Only Collect | a historian’s craft

Posted: May 12, 2015 in graffiti living, links
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A historian academic’s ethos and approach to academic research:

A colleague of mine told me that he’s been Only Collecting for over ten years, and can now knock out a 3000 word paper in under two days, simply because all his material is already at hand; it exists in the stuff he’s picked up in his intellectual infancy and adolescence, which at the time he didn’t know how to use, and perhaps didn’t even know was important.

via Only Collect | a historian's craft.

There’s a lesson in this for writers — collect and connect.

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