Did you know there is such a thing as dictation software? I expect you did – in theory. Have you ever tried it? I suppose I did know it was possible to write this way, and I’m told it’s much quicker. But I never considered it for my book writing. In fact, I’m not entirely sure I could do it, but try it I will.
I do have a little experience of inadvertently using speech recognition software. Sometimes the little microphone thingy takes over on WhatsApp. Then, if I’m repeatedly chanting the Nichiren Buddhist phrase ‘Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’, the results can be unexpected. This is what I got last time: ‘Numb your remaining and me are ringing me a ring and let me a ring on your wedding in June and we are wearing a girl’. Well, that makes sense.
The idea of trying the software in a more business-like way was suggested to me thanks to a random #amwriting tweet by Jason Hamilton: https://kindlepreneur.com/dictation-software/ . The post assesses (what a lot of esses) different software options – free and paid for. I’m going to try Windows 10 Speech recognition – it’s free. Let’s see how I get on with my next post.