Two posts on writing at The Sociological Imagination and An und für sich

Two posts on writing at The Sociological Imagination and An und für sich.

The first talks about writing being disconnected from the internet, and whether this works for different writers or not. It’s written by David Beer, reflecting on the process used by the novelist Iain Rankin. The second talks about the question of mood relating to finishing a project, written by Adam Kotsko. Both are well worth reading – the second fits with some of my own recent thinking having brought one project to a finish and beginning another (or two); the first was interesting as this week I was working in the Bibliothèque Nationale manuscript room, where there was no internet signal. So I sat for almost eight hours each day – the whole time it was open, except a brief lunch break – reading Foucault’s handwritten notes. Not having the internet as a distraction – or even to check things – made me focus much more intensely on what I was doing. More on the Foucault work in a subsequent post, but for now, two interesting things to read about writing.

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