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Academic Writing Trouble comes out in time for Christmas (fingers crossed)

So things have been quiet over here on the blog, not because I haven’t been thinking and writing about support for doctoral research, but because I’ve been working on a new and glorious book with Inger Mewburn (Dr Thesis Whisperer herself) and Shaun Lehmann. If you’d like to know more about the book before it’s published, you can sign up for our writing trouble mailing list.

We got the book into the publisher, on deadline and our editor said it was the ‘most beautifully presented manuscript’ she’d ever seen. In two weeks it was into production and we are now just awaiting copy edits!

I’ve been blogging about the book over on the Thesis Whisperer:

I’ve also been blogging over at the RED Alert blog, as part of my role at La Trobe’s Research Education and Development team:

I’ve just published an article on my ‘real’ academic research, about cultural history, literature and music: Martin Luther’s ‘Mighty Fortress’, which joins a book chapter that came out at the beginning of the year on Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos and the “Sequence of the Musical Phrase” (which was such a saga I will do a whole blog post on it!)

I’ve also written lots and lots of draft blog posts, but not taken the time to make them publishable. (It usually takes me more time to get the post into a decent format, edited and polished up, than to write the first draft.) I’m going to get them into production soon and start publishing them!

How’s your writing going?

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