Newsroom

My New Gig: Tech Columnist At Newsroom

I'm pleased to announce my role as Tech Columnist at Newsroom, a soon to be launched news and current affairs website. Full details in the press release below. See also Newsroom's announcement. *** February 22, 2017 - Newsroom is pleased to announce that Richard MacManus, the founder of ReadWriteWeb, will be Newsroom's Technology columnist. MacManus launched…

Writer’s Log, 7/3/14: Publishing Contract Signed

An update on my book writing activities. As you all know, I completed my first book, about self-tracking, at the end of 2013. Today I signed a publishing contract for that book. It's with Bateman Publishing, one of New Zealand's top indie publishers. Just remember that last year's Man Booker Prize winner was published by…

Writer’s Log, 22/8/13: Over 50k Words

This morning I completed the ninth draft chapter of my book, on the topic of consumer health technology. I've now written 55,000 words, so I'm roughly 3/4 of the way there. I'm really pleased with the progress I've made since my previous Writer's Log at the end of June. My goal at that point was…

Writer’s Log, 28/6/13: Half Year Report

We're halfway through 2013, so it's a good time to update you all on my book project. My book is about how Internet technology is revolutionizing the health and wellness industries, by empowering you - the consumer - to take control of your day to day health. I've had fun researching and writing it. I've…

Writer’s Log, 12/4/13: 20,000 Words

I just went past the 20,000 words mark in my book. It took me about 3 weeks to write the first 10,000 words, but just over half that (8 working days) for the second 10,000. And yes, I am tracking my daily book progress too, amongst all the other self-tracking I’m doing! I’ve now written…

Writer’s Log, 28/3/13: My First 10,000 Words

Today I reached the 10,000 words mark in my book. 10,335 words, to be exact. I’ve finished the first draft of one chapter and am about 75-80% of the way through a second. I actually started the latter chapter first, but I’m waiting on some extra information from the company I’m writing about. So I moved…