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Epiphany (Week One Day 4)

Epiphany (Week One Day 4)

I had an epiphany:

Isn’t it faster to just talk? I could talk, let the thoughts and words flow, record it and then have it transcribed. THEN all I have to do is edit it. Brilliant!


I recorded a 45 min 30 sec segment of rambling thoughts on a particular topic.

I uploaded it to

Within a few hours I was emailed a *.doc file with 6706 raw words. Efficiency! I’m a genius!

Then I started editing. It’s not so easy to edit “ramble”. I feel for every English teacher in the country.


Today's writing session grabbed 11 minutes of the voice recording and turned 1660 rambling raw words into 1228 intelligently constructed words.

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