May 1, 2023
At the Writers Workshop Saturday I yakked with Brian for a few minutes before the meeting started. He’s a Brit trying to get his memoirs written about his adventures working in many different places around the world, now retired from his job as a technical writer at QAD here in Santa Barbara. He’s in his 70s.
QAD Inc. “provides enterprise resource planning software and to manufacturing companies with customers in over 100 countries around the world.”
Brian said it is a hard thing for him to break out of the requirements for technical writing and put emotion and action into his writing. He said it must be similar for me–trying to break out of adbiz writing.
No, I said, I’ve always tried to use the same rules for everything I write. Good ad writing is good writing, first and foremost.