- Enjoy accounts of the agony of the blocked writer? Read Geoff Dyer’s ‘Out of Sheer Rage”
- Starting up again, after a long writing drought
- Rip Van Winkle Writing Habits: How long does it take to change them?
- Sean Connery finds his long-lost writing mojo in “Finding Forrester”
- Refrigerator Refuge for Blocked Writers
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Category Archives: PhD and dissertation/thesis writing issues
“I have plenty of time to write but I waste enormous amounts of time on insignificant tasks or just sleeping. I dread actually sitting down at my desk and beginning to write. I’ll find any excuse to do something else. … Continue reading
Click this link to go to register for my upcoming class“Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination” (EGL 96, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:45 pm) offered through Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program, Mondays, 6:30 – 8:45 pm 5 weeks, September 24 – October 22 1 unit(s), $260 … Continue reading
To grow and develop as a writer you need to face challenges and problems that are new. This means plunging into projects that you do not have a clear road map for, and somehow trusting that you will find your … Continue reading
I am pleased to announce I will be teaching a five-week class through Stanford’s Continuing Education Program beginning on Monday, September 24, 2012 entitled: “Overcoming Writing Blocks and Procrastination.” Registration begins in late August. This class will be limited to 30 participants … Continue reading
In response to several inquiries, I am listing below the links to previous blog posts that explore the “Wheel of Suffering” for procrastinating writers. The basic concept of the wheel is that we perpetuate non-productive behaviors in a recurring, repetitive … Continue reading
When PhD = Procrastinating a Hellish Dissertation. 7 cool tips for chilling out during doctoral hellfire.
It’s pretty easy to get behind on a dissertation. It’s hard work. You have to really want to do it and be able to sustain the emotional, intellectual, financial, political and relationship strains that the process places on you. Sometimes it … Continue reading