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If You Code, You Should Write by Brian K. Jones

If You Code, You Should Write by Brian K. Jones

PyCon 2013

March 17, 2013
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  1. If You Code, You Should Write
    @bkjones
    PyCon 2013
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  2. Brian K. Jones
    @bkjones on Twitter
    jonesy on freenode
    CTO @AWeber
    PSF Member Since 2011
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  3. Why This Talk?
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  4. Why Don’t You Write?
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  5. “It’s all been written before”
    “I’m not doing anything cool”
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  6. “I’m a terrible writer”
    “I don’t know where to start”
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  7. Identify Outlets
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  8. Submit Content
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  9. What Editors Assume You Know
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  10. What Editors Do
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  11. One more thing...
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  12. I’m not a ‘Writer’
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  13. Writing is iterative
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  14. Writers throw away content all the
    time.
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  15. Writing well takes practice and
    patience
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  16. Writers use tools that make writing
    easier. Sometimes it seems like no
    two writers have the same setup.
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  17. The point is...
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  18. You’re already a writer.
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  19. You find inspiration
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  20. You iterate on your ideas
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  21. You test them out
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  22. You refine your thinking on the
    matter.
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  23. You revise.
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  24. You move things forward through
    sheer expression
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  25. That’s called “writing”
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  26. It’s just the tools you use aren’t
    configured to write prose optimally.
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  27. You Should Write
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  28. Thanks
    @bkjones
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