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Air & Light & Time & Space

How Successful Academics Write

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$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674737709

Publication Date: 04/17/2017


280 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

8 line illustrations, 1 table


  • Preface: The House of Writing
  • Introduction: Building the BASE
  • I. Behavioral Habits
    • 1. Finding Time to Write
    • 2. The Power of Place
    • 3. Rhythms and Rituals
  • II. Artisanal Habits
    • 4. Learning to Write
    • 5. The Craft of Writing
    • 6. The Other Tongue
  • III. Social Habits
    • 7. Writing for Others
    • 8. Writing with Others
    • 9. Writing among Others
  • IV. Emotional Habits
    • 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
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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