Writing Resources

Demystifying the Dissertation by Peg Boyle Single. I suggest purchasing the book if you want more information about pre-writing, interactive note-taking, short and long outlines, focus statements, etc.

The Center for Faculty Development and Diversity‘s entire curriculum is focused on daily writing. They have a wonderful dissertation writing seminar that is accessible to all universities with a membership.

Robert Boice, Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing, 1990; “Take it Easy: The Research of Robert Boice; and Procrastination, busyness and bingeing.

Michelle Boyd, Inkwell Retreats Blog,

A PhD Student’s Race against Time

What’s the Point? The Dissertation as Process and not as Product

Mountain Climbing and Dissertation Writing

The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation

Will Your Interdisciplinary Dissertation Pay Off? 

Your Dissertation Begins with Your First Seminar

Dear First-Time Author: How to Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book

The Confidence Gap in Academic Writing

Forced Creativity? Why Daily Writing Works

What the Research Says: On Writing Daily

A Regular Writing Routine

Get Outta My Head: The Importance of Making Writing Mistakes

How Academics Survive the Writing Grind

Quite the Noise: What to Do when You’re Writing Defensively

Your Writing is Inefficient, and That’s OK

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

Breaking the Perfectionism Procrastination Infinite Loop

Kill Your Darlings: Finding More Time to Write When There is No Time to Write

How to Build a Life in the Humanities

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Let Go of Perfectionism

Overcoming Perfectionism

Later: What does procrastination tell us about ourselves? 

Writing Affirmations

Radical Self-Care

Listen to Your Body

How to Stop Procrastination

10 Ways to Write Every Day

Shitty First Drafts

Learning To Let Go: How to Unplug From Your Work

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Work Better

The Gap, by Ira Glass

Why Emotional Excess is Essential to Writing and Creativity

The Best Time to Write, According to Science