Writing Adivce from Three Authors

“Don’t write like a suburb.”
that might be one of the most outstanding things I’ve heard in awhile. And I’m afraid I am guilty of writing like a suburb.
Full of good advice with first draft of the dissertation just around the corner.

Drops of Experience

Today is now the half way point for Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo). For the occasion I have compiled three older blog posts with advice for writing.

The first bits of advice come from author Henry Miller. Between 1932-33 he wrote eleven commandments that described his working schedule. My favourite is:

10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.

You can find the post on it here.

The second author I previously posted on was science-fiction writer and digital activist Cory Doctorow. There is a link to an interview he gives about the process of writing. I like this tip he gives:

Write even when you feel like it’s shit. You can’t tell what’s good and what’s bad while you’re writing it. Don’t ever rewrite until the whole thing is done. Once you start thinking about what you’re writing, you lose the ability to…

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