" Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way." -Ray Bradbury
Writing has always been a passion of mine. Whether it's writing technical textbooks, professional articles, website or other copy, or even poetry for fun, I find joy in trying to connect adjective to neuron in an attempt to elicit a response.
Below are several writing samples from various stages of my career and life. Enjoy!
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One of my favorite projects was writing two technical textbooks for O'Reilly on the Microsoft-backed game development platform XNA. As much as possible in a technical book, the editors at O'Reilly encouraged me to work my personality into the books, which brought the words to life for me in a way I never thought possible in a textbook.
The books have been very positively reviewed on Amazon.com. Both books have been used as college-level textbooks at over 50 universities nationwide including: DePaul University, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, The Ohio State University, San Diego State University, and the University of Kentucky.
The inspiration behind the books came from a graphics and game development course I taught at Neumont College of Computer Science. In the absence of an adequate textbook for the course, I started this project which was picked up by O'Reilly.
The source code for Learning XNA 4.0 can be found here. The source code for Learning XNA 3.0 can be found here.