Writing Process Reengineering
Tuesday, October 10, 12:35 – 15:35, Solbjerg Plads, SPs13. [Click here to register]
Over the years, I have helped countless scholars become more productive and more effective writers, while fostering continuous improvement. From day to day, and week to week, you want to work in a way that both clarifies your thinking and improves your style. My seminars provide an introduction to a way of doing this and an overview of the ways I might be of help to you while you’re writing your dissertation and journal articles.
My approach focuses on the composition of individual paragraphs during what I call “writing moments”. A healthy writing process is simply a series of such moments, each of which reliably produces a unit of scholarly prose. Organizing your writing process over a number of weeks, and managing it from day to day, is now, like so many other things, just a matter of planning and execution. I have found that, while most scholars understand this in the case of other work tasks (including their research and teaching activities), it sometimes takes a shift of perspective to think in practical terms about their writing. My seminar will give you the tools you need to establish this perspective and carry it through.
Every Thursday, from 14:00 to 16:00 throughout the semester, Thomas hosts a small informal workshop. This is an opportunity to work through issues raised on this blog in practice, whether of writing or research, or anything else that interests you about the craft of scholarship. The Workshop is open to all researchers at CBS, including PhD students. Participants must sign up in advance in our Course Calendar.