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Category Archives: acwrimo
Are long sentences always bad? #AcWriMo
Academic writing is often characterised as a load of long sentences packed full of complex ideas. It’s not surprising then that you often read and hear advice that says you can help readers make sense of your text by making … Continue reading
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not writing as usual #AcWriMo
A lot of writing advice focuses on how to be more productive. Write more. Write fast. Write often. Write regularly. Write better. Do we really need this? Well, probably. Writing is important for getting a job, getting a promotion, getting … Continue reading
Posted in acwrimo, experiment, pleasure Tagged academic writing, acwrimo, creative writing, experiment, Pat Thomson, pleasure Leave a comment
Ten quick ideas for refreshing your writing #AcWriMo
It’s nearly November. And that means its AcWriMo. Academic Writing Month. The idea of Acwrimo is to use the month of November to make major headway on a big writing project. Or to kick start a writing project. Or to … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, acwrimo, creative writing Tagged academic writing, acwrimo, creative writing, Pat Thomson 1 Comment
writing – pleasure and/or satisfaction?
As AcWriMo 2021 finishes off, so am I. The self-imposed discipline of producing the first draft of a short book ( 50k words) in a month is just about over. I began the month with 14k words in hand and … Continue reading
Posted in acwrimo, pleasure, process v product, satisfaction Tagged academic writing, AcWriMo2021, Pat Thomson, pleasure, product v process, satisfaction 3 Comments
#AcWriMo2020 goals rebooted
At this past the middling point in #Acwrimo2020, it’s good to pause and think about what you have achieved so far. If you have managed to get some writing done most days, then it is worth giving yourself a metaphorical … Continue reading
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seven prompts for writing with literatures – #startingthePhD
if you have just started your doctorate, then your supervisor has no doubt asked you to read, and read a lot. By now, you probably have quite a few texts entered in your bibliographic software. You can start to write … Continue reading
ten ways to beat the fear of writing
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
reading! you’re meant to be writing
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
Posted in academic writing, acwrimo, Browzine, reading Tagged acwrimo, Browzine, Pat Thomson, reading, writing 3 Comments
it’s that month again…
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
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a year of writing dangerously – #acwrimo redux
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