Weinberg on Writing

Peace in Ireland? What you'd like your children to know about you? Something to amuse your grandchildren? How you get in touch with God? I can't tell you. This is where you have to find out for yourself." "Can it be more than one thing?

Author: Gerald M. Weinberg

Publisher: Dorset House

ISBN: PSU:000067818037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Gerald M. Weinberg, author of more than forty books -- including eighteen published by Dorset House -- reveals his secrets for collecting and organizing his ideas for writing projects. Drawing an analogy to the stone-by-stone method of building fieldstone walls, Weinberg shows writers how to construct fiction and nonfiction manuscripts from key insights, stories, and quotes. The elements, or stones, are collected nonsequentially, over time, and eventually find logical places in larger pieces. The method renders writer's block irrelevant and has proved effective for scores of Weinberg's writing class students. If you've ever wanted to write a book or article -- or need to revitalize your writing career -- don't miss this intimate glimpse into the mind behind some the computer industry's best books. Topics Include: * learning to care about what you have to write * exercises in playing with your words * when is it plagiarism * the structure of creation versus the structure of presentation * stimulate your memory * getting published * and much more Insights from the Book "What would you really like to write? For many would-be writers, this is the hardest exercise of all. They've never in their lives allowed themselves to think about what they wanted. So, put aside everything your teachers told you, your parents told you, your boss told you, your spouse told you, or I told you. Dream your dream. Would you like to write about how to play pinball? What it feels like to canoe a Class Five rapids? Your grandmother's knitting? What's wrong with the design of some computer system? Peace in Ireland? What you'd like your children to know about you? Something to amuse your grandchildren? How you get in touch with God? I can't tell you. This is where you have to find out for yourself." "Can it be more than one thing? Certainly. Are you allowed to get it 'wrong'? Absolutely. Can you change your mind later? Definitely. But right now, let your heart tell you what you'd like to write. Then write it down -- just the title, or titles. Any more than that is optional." "Don't be disappointed if you can't identify what you really want to write. Quite likely, you'll find many answers, but none will be the final answer. I knew when I was eight years old, but I didn't know I knew until about forty years later." - from Chapter 1

The Aremac Project

Can the Aremac Project Save a Bomb-Shattered Chicago from Terrorists Bent on Destruction and Extortion?

Author: Gerald M. Weinberg

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ISBN: 0932633706

Category: Fiction

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Can the Aremac Project Save a Bomb-Shattered Chicago from Terrorists Bent on Destruction and Extortion? To find out, read The Aremac Project, a new sci-fi techno-thriller by award-winning author Jerry Weinberg that pits technology against terrorism in a body-strewn race against time. Drawing on neuroscience and nanotechnology, grad students Roger Fixman and Tess Myers develop the software and machinery to take pictures of a person's memory. Unwittingly, these earnest researchers provide the US government -- and its enemies -- with a new and deadly form of interrogation. The Aremac Roger and Tess develop is just what FBI agents Don Capitol and Lucinda Duke need as they attempt to identify and pursue a terrorist group that is bombing landmarks in Chicago and attempting to extort millions from the city. Desperate for clues, Agents Capitol and Duke hire Roger and Tess to delve into a suspect's mind. But just as their prisoner's defenses start to crumble, a murderer puts an end to their progress. The Aremac holds the key to identifying the murderer, which makes the machine -- and its developers, Roger and Tess -- the next terrorist target.

Why Software Gets in Trouble

The text is extremely thought-provoking and is spiced with anecdotes drawn from decades of software experience. The book is divided into two sections: "Fault Patterns" and "Pressure Patterns".

