Thanks to Anuja Cabraal who asked this question! It’s about 2,500 words of answer, so this is absolutely a Definitive … More
All of this works because we start doing the work. By not delaying the real work through endless reading and procrastination, we start working towards our end goal, in ways that actually contribute to our goals. That is, we start making words on the page that can be added to and refined until you have enough good enough words to submit a passable PhD thesis.
But I’m just submitting my third book manuscript in a year (not to mention a book chapter, two commissioned poems, a book review, some peer reviews, and a short non-fiction piece that I also submitted in the last 12 months). So it’s not that I’m excluded from super-productivity, it’s that I’m benefiting from it and succeeding at it and I’m concerned by it.
So Inger, Shaun and I have just finished another book. This one is called Level Up your Essays for undergraduate writers, and … More
Western logical structures, which developed from the Ancient Greeks and were then developed by the Church Fathers and Enlightenment philosophers, … More
Last week, I headed up to Canberra to hang out with my How to Fix your Academic Writing Trouble co-authors and hold … More
A couple of people in my wider circle have recently asked me about how to get started on a PhD … More
There is a stage at the end of a major project, like sending off a book or a thesis, where … More
You know how it is. You’ve been working on an article forever, but it just isn’t working. You need to … More
I’ve been doing a bit of a deep dive into stuff I know about writing because of my English Literature … More