On this blog, and in programs I’m involved in like Thesis Boot Camp and Shut Up and Write, we frequently … More
‘Binge writing’ is a common term, which I see used globally by people talking about why it’s better to write a small amount every day. But we need a more inclusive way to talk about intense and fulfilling writing time.
Of all the posts I wrote for this blog in the early days, ‘Generative Writing and #shutupandwrite‘ has dated the … More
On the one hand, much doctoral research is about careful analysis of what is already known, and exact, incremental, logical … More
Usually I keep my to-do lists as handwritten scrawls, as marginalia, as a schedule in my calendar, or I remember … More
While I’m writing the Writing Trouble book, I’m surrounded by some of my favourite texts about writing. None of them … More
One of the biggest challenges for PhD candidates, and any writer, is motivation. There is little external motivation beyond ‘getting … More
Yes, this is another metaphor about writing. Let’s see if it goes somewhere useful.
A couple of years ago, I had 4 jobs. I was teaching a Masters professional communication subject with 60 students; … More
I’ve been thinking a lot about productivity and efficiency recently. Reading yet more articles about startups working a 4 day … More