Rosalind Dixon é doutora pela Universidade de Harvard e professora da Faculdade de Direito da University of New South Wales (Austrália).
How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
Running, swimming yoga… and coffee!
What time of the day do you work better?
I work best in the mornings…
Do you have marathon writing sessions or do you write a little every day? Do you have a daily writing goal?
I am a middle distance runner and writer – blocs of 4-8 hours are best, and as many consecutive sessions as possible.
How is your writing process? How do you move from research to writing?
Read, make notes, write, and then and make notes again to fill in particular sections.
How do you deal with writing blocks, such as procrastination, the fear of not meeting the expectations and anxiety of working on long projects?
Just keep going…
How often do you review your texts before you feel they are ready? Do you show your work to anyone before it’s finished?
Absolutely – feedback is critical to the final product, and the scarier the reader the better the feedback.
How is your relationship with technology? Do you write your first drafts by hand or on the computer?
I use DragonDictate – it helps my neck and my writing flow.
Where do your ideas come from? Is there a set of habits that you cultivate to stay creative?
Read broadly – both academic and general media sources- think and talk to smart people in the field!
What do you think has changed in your writing process over the years? What would you tell yourself if you could go back in time to writing your thesis?
Worry less about how the first draft reads… but make sure you are happy with the abstract or introduction – as it helps keep you focused on your argument, and avoids too much unnecessary rewriting!
What project would you like to do but have not started yet?
Lots… but it is great having a long to do list – it what keeps us working.