The Emotional Challenges of Writing
Carol Smart, May 2010, 6:49 minutes.
In this clip, Carol Smart talks about the emotional challenges of writing: why is academic writing so difficult and what can we do to overcome these difficulties?
Smart, C (2010) The Emotional Challenges of Writing [Video] Available from www.manchester.ac.uk/morgancentre.
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The challenges of writing sociologically are considered in Carol Smart's Realities working paper on a similar subject. If you would like to see what Carol produces when she has finished her writing avoidance routines mentioned in the video (!), have a look at her book, Personal Life.
- Realities working paper #13: 'Disciplined Writing: On the problem of writing sociologically' by Carol Smart (paper opens in new window)
- Personal Life: New Directions in Sociological Thinking (November 2007) Cambridge: Polity (View on Amazon)