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When the PhD Dissertation Goes on Forever

Dissertation writing is often the most challenging part of the Ph.D. program for many reasons. Granted, it’s supposed to be hard, because you are exploring new areas of research, and this is demanding on many levels. Dissertations are often several-year … Continue reading

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Writing and Sacrifice

To fully embrace writing, you have to make peace with the sacrifices involved. There is a price to pay and reluctance to accepting this reality can inhibit your productivity. First of all, to do it properly, you have to dedicate … Continue reading

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The Path is the Goal is the Path is the Goal: Write Daily

An oft prescribed cure for writer’s block is to write every day. It might  seem strange, and possibly stupid, to tell a blocked writer to do the very thing he or she cannot do, and call that a remedy. Would … Continue reading

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Dealing with Relapses

If you find that you are unable to make a plan, or that you start off well but get blocked again after a while, do not despair. This is not a sign that there is no hope, only that there are additional … Continue reading

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Taxes too Taxing, I Continued Relaxing

My accountant requires that I get my tax info to him by March 18. I was impressed at how much resistance I felt as I considered this rather straightforward task. I decided to study my thoughts, feelings and behavior toward … Continue reading

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Time Management Tips for Blocked Writers

___  Create a routine time for writing (daily is best). ___  Schedule an optimal daily amount. Short, regular sessions of less than an hour are recommended following a non-productive period. ___  Protect your writing time with ferocity. ___  Be realistic in … Continue reading

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The Puppy Principles: # 6 – 10. And the Barking Cure.

Imagine, again (see yesterday’s post), that the part of you that wants to write is an adorable, excited, energetic little puppy. A puppy that is totally dependent upon you to keep him happy, well fed, and healthy. Here are some more guidelines … Continue reading

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