I'm Going to Write a Book!

Well that sounds like a really ambitious title, doesn’t it?

It is, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. However, I have one really big problem - I’m not confident in my writing ability. I’ve always avoided writing and it’s always been challenging for me. This goes back to grade school for me. That’s all about to change!

I’m going to start writing on this site more.I’m a life long learner and I tend to focus a lot on learning new technologies, specifically software development techniques and programming languages. For the most part, I will write about technology related information, sharing helpful tips as well as my many opinions on software development and how things should be done.

Why do I think that writing more will help be to become more confident in my writing? I have written software in many languages. C#, Ruby, HTML, JavaScript and SQL just to name a few. I have only gotten better at them by writing more software. Some of the software I have re-written to learn a new language or to apply new techniques that I have learned. It’s my opinion that the same can happen with the English language. Only time will tell if my assessment of how to become more confident in my writing abilities is accurate.

Becoming a better writer will help me both personally and professionally. Personally, becoming a better writer will enable me to write much longer works, like a book, and allow me to meet some long-term personal goals. I have no clue what I want the book to be about. I’m sure that will eventually work itself out.

On a professional note, I spend a portion of my time documenting the systems for which I am responsible and being a better writer will help to produce better documentation. By better documentation, I mean it will communicate the information in a more effective and efficient manner. Also, for work, I am constantly on HipChat and Skype and it is important to be concise and to the point as to not waste the readers time.

I hope you enjoy what I write and I look forward to your feedback!

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