Author: Gerald M. Weinberg

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1497511275

Category: Computers

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This is Volume 2 of the latest edition of the classic series, Quality Software. Its fundamental purpose is to teach how to understand the dynamics of software development organizations, to plan software projects, and to act effectively to carry out those plans. Many books have described How Software Is Built. It's a complex subject, and indeed, that's the first title in this Quality Software Series. But people who use software (and builders, too) want to know Why Software Gets In Trouble. You might wonder why anyone would need an entire book on that subject. Why not just say "people make mistakes"? Why not? Because there are reasons people make mistakes, and make them repeatedly, and fail to discover and correct them. That's what this book is about, and believe me, those reasons (and how to prevent them) do fill an entire book. The reasons are both personal and organizational. If we're ever going to build better quality software, we'll definitely have to study the reasons people make mistakes. For software developers, designers, testers, their mangers, and their customers, that study starts right here. Written from a technical and psychological perspective, describing how to think about what you do. The notation takes almost no effort to learn and use it. The diagrams are simple and easy to understand and used in a consistent manner. The book offers ideas for coping with the very difficult problems that face those who work on projects where they don't have enough time, enough information, enough skill, or enough money to do a perfect job of anything. Given these limitations, managers have to make tradeoff decisions in light of the best understanding of cause and effect they can muster. Reviewers say the book is a hidden treasure, containing within it the best definitions of quality ever published. It's written with a great sense of humor that helps make the lessons and insights you will get from the book easier to take. For example, why is software development so often plagued by crisis? Weinberg helps the reader step back from developing software and examine the dynamics and patterns of software creation. By discussing patterns of quality, patterns of managing and patterns of software faults, the author shows that quality software begins with keen observation and clear thinking about software development. The text is extremely thought-provoking and is spiced with anecdotes drawn from decades of software experience. The book is divided into two sections: "Fault Patterns" and "Pressure Patterns." Each section has a number of chapters that examine different systemic aspects of the specific issues. "Fault Patterns" discusses different types of defects and how they occur. In addition, Weinberg examines what are software faults and how the organization deals with them means to how the people work. "Pressure Patterns" looks into managerial behavior and why managers lose patience and feel helpless.

An Introduction to General Systems Thinking

"Now an award-winning author of nearly forty books spanning the entire software development life cycle-including The Psychology of Computer Programming: Silver Anniversary Edition and Exploring Requirements (with Donald C. Gause)-Weinberg ...

Author: Gerald M. Weinberg

Publisher: Dorset House Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 0932633498

Category: Technology & Engineering

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For more than twenty-five years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications in computer science and beyond. Used in university courses and professional seminars all over the world, the text has proven its ability to open minds and sharpen thinking.Originally published in 1975 and reprinted more than twenty times over a quarter century-and now available for the first time from Dorset House Publishing-the text uses clear writing and basic algebraic principles to explore new approaches to projects, products, organizations, and virtually any kind of system.Scientists, engineers, organization leaders, managers, doctors, students, and thinkers of all disciplines can use this book to dispel the mental fog that clouds problem-solving. As author Gerald M. Weinberg writes in the new Preface to the Silver Anniversary Edition, "I haven't changed my conviction that most people don't think nearly as well as they could had they been taught some principles of thinking."Now an award-winning author of nearly forty books spanning the entire software development life cycle-including The Psychology of Computer Programming: Silver Anniversary Edition and Exploring Requirements (with Donald C. Gause)-Weinberg had already acquired extensive experience as a programmer, manager, university professor, and consultant when this book was originally published.With helpful illustrations, numerous end-of-chapter exercises, and an appendix on a mathematical notation used in problem-solving, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking may be your most powerful tool in working with problems, systems, and solutions.

Writing Fiction

The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using.

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106017682672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

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Earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using.

Perspectives

Gerhard Weinberg is a scholar not only of great distinction , but of exemplary
integrity . Weinberg ' s global history of World War II , A World at Arms (
Cambridge , 1994 ) , represents the culmination of decades of research , writing ,
and ...

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News Reporting and Writing

Howard Weinberg , a producer of “ Bill Moyers ' Journal , ” decided to look at the
problems of the inner cities , and he ... Weinberg found he had written , “ It is
beginning to be understood in communities of the inner cities that deterioration is
not ...

Author: Melvin Mencher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: PSU:000031529594

Category: Journalism

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This edition continues to illustrate the principles of news reporting and writing with telling examples from print and broadcast journalism. Students are shown journalistic principles and concepts so that they may write accurate, precise and captivating news stories. Increasingly important news topics such as religion, education, domestic violence, juvenile crime and campus crime are included in this edition.

