For the Love of Writing

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Marybeth Gasman observes in “For the Love of Writing” that summer is a season for many faculty members to conduct scholarship and produce manuscripts, free from the demands of teaching and committees.

Gasman discusses her own behaviors conducive of productivity:

  1. Constantly reading and absorbing new ideas and information.
  2. Dedicating large blocks of time to writing.
  3. Seeking external accountability (telling friends and colleagues what she is working on, setting hard deadlines with collaborators on projects).
  4. Taking breaks from writing.
  5. Always having several projects in various stages of development.
  6. Writing about topics that engage her passions.
  7. Writing almost daily.

I hope your summer is productive and restorative.

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