Gene

I've been dictation blogging for over 9 years now and it's truly changed my life. I teach fellow bloggers the ins and outs of voice blogging so they can take their productivity to a whole new level.

Writings Not that Easy but These Hacks Kill Stress

When it comes to “hard work,” people think about jobs where they break a sweat — things like picking farm crops, digging ditches, mining, or dangerous work such as underwater welding or driving all sorts of heavy and possibly dangerous equipment. In practical terms, though, most people consider writing difficult work. If you ask the …

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Dictaphone Writing Drill 2: Fiction Writing

For today’s writing drill, we’re going to talk about fiction dictation writing. As you probably already know, writing fiction is quite different from working from an outline writing nonfiction. There’s a lot more free play involved in writing this type of material. You basically are just tapping into your own personal creativity and, possibly, your …

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Dictaphone Writing Drill: 1 Minute speed dictation

Using an online counter or on-screen countdown timer, quickly talk about the ideas going through your mind. Give yourself 1 minute to speak. Use the tips I’ve shared on clear thinking, mental discipline, and focus as you work on saying as many complete sentences as possible within one minute’s time. Don’t expect overnight success. Just …

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12 Standup Comedy Techniques That Can Boost Your Mental Improv Skills

I used to think that dictation writing or dictablogging is just an extension of my usual writing processes. But after sticking with this method of content production for several years, I realized that it’s just a more targeted form of verbal improvisation. As you know, improvisation is usually associated with improv acting and stand-up comedy. …

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Self-Editing While Dictation Blogging Does Not Have to Be Confusing

Has this ever happened to you? You say something that you think is pretty awesome, and you realize that you made a mistake. Maybe you got confused reading your outline, or you’re simply trying to speed through the dictation process. Whatever the case may be, you know that what you just said is wrong. Usually, …

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