The Writer s Guide to Training Your Dragon

Author: Scott Baker
Publisher: Ashe Publishing
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Want to dictate up to 5000 WORDS an hour? Want to do it with 99% ACCURACY from the day you start? NEW EDITION: UPDATED to cover the latest Dragon Professional Individual v15 for PC & v6 for Mac FREE video training included! As writers, we all know what an incredible tool dictation software can be. It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can't get the accuracy we need to be truly productive. This book changes all of that. With almost two decades of using Dragon software under his belt and a wealth of insider knowledge from within the dictation industry, Scott Baker will reveal how to supercharge your writing and achieve sky-high recognition accuracy from the moment you start using the software. You will learn: - Hidden tricks to use when installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows PC or Dragon Dictate for Mac; - How to choose the right microphone and set it up perfectly for speech recognition; - The little-known techniques that will ensure around 99% accuracy from your first install – and how to make this even better over time; - Setting up fail-safe dictation profiles with multiple microphones and voice recorders, without impacting your accuracy; - How to train the software to adapt to both your voice AND writing style and avoid your accuracy declining; - Strategies for achieving your entire daily word count in just one or two hours; - Many more tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else. At the end of the book, you'll also find an exclusive list of resources and links to FREE video training to take your knowledge even further. It's time to write at the speed of speech – and transform your writing workflow forever! Subject keywords: Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking for PC Mac, dictating your book or novel, dictation for writers authors beginners advanced, creative writing guides, self publishing

Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies

Author: Stephanie Diamond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118961568
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Genre: Computers

Master the latest version of Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking This new edition of Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies has been updated to cover all the newest updates to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 13, giving readers plain-English access to the technology that ignites new levels of productivity. It enables people to interact with and command their laptop or PC, cruise through email, update Facebook, surf the web, and create reports just by speaking! Inside, you'll find everything you need to get started with this advanced voice recognition software right away. Touted as being three times faster than typing, Dragon NaturallySpeaking software boasts 99% speech accuracy out of the box. Plus, although it is primarily used as voice recognition software, programmers and developers have begun using it as a programming language for app development because the voice recognition makes use of custom tools that can be used to automate programming tasks. It's making waves in the tech world—and you can get in on the action with this hands-on, friendly guide. Includes the most up-to-date information on the latest version of the software Shows you how to launch your Dragon software Includes time-and-sanity-saving tips to make your experience with Dragon NaturallySpeaking headache-free Outlines common mistakes to avoid and unprecedented Dragon tricks If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to get up to date quickly on all that Dragon NaturallySpeaking can do, this approachable, step-by-step guide has you covered.

The Cool Factor

Author: Andrea Linett
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579657109
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

“An excellent idea for a book. . . . Next time I spend more than $40 on an article of clothing, I’ll run it by Linett first.” —The New York Times Book Review In a culture where trends are born and die every minute, maintaining style and effortlessness at every age requires that little extra something—the cool factor. Being “cool” isn’t about chasing trends or defying age but about following a few key guidelines. Yes, the cool factor is a skill that can be learned! In this photo-packed guide, Andrea Linett, a famed personal stylist and founding creative director of Lucky magazine, offers easy-to-implement, actionable tips that will change the way women dress. The tips are modeled by real-life style icons like Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Christene Barberich, founder of Refinery29, as Andrea highlights the ingenious ways in which they skillfully pile on layers, or dress up denim for work or a party. The book is organized into chapters that include wardrobe classics, denim, leather, suits, dressing up, and accessories, and features style hacks that turn an outfit into a masterpiece (choosing shoes that instantly slim you, combining tough and feminine pieces, and accessorizing a day-to-night look). Packed with useful lists and examples, this guide is the would-be stylish woman’s best friend.

The New Polymath

Author: Vinnie Mirchandani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470768452
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Prepare for a world of compound innovation which blends 3, 5, 10 strands of infotech, greentech, biotech and healthtech to solve the "Grand Challenges" our world faces-and the more routine ones Polymath is the Greek word for a Renaissance person like Leonardo Da Vinci or Ben Franklin who excels in many disciplines. The New Polymath is an enterprise which has learned to amalgamate 3, 5, 10 strands of technology-infotech, cleantech, healthtech, nanotech, biotech-to create compound new products and to innovate internal processes. Anchors around case studies on innovations and creative processes at 8 New Polymath enterprises - BP, Cognizant, GE, Kleiner Perkins, National Hurricane Center, Plantronics, salesforce.com, WRHambrecht+Co Details eleven building blocks these Polymaths are utilizing - from cloud computing to sustainability to social networks Calatogs over 100 mini case studies of other innovators who are defining state-of-the-art in those eleven building block areas The New Polymath brims with innovation examples from a variety of industries, countries and business processes.

