Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 29 Sep 1993 to 30 Sep 1993

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 29 Sep 1993 to 30 Sep 1993
From: Chuck <PETCH -at- GVG47 -dot- GVG -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1993 09:05:07 -0700

Regarding the request for advice to new writers:

1. Use pictures at least as often as you use words. I strive to include an
illustration for every major concept. Pictures are easier to remember, and no
one wants to read nowadays anyway. This is a tough concept for writers to
accept, but you must if you want to succeed.

2. After writing a first draft, go through it and cut out as many unnecessary
words as possible. Then go through and do it again. The fewer and simpler the
words the better. Remember, you're not writing a novel. If you want lots of
pretty-sounding words, become a fiction writer.

3. Don't get your ego involved in your writing. Try to weigh criticism and
suggestions as objectively as possible and do what's best for the customer.
Getting attached to your words will only cause you grief.

Chuck Petch
Technical Editor

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