Habits of Productive Writing

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Watch the Textbook and Academic Authors Association Webinar of the Week: The 10 Habits of Highly Productive Academic Writers.

The Textbook and Academic Authors Association is a membership organization made up of writers from across disciplines. Webinars by members are a terrific benefit, and occasionally some are made available open access. Enjoy!

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One of academia’s secrets is that most people struggle to get enough writing done. This is partly because they believe some heinous myths about writing, and also because they don’t know the correct habits. On top of that, scholarly writers are often quite anxious – about failure, about not writing enough, and about their careers. They frequently are perfectionists, but perfectionism leads to procrastination, which leads to paralysis. I call this vicious circle the 3 P’s. Learn more about it in the webinar! Anxiety about writing leads some people to drop out of graduate school, and others to not achieve tenure. Research by Robert Boice has shown how to be a productive scholarly writer, but it’s difficult to follow this proven path. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Hiatt will show you how some simple changes in your habits will lead to big payoffs in your writing productivity and creativity.

The webinar is open access for a limited time, so watch it now at https://bit.ly/2pSO5L5

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