The Resource Air & Light & Time & Space : How Successful Academics Write, Helen Sword

Air & Light & Time & Space : How Successful Academics Write, Helen Sword

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Air & Light & Time & Space : How Successful Academics Write
Title
Air & Light & Time & Space
Title remainder
How Successful Academics Write
Statement of responsibility
Helen Sword
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new 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. So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the “air and light and time and space,” in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection? 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
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Sword, Helen
Government publication
other
LC call number
P301.5.A27
LC item number
S94 2017eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Academic writing
  • College teachers as authors
Target audience
specialized
Label
Air & Light & Time & Space : How Successful Academics Write, Helen Sword
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Rhythms and Rituals
  • PART TWO: ARTISANAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 4. Learning to Write
  • 5. The Craft of Writing
  • 6. The Other Tongue
  • PART THREE: SOCIAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 7. Writing for Others
  • 7. Writing with Others
  • Frontmatter
  • 7. Writing among Others
  • PART FOUR: EMOTIONAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 10. The Pleasure Principle
  • 11. Risk and Resilience
  • 12. Metaphors to Write By
  • Conclusion: Raising the Roof
  • Afterword: Beyond the House of Writing
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Contents
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Preface: The House of Writing
  • Introduction: Building the BASE
  • PART ONE: BEHAVIORAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 1. Finding Time to Write
  • 2. The Power of Place
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674977617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674977617
Other physical details
8 line illustrations, 1 table
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)487045
  • (DE-B1597)9780674977617
Label
Air & Light & Time & Space : How Successful Academics Write, Helen Sword
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Rhythms and Rituals
  • PART TWO: ARTISANAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 4. Learning to Write
  • 5. The Craft of Writing
  • 6. The Other Tongue
  • PART THREE: SOCIAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 7. Writing for Others
  • 7. Writing with Others
  • Frontmatter
  • 7. Writing among Others
  • PART FOUR: EMOTIONAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 10. The Pleasure Principle
  • 11. Risk and Resilience
  • 12. Metaphors to Write By
  • Conclusion: Raising the Roof
  • Afterword: Beyond the House of Writing
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Contents
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Preface: The House of Writing
  • Introduction: Building the BASE
  • PART ONE: BEHAVIORAL HABITS
  • Introduction
  • 1. Finding Time to Write
  • 2. The Power of Place
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674977617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674977617
Other physical details
8 line illustrations, 1 table
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)487045
  • (DE-B1597)9780674977617

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