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Garden Goblin

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #135 on: November 17, 2012, 04:28:40 PM »
I feel kinda like I cheated today.

I used my dictation software to read in the stuff I'd jotted down in my notebook, and sorta fleshed the notebook stuff out as I read it into the computer.  Then I cleaned that up a bit to change word choices and phrasing and when I was done, it ended up over 7,000 words.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #136 on: November 17, 2012, 06:15:13 PM »
That's not cheating, that's pretty awesome.  Can you recommend a good dictation software.  the one's I have found just dont understand me very well and I get frustrated and stop using them.

Congrats on your win AngelicGamer!!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #137 on: November 18, 2012, 02:13:27 PM »
I use Dragon Naturally Speaking, but while it works great for me, my mother in law has trouble with it.  It has difficult with accents and those who sort of 'slur' their speech or who talk too fast/slow.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #138 on: November 18, 2012, 11:36:22 PM »
hmmm,

I see the commercials, but I'm always a bit leery of "As Seen on TV" stuff.  However, I may give it a try. 

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #139 on: November 19, 2012, 06:45:23 AM »
hmmm,

I see the commercials, but I'm always a bit leery of "As Seen on TV" stuff.  However, I may give it a try.

Depending on your computer, you might have Windows Speech Recognition already installed. You might want to give that a try since I have heard it is nearly as good as Dragon.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #140 on: November 19, 2012, 07:04:18 AM »
hmmm,

I see the commercials, but I'm always a bit leery of "As Seen on TV" stuff.  However, I may give it a try.

Depending on your computer, you might have Windows Speech Recognition already installed. You might want to give that a try since I have heard it is nearly as good as Dragon.

I've tried the Windows one, and, in my experience, it has a lot of issues with accents. I don't have any particular regional accent, but I found that the only way to make it really understand me was to speak in the most careful Received Pronunciation I could manage. It got rather tiring after a while.

That might be a Brit thing though. If it was calibrated for US voices, you might have more luck.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #141 on: November 19, 2012, 09:20:01 AM »
I also use my Dragon a lot, so it's trained to my voice.  Back when I first got it, it was much more problematic.  I don't really think there are any dictation programs that are good 'out of the box'.  If you are going to use it a lot and willing to spend several hours going through it's 'training' thing, then I'd recommend dragon highly. 

I'm still waiting for the version I just have to think at.  I'll be the most prolific writer of all time.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #142 on: November 19, 2012, 10:35:52 AM »
I have a mac and their might be voice recognition software on it.  I'll have to look it up

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #143 on: November 20, 2012, 10:51:19 AM »
Technically won.

However, I just wrote scenes as they came to me.  Now I have to write the parts that string these scenes together.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #144 on: November 20, 2012, 11:00:05 AM »
Ty everyone!  And congrats Garden Goblin!  That's great.  :)

Someone explain to me how I'm supposed to write and help with Thanksgiving.  I don't see this ending well for me this week and having to scramble come Friday.  I only wrote a chapter of fic yesterday - Avengers/M:I:4/Bourne Legacy insanity - and nothing of the novel.  Oops. 




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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #145 on: November 21, 2012, 04:47:40 AM »
42K and still going. I've ended up missing a few days when life got in the way, but hopefully I can still finish on time.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #146 on: November 21, 2012, 05:12:54 AM »
I've reached 50.000! And I'm maybe halfway done with my story... I don't think I'll quite manage to finish it this month but at least I've won NaNo.  ;D

Still have a lot of writing to do...


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #147 on: November 21, 2012, 02:36:17 PM »
I've reached 50.000! And I'm maybe halfway done with my story... I don't think I'll quite manage to finish it this month but at least I've won NaNo.  ;D

Still have a lot of writing to do...

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Congratulations!!!!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #148 on: November 25, 2012, 03:48:52 PM »
So, has anyone else passed the magic finish line and scored their own pretty purple WINNER bar??

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2012!
« Reply #149 on: November 25, 2012, 03:55:17 PM »
I should finish by tomorrow!