Manually entering dialog is cumbersome

There doesn’t seem to be any info on shortcuts for manually entering dialog. Some of us don’t work from scripts. We write dialog directly into the storyboards from rough thumbnails. Right now my workflow is SUPER INEFFICIENT.

I figured out that you can SHIFT+TAB from the dialog box to the panels and then F key over to the next panel, but then I have to use my mouse to get back into the dialog box. I usually board first and then add dialog last. This makes my dialog/actions entry take hours and hours. Does anyone have some shortcut secrets that Toon Boom tutorials don’t tell you about?