RE: The Big Lie (was 'Are You a Writer?')

Subject: RE: The Big Lie (was 'Are You a Writer?')
From: "Wilcox, Rose (ZB5646)" <Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- pinnaclewest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 16:57:24 -0700


>>I've seen humanities majors who saw tech writing as a way to make a quick
buck. They produced stuff that makes Jabberwocky seem sensible.<<

Amen to that. Will somebody PLEASE tell all the frustrated novelists that
tech writing is not a way to write while you "pay the bills"? I've met this
type, and they either become paralyzed by the technical detail, or they
focus on beauty at the expense of accuracy. If you resent your job because
it's not the kind of writing that you *really* want to do, then go wait
tables until you write the Great American Novel.



Hey, hey, hey, hey, watch it there, dude. I have been a successful
"technical technical writer" for 18 years with a degree in computer
programming. I love my career. I am also a fiction writer "on the side".
This thread is going close to stereotyping.
Peace like a river,
Rosie "Roro" Wilcox

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