Wednesday, December 02, 2009

get writing!

Jonathan Mayhew has just launched a new blog, "Stupid Motivational Tricks," devoted to the business of academic writing – and the most basic & most difficult part of it, getting it done. Okay, there's not much there yet; but if the wealth of sensible tips available on Mayhew's other blog, Bemsha Swing, under the label "scholarly writing" is any indication, this will be an important resource. I know JM's lit a fire under my bottom more times than I can remember.

(This post is of special relevance to some of my grad students: you know who you are!)

4 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

nice to met your blog !!

Archambeau said...

I always thought that the cool thing of the whole academic trip -- especially after tenure -- was never having to write anything you didn't want to write, or at any time when you didn't want to write. There is a pretty serious possibility that I just don't get it.

Bob

E. M. Selinger said...

Mark, I can't tell you how helpful I'm finding this (and the other Mayhew blog). Might be just the kick in the pants I need to start getting things done again, or at least written.

Vance Maverick said...

Bob, it's possible you've never found it difficult to write something you wanted to write; and if so, hats off.