Writing is a physical process; your brain works with your body. Moving about can help with problem solving and minimise aches and pains.
Writing can be a lonely business. By starting a diary, you will create a kind of companion at your desk and a record of the writing process.
In the final phase of your PhD, approach late-stage setbacks in practical ways to distract from the doubts.
Proofreading is a final check on a piece of finished work, so make sure you don’t start before you’ve, well, finished. Publishing houses send their proofs out to specialist proofreaders, but if you are proofing your own work, you need…
Are you failing to progress with your writing? This enhanced freewriting technique can help you get back on track.
When you're writing, picture yourself working in a room and re-position your imagined reader as you progress.
Working from the bottom up can be a creative way to grow a project. You write notes as you read to create a rough draft as you go.
Connect with your writerly self and try thinking about your writing in the way that professional writers do.
You might be surprised to learn that it could be more efficient to spend less time on drafting and longer on other aspects of your writing.
If you’re a procrastinator, it's important to make a start – any start – but begin early. And write actual sentences on the page.