Category Archives: academic writing

writing to be read aloud

Many years ago I spent a pleasant mid morning sitting in the sun being read to. The occasion was a writers’ festival in my home town of Adelaide, Australia and the reader was Louis de Bernières. He’d just completed his … Continue reading

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enough of the critique, at least some of the time? 

It’s holiday season. I’m away and having a tiny pause, a little reflect. Apologies to those of you who are seeking writing about writing. I sometimes do other things. Writing about writing will be back soon.  This week I’m musing.  … Continue reading

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an exercise in willpower

Willpower. The mysterious process you use to make yourself do something – or not, as the case may be. Chocolate? Not today thanks, I’ve got willpower. Oh go on then. I’ve got no will power when it comes to chocolate … Continue reading

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from conference paper to journal article – writing in small chunks

You may not always have the luxury of a block of time to revise your conference paper. Or you might choose to devote the big slab of writing time you do have, perhaps over summer, to a big new project. After all, having extended time … Continue reading

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conference paper to journal article – understanding and using the difference

If you’re converting a conference paper to a journal article then you need to have a clear idea of exactly what needs to be done. You need to know the difference between the two types of papers. Now, there are … Continue reading

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conference paper to journal article – getting over the hoarding habit

Perhaps you are one of those people who writes a conference paper and then sends it off almost immediately to a journal. But perhaps not. Maybe you have rather more conference papers stockpiled than you’d like – conference papers that never seem … Continue reading

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dear editor – is my paper right for your journal?

So you’ve finished your thesis and now have to publish from it. You’ve developed a publication plan and you know the papers that you want to write, papers that have a clear focus and something to say. Now you want … Continue reading

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