Popular writing should be as rigorous as scholarship — but much easier to read
A professor of library science offers advice on how to locate high-quality digital course materials for instructors planning more remote instruction.
Editors and leaders of scholarly presses talk about the impact of Covid-19 on publishing in the months ahead.
What’s it like for an academic to see his book turn into a movie starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon?
Repeat this mantra if you are struggling with revisions: We all need editors, all the time.
How to decide which mainstream publications to pitch your essay to, and how to ask about the money.
Sure, a first-year writing course can spur creativity or activism, but those are byproducts, not its main purpose.
"Since I was in graduate school, I have had a problem with the exclusive use of the third-person voice."
A new series, The Public Writing Life, offers practical advice for academics on writing for a general audience.
A new series, “The Public Writing Life,” offers practical advice for academics on writing for a general audience.
How should we "count" public writing and service for tenure and promotion?
It’s hard enough to get a tenure-track job now but your odds are even longer with too many of the wrong kinds of publications.
If writing for general magazines and websites is something you really want to do in graduate school or after, prioritize it — even if your mentors see it as unimportant.
After years of doling out advice on how to get more writing done, an academic has a revelation: Sometimes it’s OK to be lazy.
“If you don’t understand the need to make an argument in scholarly writing, you don’t understand scholarship.”