Category Archives: writing and thinking

writing more than one thing at the same time – part three, managing

Writing several things at once is often called multi-tasking. This is a term I try to avoid, as it focuses on an action – ‘tasking’. Tasking has two problems – first of all, it doesn’t really highlight the thinking involved … Continue reading

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voice and thinkingwriting

You have probably heard, or read, that writing is thinking. But what does writing is thinking really mean? Anything? Nothing? Well, it doesn’t mean that you have to write in order to think, because of course you can think without writing. … Continue reading

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writing and thinking

There’s been a bit of debate recently about writing and thinking, and whether it’s desirable or actually even possible to write without thinking; see the consolidated posts by Thomas Basbøll and Rachel Cayley here. This debate made me think about … Continue reading

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