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Into A Routine

Am actually settling into a routine! Brr. Need a lie down just thinking about it. Thanks to conventional wisdom and Stephen King [http://www.stephenking.com] for this one. If you’ve never read his book, On Writing [http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FWriting-Stephen-King%2Fdp%2F0340820462&tag=hmobiuscom-21&linkCode=ur2&camp=1634&creative=6738] , and you’re interested in doing so, then pick up a copy. Barring the short autobiography in the front, his advice for the aspiring writer is invaluable. A thousand words a day just isn’t very much, but if you do that for six months, you’ve got war and peace on your hands. Or something which should keep your editor busy for a while once he stopped screaming anyway.

I wonder how many people appreciate how much work goes into the creation of a documentary? What do you keep in, what do you throw out, what’s the aim, where’s the train of thought running through to its conclusion? What research do you do? Who do you contact? Most importantly, where do you start? If you wrote a background piece on the evolution of web services, where would you start? If you’re anyone other than Don Box [http://www.pluralsight.com/community/blogs/dbox/] you write what you know and presume and then backfill. I sound like a foreman. Actually, I guess I am, from a certain point of view.

Posted on October 25, 2002   #.NET Web Services     #Writing  

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