Category Archives: office

writing home and away

I’m working away from my desk, as my out of office assistant puts it. But I’m still very much working. I’m writing out of place. I don’t have my usual working set up. And not just for a couple of … Continue reading

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a doctorate at a distance – take two

Thinking back on my own doctorate by distance I can see that there were some key things that helped in the process. Of course, what worked for me won’t necessarily work for you – we are different people, and there … Continue reading

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starting the phd? get organised now

Yes, I know nearly everyone says you need to get organised – but that’s because it really is true. Getting yourself well set up for the long haul will save time – and your sense of being in control – … 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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