Tag Archives: time

starting the PhD – setting up your routine

At the start of the PhD you need to sort out how you will accomplish the necessary reading, and the writing that relates to the reading. You may have to write a much larger PhD proposal than the one that … Continue reading

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it’s writing time

If you are a student of English literature then you will be very familiar with the paratext and the hypotext. A hypotext is an early text that serves as a source for a later one. Homer’s Odyssey was the hypotext … Continue reading

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the christmas list

I like a good list. I like the order of it, the sense of things to get done and cross off. I woke up early this morning knowing that I had to make a list because it’s nearly Christmas, the … Continue reading

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finding the time to blog

How do you get time to blog and tweet? This is a question I get asked a lot, as I’m sure other academic bloggers do too. The question is often accompanied by some kind of unspoken criticism. It’s as if … Continue reading

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time – can you ever really manage it?

A little while back, patter and thesis whisperer, inger mewburn, co-wrote a post on writing which we wanted to ‘simulcast’ on each of our blogs. Writing this first post was surprisingly easy given all the technology at our disposal. We … Continue reading

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finding the right writing time/place

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it, the rest of me is on the draining board. This is how Dodie Smith began I capture the castle, a journal-style novel about a teenager … Continue reading

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