Writing Tools #2: iPad and Marvin

I admit I wasn’t entirely sure what to focus on today, so I sent the message out to Lesfic Unbound to see what tech folks there just can’t live without as writers, and as readers. I got a couple responses so far, and I’m sure more will come in later. One person they gave me an interesting answer I want to share from Fletcher DeLancey, author of The Chronicles of Alsea series. If you like sci-fi, I recommend you check her stuff out.

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Writing Tools #1: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13

As I spoke a little bit about yesterday I just recently got a new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now even though I had a surgery for my carpal tunnel in both hands I still to be careful how much I use my hands and what activities I do with them. Being that my occupation doing props requires me to use my hands a great deal, finding ways of doing tasks without stressing my hands out seems a good idea. That and I find when I struggle less with spelling and other very visual tasks while writing the writing itself flows better. I can just close my eyes and create and then come back and clean everything up later. This process did not work as well on the Dragon 10 for the Mac, Dragon Dictate I think it’s called, because the accuracy was pretty crappy even after I trained the software.

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