Re: giving writing advice

Subject: Re: giving writing advice
From: "Dan Roberts" <droberts63 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 20:46:36 -0500

>To succeed as a writer, you
>must have faith in yourself and your work, and you must have the fortitude
>to press on and refuse to be beaten. - Herm

jesusmaryandjoseph... the boy was asking for a lead...nothing else ....trang
out....the only reason i could imagine being overwraught about his request were
if i had a hot book prospect coming out, about his very topic ... and his
sounded so academic, that I can't imagine you would.

People ....have you never had a better writer working with you, on yr first job,
who guided you and gave you tips and suggested better way? Have you never had an
editor red-ink you for passive voice, or inconsistency in ending list items? Or
a co-worker remind you that you're trying to address God, Creation, and
low-level end users, all in the same manual?

And ya know what? Folks here have often claimed that one can have 10 yrs of
experience or 10 1-years of experience ....and therefore a claim of x books or x
years ...can often be a bogus measurement pages churned out in a day.


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