Once again, I have accumulated so many links about academic writing that it is time for another round-up on the topic!
Getting into the Habit of Writing
How to stop procrastinating and build the habit of writing.
By analysing how people take up a smoking habit, find out a sure way to take up a writing habit (and why the traditional way doesn’t work).
The twelve habits of highly productive writers.
On writing and productivity and ethics.
There’s probably nothing blocking your writing: the problem is deeper.
Dissertating: 5 fast ways to get 500 words drafted.
If you have trouble getting started, just write a blogpost.
Advice to improve your academic writing
What should go in your introduction?
Crafting conclusions – much more than a summary of research.
About the traditional academic writing structure (introduction, literature, methods, results, discussion) and getting away from it.
10 tips for more concise writing.
Are scientists “we” or “they”?
How to use a stand-up comedy technique, the call-back, when writing a journal article.
How to make your writing Dino-mite! (Full of Jurassic Park references… And thus absolutely awesome!)
Exorcise the inner “doctoral student” from your writing.
Managing the sluff (a great metaphor followed by great advice!).
Writing groups for doctoral education and beyond (a book review).
Lessons learned from a doctoral writing group.
Why being in a virtual writing group can help: venting your frustration, talking about overcoming hurdles and planning a writing schedule.
3 things I learned during the week I switched to Scrivener.
Do you wear LaTeX or write with it?