Category Archives: fiction writing

How to Succeed (or Not Succeed) as a Writer

Believe it or not, I didn’t always want to be a technical writer–I wanted to be a science fiction writer. I accidentally picked up the tech writing habit; then learned to love it, and then I did something about it. … Continue reading

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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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Expressing Concerns in a Technical Environment

As I noted here last Monday, I spent last week at the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW), handling the conference’s social media activities. As an interested participant, I had my own interests to pursue as well. And given the awfulness … Continue reading

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When Research Gets in the Way of Writing

As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve spent this month barreling through National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo). This was my third time going through this exercise, and it’s a fun challenge for the writer: write the first draft of a … Continue reading

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Apologies for the Delay…

I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month again this month, so I’m a little behind on blogging for this week. For my thoughts on technical writers being novelists, see my previous post on this matter. I’ll get caught up soon…no, … Continue reading

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