Will Voice Recognition Software Replace Manual Transcription?

Transcription Versus Voice Recognition

The advent of speech recognition (SR) software promises great prospects in the field of transcription. Many transcriptionists have adopted this technology, which allows them to give voice input and then software does all the typing. This may sound a bit futuristic, but to some extent, that is exactly what these programs do. The big question however is Continue reading

Fictional Writer, Carrie Bradshaw, on The Pen Versus Love

Writing About Love is a Universal Effort

Every great writer, fictional writer or a real-life professional writer, has tried his or her hand at writing about love at one point or another. It has become a topic Fictional Writer Explores Lovethat stands as an epic abstract and a measure that determines whether or not you go into the hall of fame for writing. All great writers from William Shakespeare to Jane Austin are known for their superb ability for writing about Love Almighty. As a professional writer, myself, even I have tried to craft a love poem from time to time. Continue reading

Writing Inspirational Lyrics Gives Hope to Survivors of 9-11

Survivor Songs—Writing Stories of Hope

Writing Inspirational Lyrics Gives Hope to Survivors of 9-11Twelve years after 9-11, poet Gene Scheer is writing inspirational lyrics to accompany music by Jake Heggie on the new album “Here/After: Songs of lost voices”.  The lyrics inspire a sense of hope and renewal; and are crafted from real conversations with survivors.  Following the inspirational stories of survivors and families of survivors can help us all connect and come together as a community. Continue reading

Writing Strong Female Characters: Wonder Woman vs. The Glass Ceiling

Hollywood Has No Room for Wonder Woman, Only a Glass Ceiling

Writing Strong Female Characters - Wonder WomanWriting strong female characters hasn’t been a top priority for Hollywood where superheroes are concerned. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Thor…are all male heroes. But where are the heroines? Wonder Woman is a major franchise with a devoted following. Something must be holding back her fight for justice, love, peace and gender equality. And the problem isn’t a lack screenwriting talent. Plenty of other, more unwieldy characters have hit theaters, but the woman who wields the golden lasso may have hit the glass ceiling. Continue reading

Ancient Text The Epic of Gilgamesh is Surprisingly Scandalous & Sordid

An Ancient Text with a Jerry Springer Style Plot

An ancient text can help us better understand the history of the world.  Questions about how people lived, why they married and even basic things like what they ate can be explored.  One ancient society I can’t seem to study enough is Mesopotamia.  This interest has been piqued ever since I read The Epic of GilgameshThe Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient Sumerian text that helps capture the story of the ancient land of Mesopotamia.  More interesting, it is not just an ancient text, it is also a literary work of prose style poetry.  Filled with twists and turns about the human experience, I must say I was stopped in my tracks to realize the theme of prostitution runs deeply in this epic tale.

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