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Oct 31, 2012 Dr Sally
Changing your writing habits and sustaining your writing practice requires a system of accountability—to yourself and to others.
Oct 24, 2012 Dr Sally
The key to productivity lies in changing behavior. Tracking changes to your writing behavior as well as the results will reaffirm the success of your new routine.
Oct 17, 2012 Dr Sally
Begin to think of your writing project in terms of small assignments. Remember a dissertation or a book is written one word at a time.
Oct 10, 2012 Dr Sally
Set SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) to break down your writing goals into small assignments and measure your progress.
Oct 03, 2012 Dr Sally
Many writing coaches recommend using a timer set for 25 minutes to help writers develop the discipline to concentrate on an activity, without interruption.
Sep 26, 2012 Dr Sally
Find ways to temper the distractions. Turn off the cellphone, email, and Internet. Learn techniques such as deep breathing or meditation to quiet the internal dialogue.
Sep 19, 2012 Dr Sally
Procrastination is a difficult habit to break. To overcome procrastination develop skills in three areas: task management, self-management, and social management.
Sep 12, 2012 Dr Sally
Challenge assumptions that you need to be in the mood, you can't schedule creativity, you can't be good at teaching and research, and you're too busy.
Sep 05, 2012 Dr Sally
To write a dissertation, a book, or articles, you must learn the secret of all productive writers: Establish a daily writing routine.
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