Barry Fellner

Ghostwriter, Technical Writer, Writer

Writing Down the Wisdom of the Ages

I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that land known for its 10,000 lakes and mountains of snow. As a teenager, I developed a passion for computer programming but was convinced by my elders that I needed a nice stable education that I could count on for a real profession. I chose accounting, but as it turns out, programming chose me. My very first accounting job led to my very first programming job, and the rest of my 46-year career in programming is, as they say, history. And it really is history since I retired.
Retirement has allowed my inner writer to step up and take the mantle. Writing has always been a secondary passion, and has proved both useful and fulfilling in several areas. I have written countless User Guides and Documentation Books as a programmer, but I have also written self study guides for both adults and children. I have created and taught classes in Personal Finance, Relationships, and Grief Recovery. I have written funny family articles as well as guides to dealing with some of the darker sides of human interaction. And I am ready for more.
Content Types
Article, Product Description, Presentation, Case Study, Whitepaper, Website Copy, Press Release, Blog Post, Ad/Promotional Copy
More Information
Mankato Commercial College, Senior Accounting
Montgomery-Lonsdale High School, Diploma
Columbus, OH, USA|English

Published Content

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Second Chances.pdf

This is a class for couples where at least one member is in a second marriage relationship. This covers the relationship itself, plus some instructions on blending a family. This class has been presented several times, and is now being considered for inclusion in a nationally known series of classes offered by Marriage Dynamics Institute of Tennessee.

October 6th, 2005
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This was an entry in the 2019 Owl Canyon Hackathon. The rules are to create a story using two provided paragraphs. The first one as given, plus a selection from two possible paragraphs in the middle of the story. Owl Canyon as not yet announced winners in this event.

November 17th, 2018
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Eldorado Days.pdf

This was a contest entry for the 2018 Owl Canyon Hackathon. The rules were to write a story using the first and last paragraphs provided. The finished story must be 50 paragraphs total, and each paragraph must be a minimum of 40 words, with no dialogue. This was not the winning entry, but it did receive high praise.

June 25th, 2018
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MawMaw's House.pdf

This was a contest entry involving ideas to get middle school students to read more about history. While the entry did not win, it demanded enough attention that it is now being converted into a Student Writer web site. This document is the core, and the three example "doors" explain different point is history. Once the web site is up and available to middle school teachers, classes (or individual students) will be encouraged to submit stories for more "doors".

January 31st, 2017
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Answered Prayers.pdf

This is an article on the power of prayer. It is currently under consideration for an upcoming edition of "Chicken Soup for the Soul".

January 17th, 2019
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This was a training class offered to the sales team of a computer consulting business. This gave the sales team a working knowledge base of mainframe computer history, technology, and terminology. Sales improved as the team became better at understanding their clients and the needs they expressed. It also helped client managers select the right consultants for assignments.

July 20th, 2006
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