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The Resource Air & light & time & space : how successful academics write, Helen Sword

Air & light & time & space : how successful academics write, Helen Sword

Label
Air & light & time & space : how successful academics write
Title
Air & light & time & space
Title remainder
how successful academics write
Statement of responsibility
Helen Sword
Title variation
Air and light and time and space
Title variation remainder
how successful academics write
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment. Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE," she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.--
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Sword, Helen
Dewey number
808.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P301.5.A27
LC item number
S94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Academic writing
  • College teachers as authors
Label
Air & light & time & space : how successful academics write, Helen Sword
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223122209985
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The house of writing -- Introduction: Building the BASE -- Part I. Behavioral habits: Finding time to write -- The power of place -- Rhythms and rituals -- Part II. Artisanal habits: Learning to write -- The craft of writing -- The other tongue -- Part III. Social habits: Writing for others -- Writing with others -- Writing among others -- Part IV. Emotional habits: The pleasure principle -- Risk and resilience -- Metaphors to write by -- Conclusion: Raising the roof -- Afterword: Beyond the house of writing
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780674737709
Lccn
2016041937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959552314
Label
Air & light & time & space : how successful academics write, Helen Sword
Publication
Bar code
31223122209985
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The house of writing -- Introduction: Building the BASE -- Part I. Behavioral habits: Finding time to write -- The power of place -- Rhythms and rituals -- Part II. Artisanal habits: Learning to write -- The craft of writing -- The other tongue -- Part III. Social habits: Writing for others -- Writing with others -- Writing among others -- Part IV. Emotional habits: The pleasure principle -- Risk and resilience -- Metaphors to write by -- Conclusion: Raising the roof -- Afterword: Beyond the house of writing
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780674737709
Lccn
2016041937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959552314

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