Holiday is over. Back to being hijacked by the approval and application document for the pending NorthTec BAW (applied writing). Have been reading papers from TEXT the online AAWP journal and have found some great material about practice based research, the value of online forums for discussion and various theories behind the composition of writing.
I used to write intuitively without thinking about the reasons why I structured words in a particular way. Then I started teaching and had to think about what I was doing to share the knowledge. Now, eleven years on, I'm researching for new text to show the theory behind techniques. It's a different world from my own writing but just as fascinating.