Category Archives: book writing

2018: Looking Back

It’s the last post of the calendar year, and I’ve done this once or twice before, so it seems fitting that I close out 2018 with a look backward.

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Book Update: Traditional vs. Self Publishing

I know, I know, I’ve been dragging my feet on the Heroic Technical Writing book. Bad Bart! But fear not! This week, with the help of an editor friend I paid for professional input, I was able to submit the proposal to … Continue reading

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2018 STC Summit: Attendee Comments Re: the Technical Writing Book

As noted on Thursday, I attended the 2018 STC Summit last week, with the dual purpose of learning what the tech writing community was talking about as well as collect additional information for my tech writing book project. I received … Continue reading

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Book Proposals

While I’m waiting back to get some more feedback on my query letter, I’m also working on the proposal for my book. This is the more formal document that explains to a publisher what they would get if they bought … Continue reading

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Query Letters

Having narrowed myself down to three best-fit publishers, I now have to start selling my manuscript. The most common tool in the process is the query letter or email. A query letter is just what it sounds like: a question … Continue reading

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