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‘Taking the pins out’: removing extra signposting in the final edit

Draft chapters include a lot of ‘pins’–phrases that help us keep the chapters connected to one another and to our main argument while we are still constructing the book. ‘As we argued in the previous section’ or ‘see Chapter 2 for more on this’ are pins that hold different parts of the book together. But in the final version, you only need to signpost if your writing is changing direction or coming to a stop. Then it’s time to take the pins out.

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Writing ‘tics’

You may have noticed by now that I am big on drafting.  This weekend I was at Thesis Boot Camp run by @MelbSchGradRes and @PGEMElbourne;

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