Telling Stories: Using Dragon Dictation to Improve Your Workflow – Writer on the Road Podcast Interview

This last week I got to say “G’day” to Aussie author, entrepreneur and all-round great person Melinda Hammond of Writer on the Road.

Melinda was recording this on the other side of the world to me and was heading to bed as my day was beginning! We covered an awful lot during this chat, including the following (and much more):

  • The benefits of transcription over dictating at a desk
  • Differences between the Mac and PC versions
  • How authors like S.J. Pajonas have embraced dictation
  • Using a refurbished PC as a ‘dictation station’
  • Viewing Dragon as just another input method
  • Why dictation and typing doesn’t have to be an ‘either/or’ choice
  • How punctuation can disrupt the creative flow but ‘clicks’ eventually
  • Setting levels and file types in smartphone apps for transcription
  • How it’s important to unplug and go analogue when plotting
  • Information on “The School of Training Your Dragon” and fast-tracking your Dragon accuracy and word count via my new courses

Check out the podcast episode here:

Writer on the Road #77: Telling Stories: Using Dragon Dictation to Improve Your Workflow with Scott Baker

NOTE: There are many visual references (including Melinda’s fascination with my office ‘Pop Vinyl’ collection!) during the interview that may seem confusing; I didn’t realise the podcast was audio only. My mistake!

P.S. There are not merely “dolls”, Melinda. 🙂

In case you’re wondering what we were laughing about, here they are:

The cast of Twin Peaks. Poor Laura Palmer…

Alex (A Clockwork Orange), Jimmy McGill (Better Call Saul), John Wick

Elliot and Mr Robot

Don Corleone (The Godfather). Make him an offer he can’t refuse…

Thanks, Melinda!

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