All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule.
In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Specious Barriers to Writing A Lot
Chapter 3: Motivational Tools
Chapter 4: Starting Your Own Agraphia Group
Chapter 5: A Brief Foray Into Quality
Chapter 6: Writing Journal Articles
Chapter 7: Writing Books
Chapter 8: “The Good Things Still to be Written”
Appendix: Good Books About Writing