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

Subject: RE: The Big Lie (was 'Are You a Writer?')
From: "Sella Rush" <srush -at- MusicNet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 10:50:19 -0800

> to counter the stereotype that could be misread from his
> words; that is,
> *all* frustrated novelists are dilettantes as technical
> writers...

Actually, I'm a tech writer who's a dilettante novelist...

Note: During my recent job search, I included for the first time a "personal interests" section on my resume. (I know the merits and demerits of doing this, I was really just looking for a way to stand out from the crowd.) I included my involvement with a couple of local writing organizations. I also included the fact that I have a pilot's license. Guess which item got more comments during my interviews? I certainly didn't get any negative feedback from interviewers, although I suppose anyone predisposed to belittle "creative writers" wouldn't bother to interview me in the first place. Now, on this side of a terrific job offer, I can't get too uptight about that.

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Sella Rush
technical writer
MusicNet
206-269-6115
srush -at- musicnet -dot- com

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