The INFJ Writer

Author: Lauren Sapala
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692766693
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Authorship

INFJ writers don't think like anyone else, and their highly creative brains take a toll on them that they rarely share with the outside world. Using the insights gleaned from years of coaching writers that were an INFJ or INFP personality, as well as her own personal story, the author shows us how the experience of this type of writer can be radically different from the norm, and how those writers can find their own magic and build the creative life they've always been searching for.

Scrivener For Dummies

Author: Gwen Hernandez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118312469
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Genre: Computers

No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you’re a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between, Scrivener provides tools for every stage of the writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software’s best features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but even experienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favourite writing software. Walks you through customizing project templates for your project needs Offers useful advice on compiling your project for print and e-book formats Helps you set up project and document targets and minimize distractions to keep you on track and on deadline Explains how to storyboard with the corkboard, create collections, and understand their value Shows you how to use automated backups to protect your hard work along the way From idea inception to manuscript submission, Scrivener for Dummies makes it easier than ever to plan, write, organize, and revise your masterpiece in Scrivener.

Swipe to Unlock

Author: Neel Mehta
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1976182190
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Computer science

WANT A NON-CODING JOB AT A TECH COMPANY? Interested in product management, marketing, strategy, or business development? The tech industry is the place to be: nontechnical employees at tech companies outnumber their engineering counterparts almost 3 to 1 (Forbes, 2017). You might be worried that your lack of coding skills or tech industry knowledge will hold you back. But here's the secret: you don't need to learn how to code to break into the tech industry. Written by three former Microsoft PMs, Swipe to Unlock gives you a breakdown of the concepts you need to know to crush your interviews, like software development, big data, and internet security. We'll explain how Google's ad targeting algorithm works, but Google probably won't ask you how to explain it in a non-technical interview. But they might ask you how you could increase ad revenue from a particular market segment. And if you know how Google's ad platform works, you'll be in a far stronger position to come up with good growth strategies. We'll show you how Robinhood, an app that lets you trade stocks without commission, makes money by earning interest on the unspent money that users keep in their accounts. No one will ask you to explain this. But if someone asks you to come up with a new monetization strategy for Venmo (which lets you send and receive money without fees), you could pull out the Robinhood anecdote to propose that Venmo earn interest off the money sitting in users' accounts. We'll talk about some business cases like why Microsoft acquired LinkedIn. Microsoft interviewers probably won't ask you about the motive of the purchase, but they might ask you for ideas to improve Microsoft Outlook. From our case study, you'll learn how the Microsoft and LinkedIn ecosystems could work together, which can help you craft creative, impactful answers. You could propose that Outlook use LinkedIn's social graph to give salespeople insights about clients before meeting them. Or you could suggest linking Outlook's organizational tree to LinkedIn to let HR managers analyze their company's hierarchy and figure out what kind of talent they need to add. (We'll further explore both ideas in the book.) Either way, you're sure to impress. Learn the must know concepts of tech from authors who have received job offers for Facebook's Rotational Product Manager, Google's Associate Product Marketing Manager, and Microsoft's Program Manager to get a competitive edge at your interviews!

Mastering Jakarta Struts

Author: James Goodwill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471444817
Release Date: 2002-11-15
Genre: Computers

Jakarta Struts Project provides an open source framework for creating Web applications that leverage both the Java Servlets and JavaServer Pages technologies. Struts has received developer support and is quickly becoming a dominant actor in the open source community. James Goodwill is a well-respected authority and bestselling author of books on Java Web applications Provides a hands-on, code-intensive tutorial on building Java Web applications using the Jakarta Struts Framework Companion Web site provides electronic versions of all code examples in the book

Strangers To Superfans A Marketing Guide To The Reader Journey

Author: David Gaughran
Publisher: David Gaughran
ISBN: 9789187109218
Release Date: 2018-01-24
Genre:

From the author of Let's Get Digital and Let's Get Visible, this book will change how you think about marketing. Strangers to Superfans puts you in the shoes of your Ideal Readers, and forces you to view your marketing from their perspective. *Learn the five stages in the Reader Journey. *Identify where your blockages are and how to fix them. *Optimize each stage to increase conversion. *Boost sales by making the process more frictionless. *Build an army of passionate readers who do the selling for you. It's not enough to know who your Ideal Readers are, you also need to imagine how they feel when a recommendation email arrives containing your cover. You must figure out why they hesitated before clicking the Buy button. And it's crucial to determine why they liked your book enough to finish it... but not sufficiently to recommend it to their friends. The Reader Journey is a new marketing paradigm that maps out the journey your Ideal Readers take in their transformation from strangers to superfans.

