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Category Archives: acwrimo
Many people find it hard to start writing. One of the possible reasons is fear. Fear of what readers might think. Fear of being able to write stylishly enough. Fear that the writing won’t measure up to your own high … Continue reading
It might seem strange to be writing about reading during #AcWriMo. But I was reminded, at a recent writing retreat get-together, of the close and symbiotic relationship between writing and reading. One of our group had sent a draft paper … Continue reading
Remember remember the month of November Its #AcWriMo. It’s time to get shot Of the usual reason You use in this season For failing to write – and write quite a lot. Whether words or a book, by hook … Continue reading
It ‘s #acwrimo. The month where scholars make pledges – word targets are set, manuscript deadlines are made public and the writing retreats that were organised months ago finally happen. This year I seem to be part of the #acwrimo … Continue reading
Someone asked me the other day whether I thought ‘just write’ was a good idea. It is something that I support, although always with the caveat that it doesn’t work for everyone. I call this ‘writing along the way’ because … Continue reading
This is the sixth post about the literature review I am doing about academic blogging for a paper/project with Thesis Whisperer. I’m working to a short time frame, and using a three-stage approach – scoping, mapping and focusing in. I … Continue reading
This post is from Inger, Thesis Whisperer, about the process of researching academic blogs. Here she discusses making decisions about method, and provides a glimpse, via a link to her google doc, of actual data analysis happening in real time. … Continue reading