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Dictation in Fiction

Dictation in Fiction

As I continue with the format for a few more days, I wanted to give out a link that might help a few of you. I get a lot of questions about dictating fiction and how it works and can it be done.

I always say that I know a bunch of people who do it, but know little about the skill. But my friend Kevin J. Anderson works that way and another friend of mine, Dan Sawyer, interviewed Kevin on this exact topic.

So if you are interested, take a listen. Pretty clear and to the point.


Kickstarter Update: We have finally figured out a few tricks on the surveys we send out to supporters to give information, so those will be going out this weekend. Also, those of you who supported with getting a workshop will be able to take the November workshops just fine. No worries.

Sorry for the confusion on the first few surveys that went out. Sort of a learning process on those. (grin)


November Online Workshops

Click the workshop tab above for description and sign-up or go to

Questions about any of the workshops, feel free to write me. Almost no one is signed up yet. I will be writing all the Kickstarter people who got the workshops that way later this week. At that point, some of these might fill up.

Class #41… Nov 1st … Author Voice
Class #42… Nov 1st … Point of View
Class #43… Nov 1st … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #44… Nov 1st … Ideas
Class #45… Nov 1st … Character Development
Class #46… Nov 2nd … Depth in Writing
Class #47… Nov 2nd … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #48… Nov 2nd … Cliffhangers
Class #49… Nov 2nd … Pacing Your Novel
Class #50… Nov 2nd …Expectations (Writing on the Rails)

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

If you are wondering what order would be best to take some of these workshops, we have done a curriculum for the workshops. You can see that at


Totals For Year 4, Month 3, Day 20

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,127

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 5,000 words

— E-mail: 12 e-mails.  Approx. 800 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 329 e-mails. Approx. 21,900 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 1 Covers


— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories finished to date: 8 stories.

— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 2 novels.


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