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The Problem with Dictation for Fiction Writers

How we speak and how we write are not the same

A scene out of Edgar Allen Poe must be written first.
Christine Sponchia

Writing things down makes us think — our direct contact with paper or screen requires reflection. The brain to hand connection is proven to have a powerful effect. Creating a story using dictation does not have the same rules or outcome. Because of this, the story we tell differs dramatically if it is…




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Regina Clarke

Regina Clarke

Storyteller and dreamer. I write about the English language, being human, the magic of life, and metaphysics. Ph.D. in English Literature.

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