I have previously only written short articles, editorials and interviews. Some 25 or 30 years ago I tried to write a Science Fiction short story but it was a complete disaster. Then again, it was 25 or 30 years ago. In high school I never did well in any of my English classes. This was due to my complete inability to spell English words and my illegible penmanship. (One teacher commented that my handwriting looked like hieroglyphics). Thus, the idea of using the language as a means of vocation had been completely unthinkable. Until recently. Technology has taken care of the spelling (you wouldn't believe the number of misspelled words in this post before the spell checker fixed them) and the legibility issues. Time has helped with the rest. I now have sufficient experience, knowledge and wisdom to express myself in a decent manor. I am now in a position of being capable of writing things that others find entertaining and informing. So what am I to write about?
That's the sixty-four thousand dollar question. They say you should write what you know. So what do I know? I know a niche of the technical world. I know my experiences (remembering them is another story). I am a fair interviewer. So what to write?
So far I've come up with a list consisting of -
- Science Fiction
- Technical: Manuals
- Technical: Reviews