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I'm LJ Sinclair, and I'm a writer

Sounds like the opening spiel to an addiction confession, doesn't it? And in my case, there's some truth to that. I get quite twitchy if I go too long between arranging words in a pleasing order. And there's no twelve-step programme for this kind of addiction, let me tell you.

The right word, in the right place, at the right time

That's the one-line summary for marketing purposes, which will allegedly make people's eyes light up and their wallets open.

Now, anyone can choose their words and type them in a word processor or in an email or on Twitter or Facebook. And I'd say this is the reason the world is in such a mess right now.

A qualified and experienced writer can help you avoid the pitfalls of communication, so you can clearly communicate in a respectful and engaging manner (and by engaging I don't mean ALL CAPS, FLASHING IMAGES or impossible to avoid popups).

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But why isn't it pretty?

Simple really: I've decided to host the whole thing with GitHub.

But deeper than that, I'm a writer not a designer.

I've built sites with straight HTML/CSS, PHP, Wordpress, Jekyll and Zola. And in the majority of cases, I spend more time trying to hack the themes to do something useful than doing what I'm good at.

I'd rather leave design to the professionals.

And there's a hidden benefit to you, dear visitor: you can see the writing for what it is, not distracted by flashy graphics, colours and javascript jiggery-pokery.

But if you want a designer, I can definitely recommend Manita Johnson

Currently working on

Working on Description
Chapter 27 Book sitting at 71k words, with perhaps 2 chapters remaining. This is from a standing start in March 2021 (plus 10 years of false starts and alternate storylines
The wiki Knowledgebase for useful fixes, information and workarounds I've discovered over the years
Second cup of chai Will be in the microwave presently
Zendesk engineering docs dogfooding their own Help Center tool for engineering documentation.

On hold but returning at some point

Project name Description Dependencies
Book2 Collect ideas for book 2, and build a structure Completion of book 1
Merge Dreamhost accounts Move remaining sites from account A to account B, then shut down account A Agreement on account B
Clean up DH account leftovers Leftover sites, databases and users from sites that have been retired or moved to other hosting Finalize list of stuff to clean up
Shift useful content from old website to Wiki As it says on the box; find reusable, useful content in the old projectgotheek repo and insert into the Wiki. Then retire the original site and content

Past projects

Project name Description Tools Finish date docs Tutorial/help system for the security product Jekyll, GitLab July 2021
uEducateUs website Copywriting and website for the uEducateUs product Jekyll, BitBucket Jan 2021
uEducateUs knowledgebase KB for the uEducateUs product Confluence Jan 2021
AAWP website Restore site after catastrophic failure, document issues, recommend solutions and help implement solutions Wordpress 2021

Popular repositories

  1. Public facing github pages website pour moi

18 contributions in the last year

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Contribution activity

July 2022

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