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Nanowrimo 2015 – Day 19 Dictation show and tell

I’m still working out the bugs of my dictation set up,  but I can at least show you my toolbox. Dragon for the Macintosh OS version 5 is my go-to dictation program. Created by Nuance, the Macintosh version has some significant differences from the original PC versions. Still, it is head and shoulders above the built-in Mac OS dictate application and gets better the more you use it. I bought mine directly from Nuance for $149.   For instance, yesterday’s blog I used the built-in…

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NaNoWriMo: Ride Your Creative Wave

According to the Berkeley-based non-profit, Office of Letters and Light, November is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Meet that challenge and you are a NaNoWriMo winner! Na=National No=Novel Wri=Writing Mo=Month I first heard of NaNoWriMo in 2011. Fresh of a lofty inspiration to write a novel, I googled “How to Write A Novel” [I know, not original] and found the NaNoWriMo website. The site is adorned in  a welcoming, lively and playful light blue.  The content works…

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