Dominik Lukeš

By Dominik Lukeš

Building Your Writing Muscle: Deliberate Practice and Other Metaphors for Improving Writing

Writing Hub Virtual Seminar at Oxford Brookes on Wednesday 21 October, 2.00-3.00pm by Dominik Lukeš. Register

This seminar will introduce the key concepts behind deliberate practice and let participants work through how they can apply them to their own writing process and their support for others’ writing. Metaphors of writing can make this application easier:

  • writing as a foreign language
  • writing as translation
  • writing as a musical performance
  • and writing as a physical activity.

Writing is a skill. And like any skill, it improves over time and it can improve even more with practice. But with writing, it’s not always clear what we should practice nor how. Writing is a complex skill with many levels of articulation, and it is important not only to recognise where we can find improvement but also how to build that into the overall process. Thinking about writing from different perspectives can be helpful.

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