RE: This week's techwr-l poll

Subject: RE: This week's techwr-l poll
From: Maggie Secara <MSecara -at- bizbuyer -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 15:37:48 -0800

Actually, I've been on so few writing teams (2?), I have a hard time
imagining it. Of those two, once was with one other person, and we did well
dividing up the responsibilty and teaming up when it was useful. The other
time was less of a team and more of a stable. But that was at Symantec, and
that's another story.

In any case, the question was about what you liked *most*. I'm sad that I
mis-read the possible answers and, not seeing "writing" listed in so many
words, went with what's actually my second choice--playing with the product.
I don't know that "working with other writers" would ever be what I like
best, even if I had more experience of it.

Dorothy Parker was once asked what she liked best about writing, and she
said: "Having written."


Maggie Secara

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: This week's techwr-l poll

Chantel Brathwaite wrote:

> Actually -- it now has one vote and no, I didn't vote for it :) However,
I did
> notice that "working with other writers on the team" is at 0%. Verrrry
> interesting ....

Funny, that part is attractive to me, at least under certain
condtions. I like a team when you can trust everyone on it, and
everyone's consulted about the project. I don't think that writers

as a whole do well on teams, especially the very bad and the very
good ones. Many writers are used to working alone. The very bad ones
feel threatened by working on a team, while the very good ones
dislike having to tell someone what to do almost as much as they
dislike being told what to do themselves.

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