Re: Description of Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Description of Tech Writers
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 12:12:51 -0700

Paul wrote:

> "I'm a writer living in Colorado."
> An image comes to mind of someone in a cabin in the mountains, banging away
> on an old Underwood and selling clever short stories to the New Yorker.
> Thick sweaters, chopping wood to get away from the words. His agent, who he
> rarely meets, suggests that someone might be interested in the film rights
> to one of his stories from a few years ago....

Beautiful! I guess that means that "I'm a writer living in Florida."

Which means I'm a grizzled, sun-baked bear of a guy, living on a
houseboat, pounding away on a battered Smith Corona while I cool a
six-pack of beer by hanging it from a trot line in the turquoise waters of
the solitary cove where I'm anchored. My past is sketchy, but it's known
that I've killed a man - something to do with a card game gone wrong and a
female torch singer who loved me for all the wrong reasons...

Then again, maybe not.

I wonder if guys like that even know what a cubicle IS? And did Hemingway
ever have to wear a magnetic ID card around his neck on a lanyard?

I've given up on trying to explain what I do. I just tell people I have a
job like Chandler has on "Friends." Nobody knows what HE does, either.

Keith "danger is my middle name" Cronin

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