All in Writing
As I'm now in the middle of the summer semester, I wondered how prolific scholars today vary in their work ethic from those of the past. How do they keep motivated and how do they balance teaching and research? Thus I turned to Dr. Gerald Horne. Horne has written 15 monographs over the course of his career and publishes regularly in academic and public journals. In 2009 alone he published four books. What follows is Gerald Horne's work ethic.
In school we are constantly reminded to stay off social media and keep our heads in the books. Well I'm here to offer a bit of unconventional advice. Read more magazines! Aside from the usual joys of reading, there are a number of academic and personal benefits that derive from reading more magazines.
In the following passage, Toni Morrison reflects on writing, the joys of editing, and the need to let go of fear.