What You'll Learn

Now Expanded and Updated for 2021

Learn to dictate your book or blog posts.

You find your real "voice" when you use it to write.

Voice writing is NOT futuristic — people are making more money by writing faster, high-quality material using speech recognition technology today.

Voice recognition software is better than ever and you can leverage it to make your thoughts tangible.

Speech recognition software is not magic, even though it seems that way sometimes.

You will learn how to capture your thoughts and transform them into words on the page.

There are many benefits to dictating your book and you can learn how in this course.

  • You can break the habit of slow kinetic writing, which is expressing your thoughts through motion.
  • You can learn how to fill your mind with your ideas and speak your first draft.
  • Most people type less than 40 words a minute. You can speak over 135 words per minute. Write a 4,000-word chapter in less than 30 minutes. Complete a 1,200 blog post in 10 minutes. 
  • Finish the book you started or get your blog post done on time. Voice writing can empower you.


In this course, I ease the path of technology adoption for writers by:

  • Explaining why you should use dictation even if you have tried to use speech recognition software in the past.
  • Demonstrating major speech recognition software as part of the course.
  • Providing the techniques you need to successfully use your voice to write your book.
  • This course will help you overcome your preconceptions about voice writing and open a valuable way of expression to you.

After completing this course, you'll have the tools you need to…

  • Select the speech recognition software best for you, some of it free.
  • Learn how to use the best kind of microphone.
  • See how the three major types of voice recognition actually work.
  • Know how to adjust your thought processes to speak your book or blog post.
  • Visualize your book or blog post details as you speak.
  • Use specific techniques I teach in the course.

Now is the time to change from slow kinetic writing to voice writing.

It’s not the wave of the future, it’s happening now. This course will put you on the fast-track to use voice writing now.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

  • 2

    Section 1: An Introduction to Voice Writing

  • 3

    Section 2: Types of Speech Recognition Software

    • Lesson 4: Dragon Naturally Speaking Overview

    • Lesson 5: Dragon Naturally Speaking with a Digital Recorder

    • Lesson 6: Speech Recognition Software You Already Own

    • Lesson 7: Online Voice Recognition Options

    • Lesson 8: Voice Writing with a Smartphone or Tablet

    • Section 2 - Quick Quiz

  • 4

    Section 3: How to Successfully Embrace Voice Writing

    • Lesson 9: Breaking the Writing Mind-Hand Connection

    • Lesson 10: Mind Adjustment for Dictation

    • Lesson 11: Visualizing Your Book for Dictation

    • Lesson 12: Dictation Techniques

    • Lesson 13: A 10-Step Formula to Build Voice Writing Skills

    • Lesson 14: Voice Writing in Perspective

    • Section 3 - Quick Quiz

  • 5

    Lesson Notes

    • Lesson 3 Notes

    • Lesson 4 Notes

    • Lesson 5 Notes

    • Lesson 6 Notes

    • Lesson 7 Notes

    • Lesson 11 Notes

  • 6

    Bonus Section - Extras/Updates

    • Speech Recognition Quick Start Guide

  • 7

    Resource Section - Voice Dictation

    • Course Credits

    • Legal Notices

Your Instructor

DL Hughes

D.L. Hughes has over three decades of experience as a writer, editor, publisher, and educator.
Here are a few highlights of his work. He is genuinely interested in helping his clients and students reach their writing, personal, and business goals.

► A Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees, including an M.A. degree in Communications.

► Served as an editor for a national book-selling industry magazine.

► Taught writing and media subjects at conferences and on the University level, both in the U.S. and overseas.

►Named to Outstanding Educators of America.

►Traveled to 31 countries as an NGO journalist.

►Worked for book publishers and has been the CEO of his own Indie publishing company for 26 years.

►Has written or ghostwritten 42 books and edited hundreds more.

► Consults with writers and mentors them.

► Offers quality professional editing and other book services.

His diverse portfolio includes public relations writing, advertising copywriting, news writing, magazine articles, technical writing, fiction books, nonfiction books, book ghostwriting, documentary film scripts, course content, multimedia scripts, and online content.

He is based in Southern California. He has clients and students in 77 countries. You can reach him at VelocityWriting@gmail.com.