The Chronicle of Higher Education recently posted an interesting piece on how to make time for research and and writing.

Follow the link for the full article. Researchers across the U.S. gave us these tips:

  • ​Make it part of your daily routine
  • Know yourself (when are you the most awake and intellectually sharp?)
  • Create and edit squentially, not simultaneously
  • Block out significant time to work on writing
  • Make every minute count and keep a 'to do' list
  • Create a "ventilation file". Designate files for writing project-related feelings to soothe angst
  • Learn to say no to extra committee and volunteer work
  • Make time to write and be creative about when and where you write
  • Use visual aids or project management tools to help organize projects and work
  • If you are a reluctant writer, approach writing like physical exercise. Warm up with free writing, reward yourself afterwards
  • The more you write, the more ideas you will have