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A GradHacker Writing Round-Up

Resources to help you conquer five common writing roadblocks.

May 2, 2017



At some point today, many of us will sit down to write. And many of us will struggle to get the job done.


Blocked and battling with the blinking cursor on your computer screen? Scatterbrained and struggling to get words onto the page? Overwhelmed and unable to organize your thoughts?


Then check out this handy round-up of writing-related posts from the GradHacker archive. Whatever you’re wrestling with, there ought to be something in here to help you make some progress on that dissertation, article, or lesson plan.


Here are some of favorite pieces we’ve featured over the years, to help you with five common writing-related challenges.


1. Overcome writer’s block with helpful strategies and advice.


2. Fight procrastination with a solid plan.


3. Battle disorganization and distraction with a new piece of software.


4. Conquer discouragement with inspiration from other authors.


5. Fight loneliness with a writing group.


Whether you’re having a difficult time getting your words flowing or you have too many ideas to juggle at once, we hope these posts will help you.


Happy writing!


What writing-related challenges could you use some help with? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!

[Image by Flickr user Amy Ross and used under the Creative Commons License.]


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