I Speak Dragon!

Monday night, November 7, 2011, I spoke dragon at our Northwest Christian Writer’s Association meeting at 7 pm at Northshore Baptist Church in Bothell, WA. www.nwchristianwriters.org

No need to bring your fire extinquisher. It was not the fire-breathing dragon type stuff. I haven’t quite perfected that skill yet.

During the Write Start portion of the evening program, I shared my experience with Dragon Naturally Speaking, speech recognition software program created by Nuance.
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This software is SO cool! Click on the link to check out the version I currently use which is the Home edition. (Scroll down on the above sale link).

Dragon speech recognition software makes it easier for anyone to use a computer. You talk, and it types. Use your voice to create and edit documents or emails, launch applications, open files, control your mouse, and more. Quickly and easily capture your thoughts and ideas while Dragon helps you get more done faster.

My son, Gabe, started using this when he was in junior high school. Imagine how much easier it is for him to type due to his limited finger control. The product has come a long way baby since the edition he first used and now it works so slick! So I bought a copy for myself.

The Dragon Home version is reasonably priced at $99.99 and works well for all your writing needs. (even email and web searches!) Right now they are running a holiday special for $74.99!

If you spend long hours typing, this product will be of great benefit to you. I know for me personally, it has saved my neck from the stiffness and pain I often get when I’m on the computer for long periods of time.

This video explains it way better than I can! Check it out to learn more.

With Christmas coming up, this might be just the gift you are looking for!

Have a blessed week.


Writer’s Conference BLESSING

I’m very excited to see what God has in store for me this weekend at the Northwest Christian Writer’s Renewal Conference at Overlake Church in Redmond, WA.

I get to meet incredible agents, editors and fellow writer’s on the same journey.

I’m not sure exactly what I’m pitching because I’m working on a few things.

My HOPE in the Aftermath booklet of stories and Scripture to get you through an emergency is likely what I’ll share.

It will be a helpful tool to keep in your emergency kit or to hand out in a crisis.

One thing I know for sure.

God will give me several God stops during this conference.

He always does.

I want to share a God-STOP that already happened on Monday.

I offered to pay for the conference for one of my friends.

She has been an amazing blessing to me and I wanted to bless her back.

So I set aside $189.00 to be able to cover the cost of the registration and a meal.

The day I committed to do this for her, I walked to my mailbox and returned with three reimbursement checks.

Two were from my visual insurance and one was a refund from a credit balance for Steve’s phone.

The total of the three checks was $189.18.

$189.18 in and $189.00 out. That’s my kind of math!

How is that for God giving back to me when I open my hand to bless someone else!

We serve a generous God!

Open your hands and give. You’ll be amazed to see the blessing come back.

God Bless Your Heart