Melvin Mencher s News Reporting and Writing

Howard Weinberg, the producer, wanted to show the forces, especially racism, at
work in causing neighborhood ... In looking back at his original outline, Weinberg
found he had written, "It is beginning to be understood in communities of the ...

Author: Melvin Mencher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123862588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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More than a quarter of a million students have learned the craft and ethics of journalism from Melvin Mencher's News Reporting and Writing. This classic text shows students the fundamentals of reporting and writing and examines the values that direct and underline the practice of journalism. The new edition features current developments in all areas of reporting, discusses the use of stark photos, provides dozens of new Internet sources and demonstrates how journalists use them. Also included in the eleventh edition are guides for campaign and election coverage, reporting tips from Pulitzer Prize winners, and an examination of recent libel cases.

The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Handbook

The most successful new rhetoric in a generation, now in a version with a handbook—everything students need to write and edit all the kinds of writing they're expected to do.

Author: Richard Bullock

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 039393439X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 644

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The most successful new rhetoric in a generation, now in a version with a handbook—everything students need to write and edit all the kinds of writing they're expected to do.

St James Guide to Horror Ghost Gothic Writers

Weinberg ' s novel - length works are memorable for complex plots that
synthesize textbook history , current events and literary references , and for their
engaging series characters . The Devil ' s Auction and The Armageddon Box
feature the ...

Author: St James Press

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002922251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Provides background information and a critical evaluation of authors of horror, ghost and gothic fiction, and lists each author's works in these fields and in other genres.

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When old-timers write their own programs, ... All listed for much less than the
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Education is a ShuckSouth . How the Educational system is Failing ... Precious
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The federal reporter

She had never received any documents , constituting as they do the only notes or
letters from him , but she identified evidence in evidence in the case establishing
that the Weinberg ' s writing on Exhibit 13 and his confiscated substance was ...

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5 A I would assume from my writing here . Let me look 6 on the original . 7
Offhand I don't know . I'm looking for any markings 8 I might have put on there . 9
Q Is that Weinberg's writing ? 10 A I would assume . 11 Q Mr. Weinberg ? 12 A I
would ...

Author: John W. Jenrette

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ISBN: SRLF:A0001681212

Category: Abscam Bribery Scandal, 1980

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The Norton Field Guide to Writing with 2016 MLA Update

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE. Flexible, easy to use, just enough detail--and the number-one best selling rhetoric.

Author: Richard Bullock

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393617386

Category: English language

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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE. Flexible, easy to use, just enough detail--and the number-one best selling rhetoric.

The Little Seagull Handbook

"The chapters on documentation are great." ---Audley Hall, Northwest Arkansas Community College --

Author: Richard Bullock

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393911519

Category: Reference

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The only pocket-sized handbook that offers help with the specific kinds of writing college students are expected to do.

The Little Seagull Handbook

This edition includes new advice for conducting research as it's done online today, new student model essays, and a new chapter on writing summary/response essays"--

Author: Richard H Bullock

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ISBN: 0393422909

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"Easy to use and easy to afford, The Little Seagull Handbook is the #1 brief handbook because students say it has a positive impact on their writing. Intuitive organization, color-coding, and jargon-free instruction for common kinds of writing make it a reference tool that student writers truly use. This edition includes new advice for conducting research as it's done online today, new student model essays, and a new chapter on writing summary/response essays"--

AHA Perspectives

Gerhard Weinberg is a scholar not only of great distinction , but of exemplary
integrity . Weinberg's global history of World War II , A World at Arms ( Cambridge
, 1994 ) , represents the culmination of decades of research , writing , and
reflection ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015075747967

Category: History

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Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum

Smith , B. C. , Green , R. J. , & Spade , S. Smith , B. C. , & Weinberg , A. W. o If you
have a series of works by the same author ( s ) , list the works chronologically
according to the date of publication , starting with the oldest work and ending with
 ...

Author: Susan M. Hubbuch

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 0030549787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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