Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal

First off, I want to be clear that when I refer to dictation I mean dictating into a portable voice recorder (with no rewind feature) and then transcribing the audio file. I have never dictated while in front of my computer and so I can’t compare the two, but I imagine there are differences. Onward! Each … More Dictating in the Car: Why Each Session Must Have a Goal

Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel. 2017, Weeks 1-5

I started Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel course on the first week of January. I had purchased the course in 2007 and started using it for one of my many false starts, but then life happened. Since my 2017 resolution is to complete the first draft of a new novel (finally) I decided to dust … More Progress Report: Lazette Gifford’s 2 Year Novel. 2017, Weeks 1-5

Which is Faster? Dictation vs. Typing

One of the first questions I’ve seen people ask when they are considering dictation is, “Is it faster than typing?” That’s an important question for most people, especially when just setting out on the journey of dictation. For most people, they are going into dictation and transcription to avoid repetitive motion injuries, or because they … More Which is Faster? Dictation vs. Typing

Review (Course): How To Write Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck, by Holly Lisle

When I started the dictation journey, I didn’t have a game plan other than: Get a voice recorder. Dictate in the car. ???? Get Published! Several days into the journey, as I realized that this dictation thing could actually work out, I started hunting up the old writing forums I used to haunt. One thing led … More Review (Course): How To Write Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck, by Holly Lisle

2017 Writing Goals

I ended the year by losing two weeks of dictation! It was raining during my commute for a solid week. The last week of December I got off (I work at an Academic institution and the campus was closed) and I spent it doing Christmas stuff, entertaining family, and catching two colds back to back! … More 2017 Writing Goals

Dictation Using a Digital Voice Recorder (Philips DVT2700 Review)

I currently have a little Phillips hand-held digital voice recorder that came with Dragon Naturally Speaking’s transcription software (Philips DVT2700). (Note: The software is ONLY the transcription portion and it can ONLY transcribe an audio recording.) After the initial “training” (recording myself reading 15 minutes of a specific document and letting Dragon transcribe it) I … More Dictation Using a Digital Voice Recorder (Philips DVT2700 Review)