Merry Christmas

I will be taking the rest of the year off from writing. Over Christmas, I’ll do some thinking about how to start up the new year. I think I might do some private experiments with Andrew Shields’ “111 words” exercise, a challenge that was recently taken up by Jonathan Mayhew. I don’t expect much of myself in January, but starting in early February I’ll be putting in eight solid weeks on the book again, driven along by the Craft of Research Series, which I have just announced the dates for: starting January 31, it will run every Wednesday evening. As always, I’ll begin with a general introduction to how to write a research paper, then get into some specifics (reviewing the literature, writing the theory, methods, and analysis sections) and then, in early March, take a broader view again and look at the structure of a paper. After focusing on the remaining major sections of the paper (background and discussion), it’ll be Easter. I’ll then take a one-week break.

2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. I’ve been behind on reading blogs and other feeds on Feedly, so I’ve only just read your posts about the book project.

    When you have a complete draft, I’d be happy to read and comment on it, if you like!

    I’m teaching the “111 Words a Day” course again this spring, from the end of February to the beginning of June. I’m on a short end-of-term break from my own daily texts, but I’ll take them up again in the next few days.

    Take care, Merry Christmas, and Happy New year!

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