Category Archives: pomodoro

a first draft in five minutes a day?

This is a brief post. It’s a brief post about a brief strategy which helps you to get started on writing that feels a bit – well – a bit boring. It’s the five minutes a day strategy. Boring? Yes … Continue reading

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the limits of writing advice

There’s a lot of understanding now about writing. There didn’t used to be. But over the last couple of decades there’s been a lot more talk and writing about academic writing. I see a lot of writing advice around on social … Continue reading

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why you should start an academic writing group

This is a guest post by Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, a final year PhD researcher from the University of St Andrews. It might be a little weird, but I like to read about the process of writing. Sometimes this might be procrastination, … Continue reading

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