Inspirational Writing for Academic Publication

by Gillie E J Bolton, Stephen Rowland

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  • 9781446282366
  • 9781473906112
  • 9781473906105

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Do you feel under increasing pressure to produce high quality publications, or struggle to translate your great ideas into inspirational – and engaging – writing?

Gillie Bolton introduces her three ‘key phases’ method (Write for Myself, Redraft for my Reader, Edit for Posterity) to make the writing process less daunting, and offers support and advice on how to develop your own writing voice to use this to engage readers in your research.

‘Characters’ at different career stages help you to identify your own writing level, and before and after examples of work from a range of disciplines clearly illustrate the key writing techniques.

Drawing on case studies, as well as their own extensive writing experience, the authors suggest strategies for dealing with common difficulties such as:

  • Time and energy management
  • Restoring flagging enthusiasm
  • Maintaining inspiration
  • Dealing with potential burnout and writer’s block.

Each chapter concludes with a set of constructive exercises which develop these critical skills and inspire you to improve and enjoy your own academic writing. 

Ideal for upper level students and early career researchers.

Dr Gillie Bolton is an international authority on writing and author of a long publication list including nine books, academic papers, as well as professional articles, poetry, and for a lay readership.
Stephen Rowland, Emeritus Professor of University College London, is author of four books on the nature of research and learning in a range of contexts.

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  • SAGE Publications; June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473906112
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Inspirational Writing for Academic Publication
  • Author: Gillie E J Bolton; Stephen Rowland
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
  • 9781446282366
  • 9781473906112
  • 9781473906105

In The Press

'The conversation that is Bolton and Rowland's text reminds the reader and writer alike of the necessary blend of persistence and joy that moves us along the writing continuum of procrastination to inspiration. Their honest accounts of their own writing journeys, and their shared experiences of working with other writers at all levels, are pragmatic, informative, reassuring and engaging.'