March 7, 2012 I Am Unwritten By Karen Published in: Daily Photo Leave a comment » Share this post » What my desk usually looks like first thing in the morning. Daily Photo 8 Comments Like this post? Tell your friends! twitter facebook pinterest googleplus MORE FROM MBB New Desk So far, 8 people have commented on this article. How cool is that? Fieran says: March 8th, 2012 at 12:43 am I think it’s really cool that you work with pen and paper. I’m a technical writer and I still prefer pen and paper but most technical writers I know only use their computers. They’ve completely done away with pen and paper. Reply Karen says: March 8th, 2012 at 8:14 am Hi Fieran, I do a number of different things. It really depends on how I’m feeling that day! Some days I’ll use a voice recorder, others, the computer. When I have a bit more time that’s when the pen and paper come out. How long have you been working as a technical writer? I’ve contemplated that profession a few times. Do you like it? Reply Fieran says: March 8th, 2012 at 12:58 pm Wow, a voice recorder too? I’m so freaked out by the sound of my voice recorded 🙂 I’ve been using Voxer on my iPhone to keep in touch with friends and my voice sounds so strange to me. I like Technical Writing. I find it very fulfilling especially if I have written something that can be printed out. Looking at my work – printed – gives me a form of satisfaction that is just priceless. I know, it sounds a bit cliche 🙂 I’ve been a tech writer for 5 years now, since 2007. Before that I was studying to be a computer systems engineer. I graduated and then realized I was happier writing technical documents than I was doing digital design. I hope you’re having good week Karen! I was naughty and went to the MAC store today as they released a few of the new collections (MAC Shop/Cook and Vera). I picked up the Color Added quad, Black Tea Sheen Supreme Gloss and Wholesome Fluidline. Reply Karen says: March 8th, 2012 at 2:33 pm Yup — I use a recording app on my iPhone. Sometimes it’s faster for me to rattle stuff off into a voice recorder, and sometimes I’m in a place where a computer isn’t nearby, like the bathroom, LOL! I get a lot of ideas in the shower, and if I don’t record them quickly the second I step out of the shower, I forget. That’s when the voice stuff REALLY comes in handy. 🙂 I’m so glad to hear you like your job! It’s such a positive thing when writers get to use their craft in a way that brings them satisfaction. 🙂 Does your family ever give you grief about not going the engineering route? I swear my mom still hopes that I’ll come to my senses and go to law school. OOH! Your MAC haul sounds fabulous! Reply Fieran says: March 9th, 2012 at 2:48 am Hehe you’re the second person to tell me you get ideas in the shower. I don’t get any ideas in the shower. Usually I’m daydreaming. I’ve always liked writing but I’m not very creative so factual writing is a bit easier. Yeah, job satisfaction is priceless and I’m glad I have it for now at least 🙂 I don’t think my family knows what technical writers really do. They think I write user manuals 🙂 I get a bit of grief over not wanting to move into management and become a Technical Lead or some sort. They don’t see a career path for me to continue being a writer but I do so there’s a bit of difference in expectations there. But I’ll be okay..after all I have to do what makes me happy and i don’t think management will make me happy. Anitacska says: March 8th, 2012 at 1:28 pm When I saw the title I thought the picture was going to be a blank banana, lol! Anitacska recently posted … Barbara Daly Satin Swirl Eyes Eyeshadows Review and Swatches Part 2 Reply Karen says: March 8th, 2012 at 2:33 pm LOL… I might have to do that someday! Reply Lauren says: March 8th, 2012 at 6:13 pm I drank my coffee out of the same mug this morning! Brings back such great memories 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Click to be notified of followup comments via e-mail. You may also subscribe without commenting.