Category Archives: Writing

The Handbook of Academic Writing

If you are an academic, the chances are that your career development is defined by what you write. This simple fact is often the basis of a cynicism and hostility within the academic world. Despite the inevitable problems associated with how writing is … Continue reading

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Doctoral writing: Exercises for stylish writing

To what extent should those of us who support doctoral writing aim to help candidates to write succinctly, clearly and with a control that makes reading smooth and even pleasurable? I puzzle over that, aware of what a marathon writing … Continue reading

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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Creative Writing

The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer’s development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Writing and the Perfect Daily Routine

How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrieval cues. Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have … Continue reading

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Dispelling Popular Myths about Learning to Read and Write

Despite what many of us have been schooled to believe, in many cases learning is a result of the activity of learners; it is not necessarily a result of teaching. When it comes to reading and writing, it will come … Continue reading

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Citation Obsession? Get Over It!

Citation style remains the most arbitrary, formulaic, and prescriptive element of academic writing taught in American high schools and colleges. Now a sacred academic shibboleth, citation persists despite the incredibly high cost-benefit ratio of trying to teach students something they … Continue reading

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Not Relying On Copyright Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Make Money

There are lots of business models that seem to work quite well for people who can and do connect with their fans — and one of the best ways to connect is to get the actual writing out there and … Continue reading

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A statement on copyright

For centuries, people have enjoyed a shared pool of story, riffing with the same old themes, playing with each others’ work. After that and after my Walkman childhood came the Internet, and fun new worlds of mash-ups and sharing, open … Continue reading

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