Re: "Tech writers" are not "tech writers"

Subject: Re: "Tech writers" are not "tech writers"
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 11:33:44 -0700 (PDT)

I'd have to ask which is easier: coming up with critical thinking
behind the scenes, or applying art and craft to something already
possessing that level of idea. There's a useful perception in thinking
through that one which has influenced how I appreciate any writing.

Zelazny is now on the wishlist, in addition to some silly
oldies from Brunner, Burroughs and Dick (the apocalyptic lords of
sci-fi, in my book).

Good luck with your writing! It's like being halfway up a sheer rock
face: no matter how impossible it looks, never stop climbing.

--- John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> As
> much as I value critical thinking behind the scenes, I still need art
> as
> well as craft in what I read for fun.
> My favorite sci-fi writer was Roger Zelazny. He had the critical
> thinking
> that you refer to but was also the most poetic of the New Wave
> authors, a
> consummate stylist who very nearly spoiled me for lesser works by
> lesser
> stylists.
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