Another excerpt from The Scholarly Writing Process (Short Guide #1). This is the conclusion. I have argued that scholarly writing is more than merely the production of specific publications. The term “writing” refers to both the process of translating ideas in our heads into words on a page … [Read more...]
Developing a Practice: Writing
It isn't enough to think good thoughts. And getting them down on paper is harder than it sounds. You need a regular writing practice. These posts help you figure that out.
I’ve written before about how to write an abstract for something you haven’t written yet and how to write an abstract for a finished piece. Both of these situations are usually responding to some external need: a call for papers, or a requirement of the journal or book publisher. In those other … [Read more...]
I've been working on a series of Short Guides and the first one is now available. Designed to refer to whenever you get stuck, The Scholarly Writing Process (Short Guide 1) breaks down the scholarly writing process into stages and provides both a description of that stage and writing prompts to help … [Read more...]
Today is the publication date of the first in a series of Short Guides: The Scholarly Writing Process. It seems appropriate to tell you a bit about my own writing process and how this particular guide came to be. Beginnings Last spring I read a review of Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic in Open Letters … [Read more...]
Inspired by a conversation on Twitter: I’m sure @ProfessMoravec is not alone. In fact on the same day another friend shared something similar on Facebook, about that stage of the writing process where you go back to the abstract you submitted to see how different the article you wrote really … [Read more...]