This page is a dumping ground for writing resources that I create for you, as well as for links to others' resources that I find especially valuable.
The Working Thesis Newsletter
For dispatches from the quest to develop the Story-Argument model, you can subscribe to the Working Thesis newsletter. Here are a few highlights from the newsletter/blog:
- How can we measure writing progress without counting "words produced" or "minutes spent writing"? [coming soon]
- Well-structured sentences: A technique for self-revision
- The pyramid of secondary sources
- Creating a writing strategy that plays to your strengths
Here’s a list of books and resources on academic writing that I admire and find myself often recommending to people. None of these are affiliate links; I'm just sharing with you what I find helpful. I'd love to hear your suggestions for what else I should read!
- Stylish Academic Writing and Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (Helen Sword)
- The Professor Is In (book) and Blog (Karen Kelsky)
- The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber)
- Write No Matter What (Joli Jensen)
- Becoming an Academic Writer (Patricia Goodson)
- Academic Writing for Graduate Students (John Swales and Christine Feak)
- Writing With Power (Peter Elbow)
- The Science of Scientific Writing (George Gopen)
- Explorations of Style (Blog by Rachael Cayley)
- Patter (Blog by Pam Thomsen)
- Tricks of the Trade: How to Think About Your Research While You're Doing It (Howard Becker)
- Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing (Robert Boice)
- Columns by Rachel Toor and Joli Jensen, among others
My Writings on Academic Entrepreneurship
If you're curious how I went from academia to entrepreneurship, and are considering bringing more entrepreneurialism into your life, you can check out my blog posts for The Professor Is In, where I offer tips and strategies for academics who want to create their own jobs.
Entrepreneurship has become a deep fascination of mine as I discover ever more parallels between academic and entrepreneurial work.