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jetset8
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Gender: Male
Born: August 3
Interests: Writing/Photography
Member: Standard
Joined: November 2012
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I began my writing career as a technical writer in the aerospace industry. After ten years in the corporate setting I decided to venture into the self employment arena as a freelance technical writing consultant. As a consultant I prepared technical proposals, test reports, engineering specifications and various other publications. I also wrote press releases, articles for trade magazines and articles for newspapers.

I am now semi-retired and currently working on my first novel (The Naked Professor), a book called Pub Stories (telling about my experience in bars across the country) and a book on technical writing.
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jetset8: One of my writing instructors from long ago once said, "Never create a character who is smarter than you." Because she was an accomplished writer I took her word for it. As a result, my writing always seemed flat.

One day I realized it was bad advice because that approach limited my creativity and inhibited my imagination. I am now writing a novel in which the main character is an English professor with a PhD (definitely smarter than me).

Would love some feedback.
November 17, 2012 at 1:19AM
    MidnightWriter4U: If I was smart enough, I would offer feedback....
    As it is I'll just offer, "Good Luck with the Novel"!
    November 17, 2012 at 4:58AM
    DIS-illusioned: I'd love to see your 'PhD English professor' decode/explain James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake' ... :-p
    That writing instructor of yours might have been on to something.
    November 17, 2012 at 1:06PM
    nor84: My main character is smarter than I am. Speaks three or four languages, which isn't all that uncommon in Europe, but way beyond my capabilities.
    November 17, 2012 at 7:19PM

 
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