Category Archives: book writing

Literature as a Technical Writing Aid

I’ve mentioned before that while I am a bill-paying member of the technical writing profession, I have a less-than-secret desire to read and write fiction. This is my inner English major clamoring to write “something for me.” However, can reading fiction and … Continue reading

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Back to Basics, Continued

I’m continuing with my effort to sort and organize the book visually on my office wall. This has been an interesting exercise, as it has allowed me to trim the foolishness, improve chapter titles, and better balance the content across … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

This past week I found myself slogging through edits of the ongoing book project, not having much fun, to be honest, and feeling like I was missing the overall picture of what the book was doing. My friend Melinda graciously … Continue reading

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Another Late Post, More on Book Writing

A former U.S. Army general I worked for, upon discovering an error (such as something being done late, like this post), would say, “Don’t give me an excuse, there are no excuses. Just tell me how you’re going to fix … Continue reading

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2017 Recap

Since Monday will be another holiday, I’ll take today to do a gratuitous end-of-year review without making things too tiresome for you folks. Happy soon-to-be New Year!

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Book Writing vs. Blog Writing

I had high hopes that I could transition this blog into a book easily, with a minimum of fuss and effort. Silly me, that’s now how reality works.

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Organizing the Book, Round 2

My first cut at organizing the content did not go as well as I’d hoped. As I feared, some sections had too much content, others practically none. So I’m trying a different approach and am getting a better distribution of … Continue reading

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