We’ve all been there… You’ve made some time to write, you’re sitting comfortably at your computer, fingers ready to type. You’re ready to write! You sit and wait; surely inspiration will come soon. Maybe you need a quick coffee first. Maybe you need to chat to a friend first. Maybe you need to clean the oven… watch a movie… iron the curtains…
How can we make our writing sessions productive? There’s not one simple way to do this, but here are some strategies to try:
- Before we get too serious, have some fun and sing along with these HDR writing blockers on (I Can’t Write) No Dissertation below.
- Watch the video on How to Survive your PhD – Live Chat on Fear.
- Manage your fear of the blank page. The video: Facing the Blank Page offers techniques to turn yourself into a serial writer.
- Use sentence scaffolds organised into Thinking Bundles: Using cues to help you write