On Being a Dictator

I get a lot of people asking about how I write and hike at the same time.  I’ve posted my main essay on the subject, “Talking to Myself,” here on the blog, but if you’d like to read it again, you can click here.

This morning, the newsletter from Olympus Recorders also ran an interview/article on my technique of using dictation tools to write fiction:

“The writing tool New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson can’t live without? The Olympus DS-3500 Professional Dictation System.

Anderson, who has written more than 120 books over the span of his career to date, appreciates the system’s push-button design, takes full advantage of its workflow efficiencies and credits his dictation style of writing with his productivity. The DS-3500’s Olympus Dictation Management Systems Software (ODMS) also allows Anderson to work seamlessly with transcriptionists, who often serve as his first line of editors – they can point out of something he’s written is unclear. And, of course, being a bestselling author, security is of the essence.”

You can read the rest of the article in the Olympus Newsletter.