Thursday, 13 March 2014

Blogging can be a release from all the structural pressures corroding the creative impulse in academic writing.

Blogging can be a release from all the structural pressures corroding the creative impulse in academic writing.

Mark Carrigan
untangles the mixture of creativity and routine when academics sit down
to convey complex thoughts. Waiting for the organic moment of
inspiration when deadlines loom can be unreliable. By making blogging
his main vehicle for intellectual exploration, he was free to explore
a form of creative expression that he found intensely liberating. Is
consistent writing a matter of attentiveness to moments of inspiration
or is it also about cultivating the conditions necessary for this
attentiveness?


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