more on accountability: Rachael Cayley, productivity, ethics, and hard work

“You don’t need accountability” generated some interesting conversation. I want to say “on Twitter” but this isn’t really a conversation you can have in 140 characters. A couple of people I engage with on Twitter, who also write about writing and how to do it, have either written or shared related pieces. My goal for this blog […]

more on accountability: Pat Thomson, targets, and writing practice

“You don’t need accountability” generated some interesting conversation. I want to say “on Twitter” but this isn’t really a conversation you can have in 140 characters. A couple of people I engage with on Twitter, who also write about writing and how to do it, have either written or shared related pieces. My goal for this blog […]

On valuing your work

I recently came across a blog post by an artist that resonated with things I know academics also experience. I’d like to share it with you with a few comments. The post is Artist’s Statement — Part Two at The Pale Rook. In it the author talks about her own recent experience of being mentored […]

You don’t need accountability

Why do you want an accountability partner/coach/whatever for writing? The things you most dislike about your job, and that you would not do if an external body did not require them, have accountability to that external body built in. You do your grading. You do it by the institutional deadline. You set aside important work […]