I work in PDEs. I have now written 3 papers. I find my style is of the form: introduction, statement of results, paragraphs to introduce something, lemma, more text, lemma, more text, lemma, more text, theorem, concluding remarks (I missed the proofs).

I am getting sick of this type of writing. I want to write my next paper with more style and elegance than something which looks like the output from a workhouse.

For example I have seen papers where they come up with some interesting result which they don't put into a lemma but instead put it in a paragraph. When I cite such a thing, I say something like "see the paragraph on page 10 of [1]" so I think it is a bad idea to put results outside environments.

Does anyone have any ideas? Basically I want to write a more unpredictable paper instead of the usual routine which I wish to take myself out of. This is good because readers will also find it more interesting.

virtuein formal scientific writing. The place of stylistic extravagance is taken by careful and rigorous writing;thatis what a reader (at least I!) will appreciate. Save the rhetorical flourishes for expository writing, where they can be appreciated. $\endgroup$7more comments