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How to write gud

swizec
July 08, 2014
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How to write gud

Slides for the talk I gave about writing well at the San Francisco Write The Docs meetup in July 2014.

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July 08, 2014
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  1. N O B O D Y R E M E M B E R S W H AT
    Y O U S A I D

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  2. “ I F Y O U W R O T E S O M E T H I N G F O R W H I C H S O M E O N E S E N T Y O U
    A C H E C K , I F Y O U C A S H E D T H E C H E C K A N D I T D I D N ' T
    B O U N C E , A N D I F Y O U T H E N PA I D T H E L I G H T B I L L W I T H T H E
    M O N E Y, I C O N S I D E R Y O U TA L E N T E D . ”

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  3. H O W T O W R I T E G U D
    S W I Z E C T E L L E R

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  4. B E C A U S E P E O P L E D O N ’ T R E A D

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  5. T H E Y ’ R E B U S Y

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  6. T H E Y ’ R E L O O K I N G AT P H O N E S

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  7. T H E Y D O N ’ T C A R E

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  8. P E O P L E A R E D I C K S

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  9. W R I T E R S A R E D I C K S T O O

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  10. T H E Y ’ R E L A Z Y A N D U S E M O R E
    W O R D S T H A N T H E Y N E E D T O

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  11. T H E Y U S E FA N C Y W O R D S

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  12. T H E Y WA N T T O S O U N D S M A R T

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  13. T H E Y D O N ’ T C A R E A B O U T M E

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  14. W R I T E G U D !

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  15. “ A L L Y O U H AV E T O D O I S W R I T E O N E T R U E
    S E N T E N C E . W R I T E T H E T R U E S T S E N T E N C E
    T H AT Y O U K N O W. ”

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  16. TA L K T O R E A D E R S

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  17. N E V E R S E N D M E T O T H E
    D I C T I O N A RY

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  18. PA S S I V I T Y I S T O B E AV O I D E D

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  19. H E D G I N G I S P O S S I B LY T H E
    W O R S T

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  20. I N C L U D E M E

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  21. M A K E M E W I N , N O W

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  22. A N D S TA R T W I T H B U T

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  23. W H Y - H O W - W H AT

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  24. " I F Y O U H AV E A N Y Y O U N G F R I E N D S W H O
    A S P I R E T O B E C O M E W R I T E R S . . . S H O O T T H E M
    N O W, W H I L E T H E Y ’ R E H A P P Y. "

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  25. O H A N D S TA R T AT T H E E N D
    @ S W I Z E C

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