Category Archives: book writing

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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Using the Writer’s Market 2018 to Find a Publisher

As I now have a complete book manuscript to sell, it’s time for me to find a place to sell it. The most indispensable tool a professional writer can have, in my opinion, is the Writer’s Market, which is published annually … Continue reading

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You’ve Written a Book–Now What?

As of this writing, I’m more than 80% of the way through editing a first draft of the book version of this blog. I might finish by the end of the week, which is later than I’d originally hoped, but … Continue reading

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Book Status

Okay, so yes, I was hoping to clear out the first draft of the Heroic Technical Writing book by the end of March. Unfortunately, I did not make that date. The good news is, I’m still working on it, and hope to get … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Ever have one of those days where you don’t have anything to say? Yeah, for me, that’d be today. My apologies. However, to keep you fine folks entertained, here are some links to times when I have had more to … Continue reading

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