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How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing

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All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule.

In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions.

Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work.

  1. Introduction
  2. Specious Barriers to Writing a Lot
  3. Motivational Tools
  4. Starting Your Own Agraphia Group
  5. A Brief Foray Into Style
  6. Writing Journal Articles
  7. Writing Books
  8. "The Good Things Still to Be Written"

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