By the time your academic writing is ready to be published, it’s a tough nut, a rose hip, a thick-skinned … More
There are no right answers here, but the true answer to the question ‘how many drafts should I expect to … More
On this blog, and in programs I’m involved in like Thesis Boot Camp and Shut Up and Write, we frequently … More
A doctorate propels you towards the real world of scholarship. You will be a teacher, a researcher, an author. This is not a test. No-one else knows the answer to this stuff, that’s why you are making ‘an original contribution to knowledge’.
Yay! Yay! Yay! Happy, glorious, wonderful day! So, I failed to do all the research. I didn’t feel like I’d … More
One of the joys of my job is being allowed to ask academics, ‘How do you write?’ The answer, often … More
You may have noticed by now that I am big on drafting. This weekend I was at Thesis Boot Camp … More
Last week, I talked about the writing cycle being a trap for perfectionists when applied to each sentence, but really useful … More