A Thief and a Gentlewoman

Author: Clare Sager
Publisher:
ISBN: 1719887527
Release Date: 2018-08-25
Genre:

A city of intrigue. An irresistible con. A mysterious enemy. Quin poses as a noblewoman to rob from the rich and give to the poor. Her goal: to save the city's slums. Her method: swindle and move on, because aristocrats are for conning, not for falling in love with, however tempting this one may be. Atesh (artistic, charismatic, and far too observant for his own good) is second in line for the throne. Marrying for love is a foolish dream. Or is it? When he meets Quin, he begins to wonder. Little does he know, he's her next mark. And someone else's. Someone who wants more than just his fortune. The clock ticks. The gallows looms. And Quin must save Atesh from its shadow or lose him forever. If you enjoy the intrigue of Sarah J Maas and the witty drawing room flirtation of Gail Carriger, you'll love this fast-paced new romantic fantasy series. Buy A Thief & a Gentlewoman today to immerse yourself in a gripping story of sword fights, sabrecats, and simmering romance.

Plot Gardening

Author: Chris Fox
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 171702131X
Release Date: 2018-04-28
Genre:

Learn to Plot without sacrificing Creativity What separates great novels from mediocre ones? Story. Authors that master this vital skill keep their readers up at night, and suffer the deluge of 'when is the next book coming out' emails. Whether you are a first time novelist, or a seasoned author, Plot Gardening will teach you the fundamentals of storytelling, delivered in a practical way. Through exercises at the end of each chapter you will build your own outline, and you'll do it without sacrificing the creativity that is so vital to telling great stories. In this book you'll learn: The basics of story structure, and how it is used How and why worldbuilding is important, and how to do your own worldbuilding The components of great characters, and how you can bring yours to life How to create a living outline that will change and adapt as your characters come to life

Prosperity for Writers

Author: Honoree Corder
Publisher: Honoree Enterprises Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0996186115
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre:

Praise for PROSPERITY FOR WRITERS! "Prosperity for Writers is amazing, the only book of its kind that takes the principles of prosperity and abundance and applies them specifically to writing and writers. This is a must read for all who seek to live more creatively and abundantly." "Honoree provides a practical and powerful process for breaking through the blocks getting in our way." You work hard on your writing. Get the earnings and the life you deserve! Writers don't get paid much. At least, that's what you've convinced yourself. You believe that you've taken up the mantle of the starving artist, and that means you have to struggle for every cent you earn. But what if a simple change in beliefs and tactics could lead you to abundance and success? Your time would be better spent and your bank account would finally be full from your creative efforts. Author Honoree Corder is here to help you transform your life. Most books on writing touch on craft or marketing. Prosperity for Writers goes in a different direction entirely, providing you with the techniques, tools, and ideas you need to revolutionize your writing business and beliefs. Based on her innovative course, Honoree and a laundry list of forward-thinking writers will change your mindset for good into one of abundance. Once you've transformed your inner world, you'll be able to boost your bank account with proven action steps that will help you live off your writing. With Honoree's invaluable 100-day plan and daily practices by your side, you'll go from struggling to prosperous faster than you ever thought possible. By sharing her money-changing beliefs, affirmations, and proven success stories, Honoree has elevated writers from every area of the profession to financial success. Don't suffer any longer. Read this book to finally become the person you knew you could be: a financially-successful career writer. Buy the transformative guide to claim your prosperity today!"

5 000 Words Per Hour

Author: Chris Fox
Publisher:
ISBN: 1512047376
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Genre:

The fastest way to succeed as an author is to write more books. How do you do that with a day job, family, school or all your other time commitments? The secret is efficiency.5K WPH will help you maximize your writing time by building effective habits that both measure and increase your writing speed.- Create an effective writing habit- Track and improve your Words Per Hour- Stop the endless editing and tinkering so you can finish your draft- Use voice dictation software to dramatically increase words per hour.It's time to shift your writing into high gear.

IPhone Secrets

Author: Darren Murph
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118339039
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: Computers

Presents a guide to the features of the iPhone, with information on such topics as set-up, iTunes, FaceTime, applications, iMessage, Siri, iCloud, and accessories.