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My thoughts on Writing
  
I am just starting down this journey so my original thoughts are not much yet. I am still deciding on what technology to use to assemble my books. I have already decided I want to use [[http://www.vim.org/|Vim]] as my editor. I detest word processors like Microsoft Word. I am more fast with minimal typing and creating lots of small files which can be assembled, post-processed and typeset later by tools such as [[http://www.latex-project.org/|LaTeX]] or [[http://www.docbook.org/|Docbook]]. For now I am going to attempt my first book in Docbook.
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See also My thoughts on [[Journaling]], My thoughts on [[Documentation]] and my notes on [[Ebook readers]].
  
My technical notes on [[Main/{Main/SiteVariables$:TechNoteRoot}-SoftwareAndOperatingSystems-Software-Documentation-Docbook|Docbook]].
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==Editing and book assembly==
  
!!!Publishing:
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I am just starting down this journey so my original thoughts are not much yet. I am still deciding on what technology to use to assemble my books. I have already decided I want to use [http://www.vim.org/ Vim] as my editor. I detest word processors like Microsoft Word. I am more fast with minimal typing and creating lots of small files which can be assembled, post-processed and typeset later by tools such as [http://www.latex-project.org/ LaTeX] or [http://www.docbook.org/ Docbook]. For now I am going to attempt my first book in Docbook.
  
For now I have decided to become self-published. I will make my books available as an ebook in all acceptable formats and as a PDF.
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My using [[Docbook notes]]
  
See also [[Main.GettingPublished|Getting Published]].
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==Publishing==
  
!!!The art of writing itself:
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For now I have decided to become self-published. I will make my books available as an ebook in all acceptable formats and as a PDF.
 
 
Some notes I have found from various authors I respect:
 
  
[[http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/300|George Orwell's 6 Questions and 6 Rules]]
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See also [[Getting Published]].
  
[[http://www.jerrypournelle.com/slowchange/myjob.html|How to get my job by Jerry Pournelle]]
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==The art of writing itself==
  
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===Writing points to consider===
  
!!!What others have said to me:
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See also [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtIzMaLkCaM LEADERSHIP LAB: The Craft of Writing Effectively] and http://www.writingcenter.emory.edu/documents/mcenerney-problem-of-the-problem.pdf
  
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*Writing helps you think but your readers are not interested in how you think
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*Not to communicate your ideas but to change the ideas of your community
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*Writing is to change your readers think
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*Stop thinking about rules and start thinking about readers
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*Understand the coee of your readers community
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*"The only reason my stuff was ever read is because someone had to because they were getting paid to"
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*Relationship is a form of value.
  
!!!Further notes:
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===Some notes I have found from various authors I respect===
  
I maintain tags at http://delicious.com/KE3VIN/writing for articles on writing that I like.
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*[http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/300 George Orwell's 6 Questions and 6 Rules]
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*[http://www.jerrypournelle.com/slowchange/myjob.html How to get my job by Jerry Pournelle]

Latest revision as of 14:26, 27 April 2021

My thoughts on Writing

See also My thoughts on Journaling, My thoughts on Documentation and my notes on Ebook readers.

Editing and book assembly

I am just starting down this journey so my original thoughts are not much yet. I am still deciding on what technology to use to assemble my books. I have already decided I want to use Vim as my editor. I detest word processors like Microsoft Word. I am more fast with minimal typing and creating lots of small files which can be assembled, post-processed and typeset later by tools such as LaTeX or Docbook. For now I am going to attempt my first book in Docbook.

My using Docbook notes

Publishing

For now I have decided to become self-published. I will make my books available as an ebook in all acceptable formats and as a PDF.

See also Getting Published.

The art of writing itself

Writing points to consider

See also LEADERSHIP LAB: The Craft of Writing Effectively and http://www.writingcenter.emory.edu/documents/mcenerney-problem-of-the-problem.pdf

  • Writing helps you think but your readers are not interested in how you think
  • Not to communicate your ideas but to change the ideas of your community
  • Writing is to change your readers think
  • Stop thinking about rules and start thinking about readers
  • Understand the coee of your readers community
  • "The only reason my stuff was ever read is because someone had to because they were getting paid to"
  • Relationship is a form of value.

Some notes I have found from various authors I respect