Hi, my name is Chris.
I write for a living. At present I'm in the final stages of a History PhD, which involves unbelievable amounts of writing. In addition to researching and writing for my dissertation, I also teach at the university level, present at lots of conferences, publish scholarly articles, and apply for grants. I've been fortunate and persevering enough to have placed my scholarly publications in top journals and secured funding for my work from major grant-giving bodies.
This blog is about non-fiction writing and everything that goes into doing it well. I make no claims to mastery and I never will: I'm on a journey to get better just like you are (hopefully). As you've probably noticed, I talk about more than the mechanics and nitty-gritty of writing. Technology, workflows, the habits of great writers, everyday work philosophies (the "meta" questions) - these are just a few of the things that are fair game. Really, I just talk about whatever tickles my fancy that relates in some way to becoming a better non-fiction writer.
I recommend starting here, with the Curve Writing Manifesto.
Questions, comments, or opportunities to discuss? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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