© David Craig
|David "Strum" Craig's Page
|I write for
||a living - software manuals, procedural manuals, intranet/internet websites, help-files.
Like thousands of others, I wanted to write novels/screenplays/polemics. I bought a computer to write on and discovered a whole new range of displacement activities - to put off the moment when I'd have to try to fill a blank screen ("maybe I'd write better if the screen were light green...", "perhaps if I tried this new piece of software...", "maybe I could write a macro to do this...").
In the end, I found I could get paid for my displacement activity - exploiting my experience in using computers by acting as an interpreter between those who write the software and those who use it - but not for my novels/screenplays/polemics.
But with the Web, various projects began to converge with the "day-job", enabling me to indulge in the kind of writing I enjoy. I hope you will enjoy reading it.
From Watford Gap to Camelot
- A leisurely journey down an ordinary English road, with eyes, ears and mind open - with a gallery of Thumbnail images, leading to larger pictures.
I write songs, too. At one time, I had a little band (called "The People", would you believe?). It's from music that I get my on-line "handle" - Strum|
Now I'm presenting some of my songs - for singers, musicians, publishers, producers - whoever may be able to put them to use. I've replaced the band with MIDI electronics - far fewer arguments.
There are words and (MP3) music at
The Webbery & Nettery section offers advice to businesses contemplating using the Internet and the Web.
My CV - Modesty almost forbids me...
Links to other interesting sites.
There's also a complete Table of Contents for the whole web-site
Mail me with comments, suggestions, corrections or money.