Posts tagged ‘writing’

Stuff I Have Written Elsewhere

I know this site has gone on kind of a summer hiatus, but I do have some thoughts on how to revive it to a level…

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Eleven Lessons I Learned About Writing a Book

As regular readers know, I recently co-authored a business book. Though I once wrote some humongous manuals as a technical writer, and we previously wrote a…

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Writing About What You Know

One of the first pieces of writing advice you ever hear is “write what you know”. This is valuable, if imprecise wisdom. It means both “write…

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Too Many Checks and Balances Spoil the Broth

I enjoyed Paul Graham’s recent essay on corporate bureaucracy, and how there’s such a thing as too many checks and balances: Checks on purchases will always…

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Bad Writing at the Days Inn

I spent much of yesterday afternoon and evening working in a hotel room. I got into Vancouver yesterday in good time, and had a ton to…

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Writing for the Actor

Norlinda recently wrote to ask my (inexpert) opinion on writing for the actor: I’m writing my first feature screenplay. Some of the feedback I received from…

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The Lovely, Evolutionary Growth of Wikipedia Articles

I periodically contribute to Wikipedia. One of my favourite Wikipedia phenomenon is the seemingly organic growth and distillation of articles, from tiny saplings to towering firs.…

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Good Writers Do Not Necessarily Make Good Presenters

Unless you’ve been living on the backside of one of Neptune’s moons for the past couple of years, you know that video is big on the…

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