Creative Technical Writing

Subject: Creative Technical Writing
From: Documania <dcma -at- MAIL1 -dot- NAI -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 20:47:02 -0600

I thought _all_ writing was creative. Nature of the beast! (Discounting, of
course, copying, listing, etc.)

And I recall a recent vigorous thread in which we discussed differences
between writers and editors -- qualifications, salaries, responsibilities.
A theme that came up several times was the scope of brainwork required in
(technical) writing. It's essentially an exercise in problem-solving, from
nuts and bolts to sublime conceptualization. How does this differ from
"creative" writing such as novels, poetry, and humorous essays?

Carolyn Haley
DocuMania
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