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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