Writing

If you have been following this blog then you will know that I am no technological luddite, with many of the most viewed posts dealing with Zotero, Scrivener and other computer based writing management software. However, recently things have been changing, although perhaps not for the reasons that first come…

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Zotero++ Addons and Extensions

For a while now I have had some minor annoyances with Zotero and how it integrates with Scrivener. A lot of it has to do with needing to use Word for the final output stage as the RTFScan in Zotero gives you very few other options. One of the problems…

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It’s All About the Style – Writing Well

Style or substance, which one is more important? While our last Friday post dealt with the process of writing—how to stimulate those word juices flowing in your head—this post looks at the style of those words. Now style is a very personal thing, and it is entirely likely that your…

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How to Write a Lot – The Writing Task

We often consider writing an arduous task, bemoaning things such as writers block, or looming deadlines; and the writing requirement of academia usually won’t alleviate this. However, it doesn’t have to be this way, the seemingly sheer cliff face of a writing task can be scaled, and often with relative ease….

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Another Chapter Done

I know I haven’t posted a Wordle for a while, but today I thought I would resurrect the practice. I submitted my major project/thesis for my M.Div/G.D.Theol today (in triplicate). In many ways this feels like the stepping stone that my ‘honours’ thesis was so many years ago (in quotes…

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Academic writing, Jazz, Plagiarism and Improv. You might be wondering at what these concepts have in common, and why they should be written about in a single article. Well last week I had the opportunity to attend a network meeting-come-book launch-come-philosophy lecture by Bruce Ellis Benson talking about his new-ish…

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