A coworker and I once joked about self-named web domains, and yet here I am, marking my territory. Maybe it’s just so people don’t take me for a baseball player with the same name. Anyhow, this is the home page of Bart Leahy, self-employed technical writer of Heroic Technical Writing. Welcome to my world!
Writer’s block sucks. It’s unfathomable to the non-writer and demoralizing for the writer. After all, you write because you love it, right? So what happens when that love of the work turns into something else or gets wrapped up in other feelings? A whole lot of nothing. I’m in the midst of a four-year run … Continue reading Blocked
Here’s where my brain went at 6:30 this morning… Do, Be, Do The mind dithers and withers as it goesPursue your fondest dream today or bake in the TV’s glow?Things to go, places to do and always a bill at the endWith good and bad habits to cultivate and mend.No doubt the clock ticks ever … Continue reading Poetry Experiment: Do, Be, Do
I take my fiction experiences–whether they’re written, on a stage, or on a screen–very seriously. An interaction on Twitter this morning made me consider some of the ways my feelings toward fiction manifest themselves. Here was the Twitter exchange I had this morning: I didn’t appreciate having my attitude toward villains described as “simple minded” … Continue reading Expectations: Fiction vs. Real Life
Cancer sucks. It has little regard for the feelings of its victims or the people whose friends depart this life due to its pernicious effects. Yesterday I lost my friend Debbie, who was as good a person and as good a friend as anyone I’ve ever met on this earth. Debbie and I got acquainted … Continue reading Losing Friends