TC Myths

All technical communication myths in place.

Writing takes a lot of time

Writing always seems to take longer than expected, hoped, or desired.


This myth is likely the result of a lack of familiarity with how much effort a writing assignment requires or a desire for a writing assignment to be completed in less time than is practical.

Blake (5 Writing Myths Debunked) describes the perception that people have of a writer being “someone who locks himself in his room and does nothing but work on his next book.”

Counter myths

Survival tips

  • Frequent stakeholder communication and progress reports can help minimize the misunderstandings that create or reinforce this notion.



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