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#1. Equipment will never help you write a lot; only making a schedule and sticking to it will make you a productive writer. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#2. Never reward writing with not writing. Rewarding writing by abandoning your schedule is like rewarding yourself for quitting smoking by having a cigarette. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#3. Remember, you're allocating time to write, not finding time to write. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#4. Writing a journal article combines all the elements that deter motivation: The probability of success is low; the likelihood of criticism and rejection is high; and the outcome, even if successful, isn't always rewarding. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#5. Academic writers are bad writers for three reasons. First, they want to sound smart. "If the water is dark," goes a German aphorism, "the lake must be deep." Instead of using good words like smart, they choose sophisticated or erudite. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#6. Writing is more fun when you have a partner, so find friends who share your research interests. Two authors can write faster, can complement expertise, can help with hard decisions, and understand context of decisions made. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#7. Do you need to "find time to teach"? Of course not---you have a teaching schedule, and you never miss it. [...] Finding time is a destructive way of thinking about writing. Never say this again. Instead of finding time to write, allot time to write. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#8. Novelists and poets are the landscape artists and portrait painters; academic writers are the people with big paint sprayers who repaint your basement. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#9. The subtlety of your analysis of variance will not move readers to tears, although the tediousness of it might. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#10. (I used to hang a "Do Not Disturb" sign on my office door, but people interpreted this as "His door is closed, but he wants me to know he's in there. I'll knock.") Be - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#11. Reading an endless litany of study after study-one article found this, and another experiment found this, and another study found this-is like watching laundry spinning in a dryer, except that something good eventually comes out of a dryer! - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#12. Writing time is for writing, not for checking e-mail, reading the news, or browsing the latest issues of journals. Sometimes I think it would be nice to download articles while writing, but I can do that at the office. The best kind of self-control is to avoid situations that require self-control. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#13. Revising while you generate text is like drinking decaffeinated coffee in the early morning: noble idea, wrong time. - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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#14. Writing involves many [acts] tasks, not just generating text - Author: Paul J. Silvia
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