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September 30, 2009

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Excuse my silence as of late.  This is my thesis writing semester, and my posts will be, at best, erratic.  I have to catch my writing waves when I can, but channel them all towards finishing this project.  However, I thought I’d share a glimpse of what my work space (aka the kitchen table) looks like.  I am not, as you can see, meticulous about my work space, but there is a system, of sorts, in that tangle.  And out of it will emerge, someday soon I hope, a completed project.

And just for fun, here is some book and writing related links.  These will have a limited appeal, I’m sure, but now you know what this literature major thinks is interesting.

Gendered Punctuation?:

http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2008/08/21/girly_semicolon/

Interesting post on books in public:

http://subwaybookclub.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/book-as-accessory/

Interesting poetry/art using text to begin (thanks for fb’ing this Mari!) :  http://www.20×200.com/art/2009/09/how-it-works.html

John Clare (focus of my thesis) on grammar–this is how I knew he was my guy!:

http://books.google.com/books?id=v2LoYUyucHoC&pg=PA481&dq=john+clare+grammar&ei=Kc3DSq-iMInokASGh-SgAw#v=onepage&q=john%20clare%20grammar&f=false

A favorite academic article on academic writing: A Kind Word for Bullshit.  Now how is that for a scholarly title!:

http://writing2.richmond.edu/training/383/383restricted/bullshit.pdf

A great article on writing non-obtuse academic pieces:

http://chronicle.com/article/Prune-That-Prose/48273/

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2009 3:10 pm

    Great links (but I’m a publisher, so I love all that stuff). I love the article “Prune that Prose.” I’m sharing it with my writing group.

    Good luck with the chaos, I mean thesis. 🙂

  2. Ana Blake permalink
    September 30, 2009 4:27 pm

    Ha ha! I love seeing your workplace. Good luck with the writing and I will enjoy your blog posts when they come. (Esp. since I know they will likely still be more frequent than mine! 😉

  3. September 30, 2009 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement!
    @ Terena: Glad you enjoyed that article. Hope your writing group enjoys it as well!
    @Ana: post soon! I love your posts, they are always great–I still think about that one on aging you posted…was it last year?

  4. September 30, 2009 7:21 pm

    I feel for you. Not that I understand writing a thesis, but seeing your notes, books, laptop, etc. on the table reminds me of my college days so long ago. I wish you the best and I will take your posts whenever they come. Good luck with it all.

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