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This is an interesting discussion. I've been a creative writer for many years.
When I first entered college I began studying journalism. After discovering the impracticalities of the field, along with my lack of the required passion for it, I made the jump to technical communications, in which I hold my degree.
While I don't regret the decision, I've followed a very twisted path since my graduation some years ago. I've worked in the field of online marketing in Canada, taught English in Japan, and now I find myself employed as a technical writer in Israel. The thing is, the vast majority of the writing work I've done hasn't even been technical in nature, but marketing communications material.
I don't mind this a great deal as it is a nice exercise for the creative writer in me, but I fear its becoming apparent that I'm not sure I can really be considered a technical writer.
"...yet he knew how to make madness beautiful."
>Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:31:28 -0500
>From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
>Subject: Creative writers among us?
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>I know, the heading of this post made me laugh, too.
>In the spirit of the post "musicians among us," I would love to know if
>there any creative writers here.
>I am an aspiring creative writer - I am trying to write a novel - and
>was wondering if anyone else was trying to do the same or similar.
>We can take this off-list as soon as I get a reply or two.
>I just want to see how much company I have.
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