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five days five quotes challenge – #3

The way to describe a first and last sentence in a piece of writing is just.too much!!
Again, in awe to Patt Thomson and her magnificent advise. I am getting there!

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So far so good with the quotations then. This one may seem bitdifferent at first – but then maybe you are starting to see a bit of a theme in my choices...

First sentences are promissory notes. Whether they foreshadowplot, sketch in character, establish mood, or jump-start arguments, the road ahead of them stretches invitingly and all things are, at least for the moment, possible. Last sentences are more contained in their possibilities. They can sum up, refuse to sum up, change the subject, leave you satisfied, leave you wanting more, put everything into perspective, or explode perspectives. They do have one advantage: they become the heirs of the interest that isgenerated by everything that precedes them; they don’t have to start the engine, all they have to do is shut it down. This means they often come across as elegiac: the reader is leaving something he or she…

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Write + flourish by Tara Gray

 

Excellent advice to start writing 🙂 The tittle is revealing and I think it is so true. We do flourish writing!

#AcWriSummer: Week 2 – Abstract Writing & Selecting a Journal

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Last week, I shared how we were setting up an #AcWriSummer accountability group. Well, it happened. Thanks to Patrice, Catherine, & Caroline who are joining me on this 8-week #AcWri adventure as we go through the workbook created by Wendy Laura Belcher: Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks. Also, much thanks to Wendy, who shared her syllabi, as we work through our “short course” this summer. Here’s what our #AcWriSummer 2016 Plan looks like for the next few weeks:

  • 6th June WEEK 1: Chapter 1: Designing your plan for writing => Ideas for article; barriers; planning this short course
  • 13th June WEEK 2: Chapter 2 & 4: Abstract writing & Selecting a Journal
  • 20th June WEEK 3: Chapter 5: Reviewing the literature => (Reflections on) Lit review
  • 27th June WEEK 4: Chapter 3 & 6: Advancing argument &…

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Writing! Writing! Only doing it I can improve

I will start tomorrow a summer challenge #AcWriSummer, aimed at improving my writing skills and to practice, coached by others, to stick to a writing schedule. Although I am a hard worker it is difficult for me to stick to a schedule. I tend to be driven by deadlines although I start to produce ideas and collect material at the beginning of any writing or research challenge, the engine starts producing very near of the deadline leaving little room and time for editing and revising, a fundamental part of writing.

We are going to use the book How to write an article in 12 weeks written by Wendy Belcher. I started to do some research about the book and I found a podcast with @WendyLBelcher on writing productivity.