Everything I’ve published about writing

I’m a nerd. I write about writing. I try not to do it too often, but I’ve been publishing here long enough that the – ahem – “few” have added up. So I thought a comprehensive list of all of these kinds of posts might be helpful.

Instead of trying to dig through all the archives or just giving up in hopeless despair, here’s my attempt at helping you wade through the mess of writing I’ve written on writing.

My writing journey

This is how I got into writing in the first place:

This next series I wrote as a bit of a manifesto on how I wanted to write in the future. If you’re a writer, you might find it helpful too:

Finally, a more practical series on my style. In this one, I tried to analyse how I speak and turn that into writing:

And this is where I’ve been since then:

Philosophy of writing

Beyond the mechanics of writing day in and day out, this is some of broader thought behind my writing:

Writing tips

These are my suggestions for writing better (or just starting out all together):

Paper tips

Finally, here’s a series I wrote on writing papers, particularly the kind you need for university:

  1. Papers: A series
  2. Papers: How to think about the process
  3. Papers: How to choose a topic
  4. Papers: How to set up a template
  5. Papers: How to research
  6. Papers: How to outline
  7. Papers: How to write an introduction
  8. Papers: How to sound academic
  9. Papers: How to use sources
  10. Papers: How to write a conclusion
  11. Papers: How to up a page count
  12. Papers: How to end

“For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I’m surprised where the journey takes me.” -Jack Dann