Voice Recognition is Awesome But…

Voice Recognition is Awesome But… I’ve just installed Dragon Naturally Speaking and even though it does help to quickly convert speech to text, it does miss some quite common words. Will have to do some more training with it before it becomes quicker. Currently, my WIP is sitting at 1,000 words typed, many more waiting.…

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WIP: Seventh Update – Sneak Peek!

WIP: Seventh Update – Sneak Peek! After a long wait, I finally started writing this week! I’m excited, but there is an air of caution; it’s so easy to become distracted and never finish, or get stuck on the never-ending roundabout of editing and rewriting. I haven’t set myself a time limit…well as long as…

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WIP: SIXTH UPDATE

WIP: Sixth Update Finally, time for an update! I’ve been doing some reading, which I usually find extremely relaxing. However, now that I have entered the writing phase, I have started analysing the writing rather than just reading the story. This is both good and bad; I’m noticing the way the story is structured, which…

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Pen to the Page

Pen to the Page I’ve been quiet recently as I’ve been reading and thinking about some aspects of how I’m going to write my own novel. What kind of perspective will I have? What tense? How am I going to name these characters? How do I write the first sentence? Some answers instead of questions…

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WIP: Fifth Update

WIP: Fifth Update I set myself a challenge last week to finish all of the back stories by the end of today. I am happy to report that I have completed them! I am glad that I decided to do this, as it helped strengthen the characters. By creating their pasts, it has shown how…

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WIP: Fourth Update

WIP: Fourth Update In my last update I mentioned the things I was going to do this week were read, start creating character back stories and begin writing some small pieces. I have started working on the first two – getting through more of the book that I’m currently reading – Patricia Cornwell’s PREDATOR –…

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WIP: Third Update

WIP: Third Update Last week I was able to create all the different plots that will intertwine to form the story. This week was spent on a different variety of activities. The majority of my writing time was spent looking for information about how to avoid amateur mistakes. Some of the articles I have read:…

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WIP: Second Update

WIP: Second Update I have been spending quite a bit of time pouring over the notes that I have created for different points that I wanted to capture within the story. I was pondering how I was going to plan out the plot. I was thinking of using multicolored post-it notes and charting out how…

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Something’s Missing

Something’s Missing I was driving home the other day when Brandy’s – A Capella (Something’s Missing) came on. I was listening to the lyrics and realised that it’s similar in meaning to John Mayer’s Something’s Missing. So I was thinking, would it possible to stick these two together to come up a duet? Basing it…

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