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Confessions of a Prolific Moonlighter (with a chronic writing disorder)

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Slides from a ~5 minute Ignite talk (20 slides, 15 seconds per slide) that provides some advice on writing tech books -- and life. The fundamental takeaway is that A BOOK IS A STARTUP!

* It’s a product (and/or services.)
** But it’s especially product

* Tech writing is a skill
** It’s story-telling

* Moonlighting is a skill
** Maintain work/life balance

* You can have a startup
** Write a book!

Watch a video of the live presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z73vG37yAo

Enjoy!

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Confessions of a Prolific Moonlighter (with a chronic writing disorder)

  1. 1. Confessions of a Prolific Moonlighter (with a chronic writing disorder) Matthew A. Russell Twitter: @ptwobrussell
  2. 2. Be Excited
  3. 3. Be Visionary
  4. 4. Be Realistic
  5. 5. Be Determined
  6. 6. Be Entrepreneurial
  7. 7. Be Product-Oriented
  8. 8. Be Lean
  9. 9. Be Enterprising
  10. 10. Be Attentive
  11. 11. Be Innovative
  12. 12. Be Careful
  13. 13. Be Everywhere
  14. 14. Be Authentic
  15. 15. Be Entertaining
  16. 16. Be Enthusiastic
  17. 17. Be Prescient
  18. 18. Be Committed
  19. 19. Summary • A BOOK IS A STARTUP! – It’s a product (and/or services.) – But it’s especially product • Tech writing is a skill – It’s story-telling • Moonlighting is a skill – Maintain work/life balance • You can have a startup – Write a book!

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