Some notes for writing substantial articles for Poise:
- Organize your article around a clearly defined theme or subject.
- Make a detailed outline which sets out the sequence of the exploration or argumentation.
- Check that your article has an integrated structure and a thematic unity.
- Re-write the outline.
- Write with your readers in mind. Be clear and explicit so that they can follow your argument.
- Be concise and yet complete.
- Explain any technical term that may not be clear to the reader.
- Revise, rewrite, and proofread.
- Make your title and abstract meaningful as they include important keywords.
- If English is your second language, consider seeking the assistance of a colleague experienced in writing in English.
- If you use a computer, save your files often and make multiple backup copies.
- Take your time. It can be useful to put a draft aside for some weeks in order to look at it again with a fresh mind, and to repeat this process.
For good examples of longer and in-depth pieces relevant to the Alexander Technique, see
- issues of Conscious Control journal, published by Mouritz, the predecessor to Poise (available from this page of the Mouritz website)
- More Talk of Alexander, edited by Wilfred Barlow (London: Mouritz, 2005 ); a wide-ranging single-volume selection of articles on the Technique (available from the Mouritz shop)
- Curiosity Recaptured, edited by Jerry Sontag (USA: Mornum Time Press, 1996)
- Connected Perspectives, edited by Claire Rennie, Tanya Shoop, and Kamal(London: HITE, 2015