Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:19:48 -0400

I don't have a novel in the works. I manage my mother's literary estate,
which consists of approximately 34 novels, 6 or 7 plays, and a bunch of
unpublished children's poetry.
-Wendy

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> wrote:

> Mike:
>
> 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.
>
> Sarah
>
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> Behalf Of Mike McCallister
> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 8:06 PM
> Cc: TECHWR-L Writing
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>
> As someone who who got into this game very late, and who also shudders
> at
> the very idea of being a manager (with apologies to those who enjoy the
> role), I have one piece of advice: Write a book with your name on it.
>
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References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
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

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