The Three Day Thesis

Inspired by my great experiences with the International 3 Day Novel Contest and the 3 Minute Thesis challenges that have been popping up here and there, I decided to slice off 3 days for just thesis work. No, I don’t think one can write an entire thesis in three days, but I’m at a critical juncture in my work on C.S. Lewis’ spiritual theology. I am doing a massive reorganization and midstream correction, and I need a large time block to begin to turn things around.

Beginning in about an hour, I will be ignoring all social media and email for the following 72 hours–though I might tweet or post on facebook if a thought strikes me or if C.S. Lewis says something intriguing (odds are in favour of this). I might owe you a blog response or email or something, but it won’t happen until later this week. I am turning off the distractions and setting both my writing playlist and my coffee maker on repeat. It’s me, these shiny screens, and a huge pile of books around me.

So, wish me the best (though I won’t see those wishes until Wednesday)!

(note the pretty hot graphic design at the top? I’m thinking of going full-time into the field … when I get the thesis done!)

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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3 Responses to The Three Day Thesis

  1. Melinda Johnson says:

    Good luck! I know it’s been a long journey thus far. I’ll be praying you make huge progress this week! Now go get ‘me!

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  2. louloureads says:

    This is a great idea, and I think I will be doing this periodically over the next few months! All the best on the three-day thesis 🙂

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  3. loritischler says:

    Lots can happen in 3 days: death and resurrection for starters…

    Liked by 1 person

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