A will to write

Barnett, Ronald (2016) A will to write. New Vistas, 2 (1). pp. 4-9. ISSN 2056-9688

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Abstract

I am something of an old-fashioned scholar (well, some might think that, I suppose) and have a library of my own, accumulated over the years. As it happens, as I write this, there is literally in front of me a group of books on writing. None of those books is one of the standard texts
on academic writing. Rather, they are an eclectic group and include books such as Why I Write by George Orwell, The Writer’s Voice by Al Alvarez, The Pleasure of the Text by Roland Barthes, This is not the end of the book by Umberto Eco and Jean-Claude Carrière and Rethinking Writing by
Roy Harris. That I have such a group of books on my
shelves, and that they should occupy such a central
position, perhaps says two things about me. First, that writing as such is important to me; and secondly, that I see academic writing as a kind of writing as such. That is, that what is important about academic writing is that it is a species of writing.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © University of West London 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Being a writer, writing, academic writing, writing strategies
Subjects: Literature
Depositing User: Meried Belete
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 09:53
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 09:53
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3104

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