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.
- Why Aren’t We Writing?
- Thinker’s Block: Play Your Way out of a Dissertation Rut
- Pushing Past Writing Blocks
2. Fight procrastination with a solid plan.
- Create SMART Writing Plans
- Dissertating While Working
- Support Your Writing Productivity and Leave Binge-Writing Behind
- Wrap up Your Dissertation with a Writing Plan
- How to Develop a Strategic Writing Plan
- Strategies to Maintain Focus while Writing Your Dissertation
- “Writer,” “Draft,” “Finishing”: Words to Dissertate By
- How to Write Like an Olympian
- Write, Damnit
- Scheduling Summer Writing
- Dissertating in the Summer
3. Battle disorganization and distraction with a new piece of software.
- The Best Software for Writing Your Dissertation
- Adapting Your Writing Software to Your Writing Style
- Stripping Down the Writing Process
- Distraction-Free Writing Tools
- Even More Distraction-Free Writing Tools
4. Conquer discouragement with inspiration from other authors.
- 4 Quick Tips for Better Writing in Any Discipline
- Three Books that Changed My Dissertation
- Writing Inspiration for Productivity
- Finding Joy in Writing
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.
What writing-related challenges could you use some help with? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!
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