Finding an effective writing routine: Opinion

December 15, 2020
Finding a writing routine can be a challenge, writes Manya Whitaker. The article gives tips for supporting better brain function, planning for writing, and completing writing tasks. The author suggests following a brain-healthy diet and prioritizing rest. Whitaker explains how to effectively plan a project, including associated reading, research on publishers, and creating an appropriate schedule. The article also details how to write effectively; Whitaker suggests setting time-based goals rather than focusing on word or page count, taking breaks, editing as you go, and not forcing yourself to write when unmotivated. “Try a lot of strategies, and adapt them for your goals, your process, and your life context,” writes Whitaker. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)