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Blue Parabola Blog:
Writing Tech Books 101
March 03, 2009 @ 11:11:28

For anyone out there looking to write a tech-related book, you will want to check out these tips from Matthew Turland over on the Blue Parabola blog. He gives eight (or so) tips to help out the budding authors in their pursuit for published stardom.

In lieu of a topic more focused on technical subject matter or practical application, I decided to take a post and detail some of my experiences in writing a book. [...] It's been quite the long haul, but I think being able to hold a copy of it in my hands will make it all worth it. So, here is the process as I've learned it from my own perspective.

Here's the overview of his list (there's lots more detail under each one):

  • Be Serious
  • Know Your Reasons
  • Have a Concrete Idea
  • Put Pen to Paper
  • Do Your Homework
  • Shop Around
  • Find Editors
  • Nose to the Grindstone
  • Other miscellaneous items related to being an author

And, of course, the most important part - "Go Forth and Write".

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