If you’re looking for some good, concise tips on writing from successful writers, check out this list: Practical Tips on Writing a Book from 23 Brilliant Authors. Two of the tips that really stood out to me this morning were from Ben Casnocha:
- Develop a very serious plan for dealing with internet distractions. I use an app called Self-Control on my Mac.
- Develop a very, very, very serious plan for dealing with internet distractions.
And, if you’re just getting started with your book, thesis, or dissertation, here’s a good word for you from Paula Span:
You already know what you need to know to do this. The fact is, my 60,000-plus-word book was pretty much like writing 8 to 10 long-form pieces. I didn’t do it differently, in terms of research or writing or rewriting. My existing skills were perfectly adequate to the task; yours will be too.