Amanda Rothman has been a voracious reader since learning the alphabet, and a rabid writer soon after that.
“What is the secret to writing?” she’s been asked many a time.
“Vocabulary, and the willingness to bend it to one’s will and whim,” is one of her replies.
“But couldn’t that make for florid and descriptive prose?” they ask.
“Yes,” she answers, ironic in the brief answer.
“But writing that way for a non-fiction series about treating the symptoms of climate change might make people’s heads explode,” someone else said.
“Hmm. I don’t want that to happen,” she observed.
And so she tried to write in a more conversational, less head-explody way.
Reading and Writing has always been Amanda’s hobby. Technical Writing is her current career.
Balancing these two is quite the tightrope walk. Lean too much in one direction and you’ll find yourself plunging head first into a pile of words and writing styles at war with each other, before promptly getting mowed down in the verbal crossfire.
If you’re interested in watching her wordy tightrope walk regularly, take a stroll over to her blog: Proactive Action!