December 6, 2011
Cohen on Academic Writing
Glenn Cohen has an interesting post over at PrawsBlawg on the writing process. I especially like this piece of advice:
Many flock to legal academia away from a more rigid job in the legal world, but there is something to be said for rigidity and not waiting for the muse to whisper in your ear. I try to treat legal writing as a job, come in at 9, leave at 5 on most days and work consistently throughout. This helps me be both productive and sane, but perhaps I am an aardvark in this respect.
I often talk to productive scholars about what makes them productive, and they almost invariable say that treating writing like a job is the key to their success.
-- Eric C. Chaffee