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Academic writing: making (some) sense of a complex 'practice of mystery'

This is a second post linked to my own insights about academic writing at postgraduate and postdoctoral level, gleaned from working with a range of student and early career writers over the last few years. 1,353 more words

Writing Process

Scaffolding your story

It’s five o’clock in the morning and already I’m sitting at my desk, drinking my almond-cinammon cappuccino that I’ve learned to master myself ready for another day of work. 433 more words


writinglessons: The Good Fight

I spent a few days watching episodes of The Good Fight with my cousin recently. She’s pregnant and the baby had her sleep cycle on ridiculous, so scripted tv programs were a perfect way to bide the time. 638 more words


Shopping for second hand books is an adventure. You never know what is under the dust. Some preloved treasure that will find a place in your heart, or, not to go all romantic, maybe the book you pick up was much despised. 306 more words

Ten Times To Totally Write For Free (& A Million Not To)

Everyone knows I am a #NoFreeWriting Ambassador. I believe you should get paid for your work, your intellectual property, your blood and tears. It took a while for me to navigate the literary landscape and arrive at my current position. 1,372 more words


Breaking the Blank Page

A lot of writers, both pro and just starting out, really struggle with the horror of the blank page. It’s the pressure of the enormous potential staring back at you. 220 more words