When I say “You can write during term time”, I don’t mean you can write for an hour or more a day. A privileged few have the teaching and service load that makes that possible. Most people would find that a challenge. Similarly blocking off a whole day every week for research/writing is challenging … [Read more...] about How much writing can you do in term time?
Short writing periods regularly don't work for everybody. @jovanevery thank god. Every time I see someone tweet that I think why doesn't it work for me. I write 6 hours straight. Can't do short. — M.M. (@ProfessMoravec) March 7, 2013 Or Tony's comment on my Pomodoro technique post in which he … [Read more...] about Be careful how you use the term “binge writing”
This little Italian tomato has been popping up in my tweet-stream, blog comments, blog posts I read, and other places around the Internet. It looks like a really cool technique. (There is a video on that site that explains the basics.) Lots of people are using it and getting good results. So … [Read more...] about Why I don’t recommend the Pomodoro technique
Where do you start in your quest to keep your research active during the fall and winter? Start small. Could you find 15-30 minutes every weekday to devote to research? I bet you could. That's not a lot of time. Research has shown that even that small amount of time, used well, can make a big … [Read more...] about 15 minutes a day