Get started writing more; writing faster; and writing now! Put your iPhone to use as a personal assistant, and write the draft for your next article, blog post, or e-book. Add some punch to it by including original photographs, drawings, and illustrations!
This process is so simple anyone can do it and the best part is that it’s free! All you need is your iPhone, an email, and an Internet account to get started. Apply this simple technique and unlock your writing potential!
Step 1: Open the email application on your iPhone and prepared to compose a new message. Step 2: Place the cursor in the body of the email message, and press the small microphone at the bottom of the screen. This will activate the transcription/recording feature.
Step 3: Begin speaking clearly and in a natural voice, as though you had a personal assistant taking dictation. Here you can expand on the nature of your article, blog post, or even the opening lines for your e-book. Much like you might do in the presence of a transcriptionist, for the best results use complete sentences and add punctuation. To ensure the maximum quality speak for only 15 to 20 seconds at a time, then press done so the software can transcribe what you said. To begin a new line press the microphone and say, “new line”, then begin speaking again. By adding in the correct punctuation, grammar and syntax, you can reduce the amount of editing required.
You can also add photographs, drawings, or images saved in your phone’s camera roll, photo stream, or photo library.
Consider it Step 4: Press the Home button on your iPhone once, select your camera function, and choose the photograph you wish to add into your article, blog, or e-book. From the camera roll press and hold the picture you want to use, select “copy” then release. The image is temporarily saved to your iPhone’s memory. Lastly, reopen your email message and paste the image you selected.
Continue dictating by following steps 2 and 3 until you concluded your writing project, or find a natural stopping point. You should then send the email to yourself, and re-open it on your computer to complete a final edit. Most writers find it more productive to complete short pieces as a single message or two, and larger writing projects in a series of short messages.
Some writers use a free sketch software to transform photographs into sketches to be added to their work. The sketch technique adds another dimension to the writers projects, and since many of the applications are free, the investment might be worth it.
This article was prepared using my iPhone – so it’s possible for anyone with a little patience to do the same thing! Feel free to check out my website (http://www.ledcome.com) where I produce many of my articles and eBooks using this method.