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Writing a technical book: motivation, publishing and how to stay focused without ruining your life by adam tornhill, may 2015 do you dream of writing your own technical book i hope you do – our programming profession needs more high- quality books in our fast evolving field there's an endless amount of new topics to. Online technical writing: book design in this chapter, book design means the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various typical components of a book components here refers to actual sections or pages of a book such as the edition notice, the preface, the index, or the front or back cover. Peter zaitsev contacted me about a year ago and asked if i'd like to help write the book in the earliest stages, the idea was that i'd write a couple of appendices and help transform peter and vadim's writing into book-quality material i was to be sort of like a glorified technical editor at the time i didn't know. 14 books based on 2 votes: the insider's guide to technical writing by krista van laan, on writing well: the classic guide to writing nonfiction by willi.
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The goal of this page is to share my hard-won experiences writing books the bad news is that writing a book is hard work and frankly it can be very difficult to break into the publishing industry the good news is that writing a book can be personally and professionally rewarding think long and hard about these. For technical writers and technical communicators, the microsoft manual of style has been one of the main resources of style guidelines for writing about computers and technology it was an essential manual for content developers, creators, journalists, communicators, and editors after the 4th edition was. I've decided to write up this post on the lessons learned and the best practices for writing a technical book that aims to teach programming this post will help me organize my thoughts so that i'm more prepared for my own future writing, but the practical tips can help others who aspire to write a book as well.