Well, it's a bit complicated. The text book is a theory text book teachers of the Alexander Technique, a method more refined physical and mental control in activity (lots of musicians and sports people use it). the theory is actually quite profound; it's all to do with rejecting the traditional mind/body distinction and treating people in a more unified way. Although this is sounds rather abstract, in fact it has significant and far reaching practical ramifications. Anyway, since this whole issue is really a philosophical one, I'm doing an MA in Philosophy at Southampton University, partly to develop my skills and knowledge, and partly to use the dissertation as a first attempt at the text book.
It is taking up a lot of my time, and I've had to cut down on my teaching load to do it, so that with the cost of the fees has eaten heavily into my income. So that' why I'm hoping I can set it against tax.
Thanks (sorry seminar - but you did ask)
it could also be argued that the course is merely research in the approach/structure the book would take.
And also could therefore be building also on exisiting skills and knowledge you have.
Well, I think this is an accurate description of why I am doing the course. It is a research based degree and I am free, within limits, to set my own research topic, which, in my case, will be the foundation material book. And it is most certainly building on my present skills and knowledge. Anything else I could usefully say?
Many thanks advice