Did you know that you were a creative writer?
As an academic, you may be saying, “Nooooooo, I do research!” And you certainly do. You research, you write, you revise, and you publish, and all of those things require creativity.
Somehow along the way, we’ve made a false dichotomy. We’ve made a distinction between creative and academic writers that really doesn’t serve either. It especially doesn’t serve us as academics.
In fact, by applying some of the tried and true techniques of creative writers, we can engage the reader from the opening sentence until the very last page.
If you can engage your reader like this, you are much more likely to GET PUBLISHED.
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