Packing Heat Quickie 013: Speechify
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I wonder if it's possible to produce your story without typing or handwriting. It seems like the portion of my brain that I speak with is vastly different from whichever neurons are firing when I write erotica. Or maybe it's that voice recognition software's not quite seamless, and I'm paying attention to what the software is doing (or not doing) while I'm dictating, rather than focusing on my story.
Here are three speech recognition softwares I go through:
iListen - This is what I have. The new, current version is called MacSpeech Dictate.
Dragon Naturally Speaking- This is for Windows computers. Reviews seem slightly better.
Windows Voice Recognition - this is free for Windows Vista users.
I think the key is to use the software often, so that you become comfortable with it and can focus on your story rather than on the software. After all, if you're a touch typist, that's something you've already done by learning to type. The act of typing becomes invisible. (If you generally hit the keys you're aiming for, anyway. Which doesn't seem to be the case with me today!)