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Scrivener for Thesis Writing:Getting Started on Writing (or death to the blank page)

As a thesis writer, I’ve discovered a lot about writing, myths about writing and even some pedagogy about writing. I’ve received much advice about writing and struggled with it. The best books I’ve read has been Kamler & Thomson 2014 … Continue reading

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PhD and – >Derby Blues — Eat, Sleep, Live Derby In The World of Kiki’N Da Teef

This image is actually about Roller Derby – but I bet it made you think of a PhD / Research experience! Let’s just say that I wanted to kick my helmet across the rink yesterday. Yes, it was one of … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Thesis Writing:Compose Mode with Floating Inspector or Quick Reference

Compose mode is used to write without distraction from the (very) busy Scrivener interface.  It is easy enough to enter compose mode 1.Click on the section that you wish to work on (write/edit) 2. Click Compose from the top bar … Continue reading

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Working with a two-track mind

This might seem counter-intuitive but to focus I seem to need to be super-distracted Continue reading

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Scrap Booking Your Thesis Thoughts

Much of the advice about doing a PhD and in particular the ‘writing the thesis’ part involves doing mindmaps, network diagrams, scribbles, drawings – any type of visualisation technique that will allow you to break from the 2 dimensional linear-word-on-page and get out that 3 dimensional understanding that you have of your research. Continue reading

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Thesis Writing as Creative Writing

For anyone who knows me, I’ve been stuck in thesis writing for sometime now and its sh*t – being stuck I mean. Its frustrating, its confidence destroying, its time-consuming….you name it – I’m not sure its “writers block” and many … Continue reading

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