“Start writing, no matter what. The
water does not flow until the faucet is
-Louis L'Amour (1908 -1988)
Rely on Overlearned Routines
Writing daily is hard, but viewing it as a
process that will ultimately become habit--
a really rewarding one--is important. The
incentives of writing daily mirror those of
exercising daily, and even if analogies
between "muscles" don't really work,
writing daily and write often as possible
are important goals.—Joe Betz
Can be anything as long as it contributes to the
One big idea
Single block quote
Explication of the previous day's block quote
Working out an idea that you know you want to
include but you are not sure where it will fit
The rule of 200The rule of 200
Zero draft (Based on JR Trimble,Zero draft (Based on JR Trimble,
Writing With StyleWriting With Style))
The key thing is to keep everything moving.
After a bit of babble you will find yourself
starting to make sense.
Even then, of course you can count on running
into new mental logjams, but don't panic.
Simply force your typing fingers to nakedly
record all the confusion and inarticulateness
There is no need to fear the [thesis] will
go on forever. One of three things will
stop the process: deadline, exhaustion, or
satisfaction. With experience and luck,
authors will reach satisfaction just before
the other to catch up with them. – Peter
Morgan, Editor, Canadian medical
Association Journal (CMAJ). 1986.
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