More Advice for Academic Authors

Read through your book asking yourself the following–Is this piquing my reader’s curiosity?  Is it satisfying the curiosity that I have successfully piqued?

If not, then it doesn’t belong in your book.

2 thoughts on “More Advice for Academic Authors

  1. Seriously. Everybody needs that advice. If what you are writing or saying bores you to tears, or doesn’t provide anything useful (an aside to your Plimco post: beauty is useful. Humor is useful. Art is useful.), then go do something else.

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