Transition Into Writing With Dictation - The Dreaded Learning Curve


There's a lot of conflicting opinions surrounding dictation - some absolutely love it and others couldn't hate it more if they tried.


You probably gathered that I fall in the former category, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this post. But it wasn't always sunshine and butterflies.


There's a learning curve to dictation that stops most people from utilizing it to its full potential. Today I'm going to break down a survival guide of sorts, so that you can come out on the other side of that learning curve with a skill that could change the way you write forever.


Big claim, right? Well it's true.




Previously I went over an introduction to dictation. In it, I briefly talked about my success with it. My words per hour (WPH) count went up drastically.


Why does this matter?


Because getting that first draft out there is a huge undertaking. Since I'm an outliner, I already know what I want to say - what's slowing me down the most is my physical ability to get the words on the page as fast as I can.


Dictation solved that for me. Now if I could just find a way to increase my editing speed...


Here's the setup that I use: AT2020 USB Microphone and Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation software.