You can strengthen your ability to concentrate, like a muscle. Try these three methods to improve your focus.
Ten-minute bursts aren’t miracle cures for writing challenges, but they are powerful, uncomplicated tools in the writer’s armoury.
If you’re studying online for longer than usual, take some five-minute breathers that will give your mind a break and might even lead to great ideas.
Spend the first hour of your day on the most crucial task.
Sometimes you can selectively prune your writing, but sometimes you need to cut a whole section.
It's helpful to discover which conceptual metaphors work for your own writing.
Whether I’m writing a chapter of a book, a report, or indeed a blog post, I keep the title in front of me. I write on a computer but always have a notebook and pen next to it. I jot…
'Freewriting is a marvellous complement to academic writing.'
'I try to write only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. In this way, I am putting some boundaries around my work.'
Setting a point of no return forces you to stop, take an objective look at your work and spot any wrong turns before you go any further.