Students who don’t speak English as their first language are often very worried about writing an 80-100,000 word thesis. And … More
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.
In 2013, I wrote one of my most significant early posts on this blog, The Perfect Sentence Vortex and How … More
I’ve addressed some of these questions before, particularly in Building your thesis on the corpses of your enemies and in my … More
While I’m writing the book, I’m surrounded by some of my favourite texts about writing. None of them have all … More
Yes, this is another metaphor about writing. Let’s see if it goes somewhere useful.
Writing concisely is a great skill–useful for 200-word conference abstracts, 7000-word articles, elegant emails and effective cover letters. Here are … More
I’ve often said in talking to candidates and students and researchers I work with, “You can’t over signpost”. But I’ve … More
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