Tag Archives: writing

Good enough

I was asked this week how I write. Quickly, I said – in odd moments snatched whenever I can find them. I try not to think too much about what I’m writing – I scribble words on scraps of paper, … Continue reading

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Word limits

Busy days – holidays ending, a conference to prepare for. Not enough space to write. Still, I watch the conversations from the sidelines. Words constrain, words are constrained. How many words are pictures worth? Nick’s post inspires me. I try … Continue reading

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Dot dot dot

Mashing together two prompts today: Wendy’s post for #MoDigiWri and the Daily Create also for today. I visited the Dotsies site and grabbed the bookmarklet up to my tool bar, then headed over to Wendy’s blog and applied it, screen shot … Continue reading

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Authentic writing and academic voice

A meeting with my supervisors this week to discuss some of my work. A good meeting – they like my writing, they’re confident in my ability to finish writing up this PhD. Then Vic speaks. He tells me that he … Continue reading

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Why I write

I write because I’m happy I write because I’m angry I write because I’m sad I write because I care I write because I can I write because I can’t not I write because I’m human I write because I write

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Why I write

The Daily Create today asks for us to answer the question “Why I write”. So why do I write? I write because I am angry, I write because I am sad, I write to get my thoughts clear in my … Continue reading

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Meaning versus inspiring

I’ve been thinking again about Cath Ellis’s blog post encouraging #rhizo14 participants to read D&G in the original and wondering if it really matters what an original meant when they wrote something, or whether it’s what it inspires in others … Continue reading

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Rules for writing well

I’ve just finished Michael Billig’s book Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences and enjoyed it very much. The overall message of the book is that writers (he says social scientists, but I think this applies more widely … Continue reading

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Book Lists

I’m an inveterate list maker, oft in my head, sometimes on paper, and I have a new project. A friend posted a couple of pictures to my Facebook feed, one of a book bath, one of a library, and they’ve … Continue reading

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On Procrastination

I was in my garden yesterday planting flowers and generally avoiding doing any research on the grounds that the plants couldn’t wait (not true – they’d have been fine till the weekend).  I began to think about the ways in … Continue reading

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