Re: Writers are also fiction writers

Subject: Re: Writers are also fiction writers
From: Annamaria Profit <inteltek -at- erols -dot- com>
To: Sarah -dot- Bane -at- ProphetLine -dot- com
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:20:18 -0400

hehe Sarah,

IMO, Temple's grad English program's real politik violates every tenet
of western civilization! (OK, maybe not every tenet...) I can't tell
you how many times I was told that deconstruction, as an attack on the
base of culture (language), was legitimate subversion!

I knew I was in trouble when I found myself at Mass in St Peter & Paul's
cathedral, thinking maybe Nietzche was right... I lost my religionist
cherry in that department!

Sarah Bane wrote:
> I haven't seen Tom Clancy's name mentioned in this thread yet, but IIRC I
> read somewhere that he is a former (recovering?) technical writer.
> Meanwhile, Annamaria offers yet another illustration that graduate study in
> literature goes against everything technical writers stand for.
> Please note that I am _not_ anti-literature. In fact, I am the proud owner
> of 36 semester hours of literature courses beyond the master's degree.
> Literature is good for you, but deconstruction will mess up your mind.
> > Larry,
> >
> > This makes perfect sense. I learned it in grad school in
> > "Deconstruction"! Everything after the fact is fiction!(amp) So all
> > writers (who record histories of "facts") are fiction writers! ; )))
> >
> > Larry Sanderson wrote:
> > >
> > > All technical writers are fiction writers. It is inherent in the job.
> Sarah Bane
> Technical Writer, ProphetLine, Inc.
> and Associate Instructor, Westark College
> sarah -dot- bane -at- prophetline -dot- com
> sbane -at- systema -dot- westark -dot- edu
> Opinions expressed are my own and not endorsed by ProphetLine or by Westark.


Annamaria Profit
E-mail: inteltek -at- erols -dot- com

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