Re: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skepticalcurmudgeonlyness, part II]

Subject: Re: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skepticalcurmudgeonlyness, part II]
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:24:00 -0700

I think this boils down to the old:"talent vs teaching" argument, as in is
proficiency in any given pursuit the result of natural talent that can be
developed but which can't be implanted if it isn't already there, or is it
process and technique that can be taught to any reasonably intelligent
person who has the determination to learn it.

Gene Kim-Eng



On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Janoff, Steve <sjanoff -at- illumina -dot- com> wrote:

> I believe what he was doing was trying to identify two processes, and two
> mindsets, and the best way he came up with to characterize them was the
> writer-as-artist (think "artiste" or "auteur"), versus the
> writer-as-engineer (more of a systems approach). One way is full of ego,
> and the other way sets aside ego in favor of the larger goal.
>
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RE: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skeptical curmudgeonlyness, part II]: From: Janoff, Steve
RE: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skepticalcurmudgeonlyness, part II]: From: Mark Baker
RE: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skepticalcurmudgeonlyness, part II]: From: Janoff, Steve
RE: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skepticalcurmudgeonlyness, part II]: From: Mark Baker
RE: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skepticalcurmudgeonlyness, part II]: From: Janoff, Steve

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