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A tinted blue photo of a computer keyboard in close-up This part of my site houses articles and resources aimed at journalists and editors.

In compiling it, I've drawn upon my own experience writing for business, technology and consumer magazines, both in-house and freelance. I've also written books (both nonfiction and fiction), edited publications and taken photographs for publication.

I hope that these articles will be useful to other writers, whether they're just starting out in their career as a journalist, or whether they're looking to experiment with new types of writing or approaches to book promotion.

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Books by Sean McManus

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Learn to program with the Scratch programming language, widely used in schools and colleges.

Set up your Pi, master Linux, learn Scratch and Python, and create your own electronics projects.

Coder Academy

Coder Academy

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Learn to make games and other programs in Scratch 2.0, and make a web page in HTML, with this highly interactive book for 7-10 year olds.

Discover how to make 3D games, create mazes, build a drum machine, make a game with cartoon animals and more!

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Interested in starting home recording? Follow me as I start recording, using instruments such as the Novation MiniNova and Korg Kaossilator, and share my synth and sample-based music online.

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10-block demos for Scratch programming

Lots of people of all ages are learning to program with Scratch. Discover some useful tricks and techniques in my 10-block Scratch demos, including special effects you can drop into your games.

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Download a free case for your Raspberry Pi, and free chapters from my books about the Raspberry Pi, Scratch, web design and more!

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