Better Writing Through Dissection

Everything, be it a novel, a movie, or a television show has to have some kind of plot to move it forward. No plot, to forward motion. No forward motion, nobody enjoys it. But how do you know what's a good plot and what's not. As a reader or viewer, you instinctively know what's a … Continue reading Better Writing Through Dissection

Dropping The Safety Net And Following The Dream

I've been thinking about moving into a full-time freelance/independent author career a lot recently. The question that keeps coming up, though, is, "am I willing to give my all?" Being self-employed means independence -- at a price. That price can be financial security. Being your own boss can be great, but unless you're ready to … Continue reading Dropping The Safety Net And Following The Dream

Craziness Continues With Win7’s Speech Recognition

I don't think I ask for much. I just want perfection. Of course, when using speech recognition software for the first time, getting it perfect from the start would be a miracle. This is my third or fourth time using dictation to compose anything. In fact, I'm taking a break from dictating a chapter in … Continue reading Craziness Continues With Win7’s Speech Recognition

Is Speech Recognition Software The Next Step In Writing

I think any writer can tell you that, when you stop writing, life becomes nothing but shades of grey. That's what my last few weeks have been -- nothing but shades of grey. In short I've been miserable. It's not that I haven't wanted to write. It's just that I've been very busy. I usually have … Continue reading Is Speech Recognition Software The Next Step In Writing