Explaining Concepts vs Explaining Procedures, Manuals and Technical Writing.
Manuals that offer Indexed systems of data or Moving Body and Mind.
How to manage in situations or how to manage behaviours.
Social Conduct, Manners and Etiquette – Community Standards rather depending on the community.
Learning a Format and populating it with content and characters with contextual data.
Write what you know, is determined by Education and Experience.
Compendiums and Collections, Commonality of the Universal Experiences.
People and History, People really don’t change over time, just clothes and entertainments.
Analysis and Predictability… Natural Nature and Observations over time.
Professional Publications vs Public Pulp, Glossy and other mass edutainment forms.
Scientific Writing vs Administrative Writing vs Policy Writing – Governance – The most techie of the technical
Historical aggregates and first person auto and biographies…
non-fiction, as in not fiction. not invented or made up, but certainly interpreted, that observer and observed truism transcends quantum mechanics, cat state, something the human brain can do, eh.
Manipulation, Marketing and Propaganda to Indoctrination. Manifestos, Essays and Philosophy to be considered on it’s merits and accepted, rejected or modified.
The power of story telling – understanding event types as lessons and symbolism of ritual and identity – understanding cultures – Anthropology puts religion in it’s place, not biology.
Any body of collected and complied can be created as a reference book, encyclopedias of knowledge – again, validated and developed over time or it’s consumer or fashion fad ended and then repeats every few years when science literacy is lowest.
Anthologies of collected stories, folk tales or professional written by priests and scribes or later professional writers. Also when the technical ability to write was given to the masses.
Most cultures have flood myths because early cultures lived in river systems and rivers flood, and volcanoes spew the ground shakes and things fall from the sky and early peoples wasted a lot of virgins and captives trying to influence nature.
Populating Formats for Audiences.
Popular Press vs Textbooks for Post Secondary vs Professionals who Publish.
Scribes: Understanding the technical aspects of writing – Monks were copy machines
Religion: fear of death and how to manage: death in ritual and rites
Language, Inventory, Symbolic Picture Languages or Alphabet Grammar linguistics.
Traveler’s Tales, True Accounts, Tall Tales and Telling Tells, based on and fictionalized vs mere pandering sensationalism, more commentary than comment in and of itself.
then, there is the Snake Oil in Print…Woo and Nonsense – Nonsensical but bestsellers, there’s more born every minute, PT Barnum said.
drivel, delusional self help and bumper sticker blame paradigm, people pay to be run down by jerks who profit off them, little different than those who channel the dead.
Harmful fictions. Agenda Grinders and Predators.
Guides and Handbooks, Context for survival…
Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat
Developing Skills and sharpening knowledge and it’s recall to react and respond to mitigate and survive…
Project Management – one project or many….timemanagement
Applying learning is skills develop and experience, learning from setbacks and variations, no longer a either or, but learning If then Else eh
Dependencies and timelines, Stakeholders and Participants, Pro and Anti…
Learning that first attempts fail and then learning to correct for poor process and build on results. Threat and Risk Assessment…Thrill Seeking vs Patience.
Reverse Engineering and developing best and better practices,
understanding the perspective of who is telling what and when…
What Purpose does it serve?
When and then later, reviewed, reviled, peer professionals vs media professions vs the public…informed by headlines not content
Attention and focus, attention span and interest peaked and declined. Concepts conveyed images and colors as much as words…Credibility of source and literacy of consumer
Products Brands or data bites. documentary and documentation, manuals, technical and instructional. How to use and how to understand. know who did what and when and then what happened… social relevance and historical value, the generational lag.
read or listened to… viewed…observed… take notes and notes taken.
what is in books? in writing? in monuments? the products of civilization
subcultures and after dark cultures…
advice and probabilities, how to manage and cope with all the diversity out there
Philosophies and Religions, The Ethics of Morality and Determining Moral Ethics…
Understanding ourselves as much as the worlds we inhabit or inhibit, depending on viewpoint.
sad or crazy from the heat, climate changed while we debated the non-controversy and didn’t talk about how religion is the biggest problem and impediment to working and playing well together, eh?
Deconstructing and Decoding: Building Understanding
if sex were not so controversial people could stop killing over it and enjoying it now, with consent…
Inventory and Price Guides… Ledgers of Data then spreadsheets…
Collected Quotations and private writings, interview transcripts… documentation to documentary
Manifestos and Traveller Accounts: Event Accounts and social movements
Histories of Persons: Biographies or Personal Essays from Perspective.
Humor or Truth, with or without the sugar coating or civil veneer…
Satire is disguised political commentary. Sarcasm the punchline of data delivery, not merely a snide tone and belligerence.