Re: Tech-writing novelists was RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: Tech-writing novelists was RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: Elaine Garnet <2egarnet -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:21:00 -0400

Oh, that's a good one! I often feel I'm writing science fiction....

On 10-Jul-09, at 2:17 PM, Dan Goldstein wrote:

> 42 short stories written, 4 sold, years ago.
>
> 1.8 novels completed, but don't ask me about the remaining 0.2 till
> the
> kids grow up.
>
> Either way, all tech writing is fiction. :-)
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sarah Stegall
>> Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 1:54 PM
>> To: TECHWR-L Writing
>> Subject: RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness
>>
>> I co-wrote three books, which spent several weeks on the NY
>> Times Best Seller list; my name is on the title page. They
>> had nothing to do with technology, but they got me my first
>> technical writing assignment, from a software manager who
>> loved The X-Files. I can't see that they've done much for me
>> since then, at least not in the tech writing world.
>>
>> As for writing books, are there any technical writers on this list
>> who
>> *don't* have a Great American Novel in progress? All the ones
>> I've worked with over the last few years have one in the
>> works. I'm on my fourth.
>>
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References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Peter Neilson
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall
Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Mike Starr
Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Mike McCallister
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall
Tech-writing novelists was RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dan Goldstein

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