Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

9 tips for better writing

Nov 5, 2023, 3:00 PM
Lambda – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Lambda – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (25 Minutes) Content & Design


Graham Morrison


Writing is difficult. It takes time and effort, with many distractions along the way. Whether you lack the confidence to write, or find yourself thinking too little (or too much) about your words, it doesn’t have to be this way.

In this talk, Graham will share some of the lessons he’s learnt while trying to be a better writer, with practical advice and hacks for overcoming common problems. From the benefits of poor memory and the relevance of anti-aliasing algorithms, to how the movie Tenet is an accurate metaphor for technical writing. Expect quick tips and experience-driven thoughts on producing brilliant copy, taking you from the seed of an idea through to a published result you can be proud of, whether it’s a single page or six hundred.

Session author's bio

Graham has been writing professionally for over 20 years, and still can’t write a sentence without a typo. His Linux adventures started with the development of Kalbum in 2001, a popular KDE photo management application that shipped with many distributions at the time. He then wrote for, and eventually edited, Linux Format magazine before co-founding Linux Voice off the back of a successful crowdfunding campaign. He’s written freelance for many different publications, including 3D World, Computer Music, HackSpace, Linux Magazine, Linux Pro, PC Format, PC Gamer, PC Plus, PlayStation Official, TechRadar and even What Satellite. Since 2009, he has been regularly podcasting and co-hosts the Late Night Linux podcast. Graham is currently a technical author at Canonical working on snap-related documentation.

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