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i have just written a book and its with my editor. i am hoping you will allow me to link your material, from time to time, to our brand new jcu graduate research school facebook page…. she runs a great blog, which i write for as well: phd2published. i had no other commitments so time was readily available and not pressing. don’t know if this blog is still active of what the story is, but just wanted to say thank you all the same! thoughts on “how to write 1000 words a day (and not go bat shit crazy)”. inger – i wanted to say thanks and that i am a big fan of thesis whisperer too. this is my first time doing a major research thesis and only recently have i accepted that i should make use of helpful software. Let's pass on some tips to those who'll be doing them next yearRecently i tweeted a link to an article called “how to write 1000 words a day for your blog” which i thought had some good productivity tips for thesis writers. in touch with one’s own style the key throughout i reckon. you ever considered about including a little bit more than. but take a break before you attempt this, or you wont have the necessary perspective. so i’m going to take your advice and sit down with a cup of tea, with maybe a whiff of scotch in it and then begin.. i got help from masters writing but i have only used information and i got a feeling that my work was 98 % independent! this plan worked for me and i share it with you here. fear of a deadline is about the only thing that does it for me…. you might even come up with a new question and start working on it, depending on how long the breakdown lasts. since i am a lazy sod & don’t want to die too soon, i supplement my one hour aquarobics per week & a few 45 minute walks with bursts of interval training on a home exercise machine (or in the shower, hehe). you'll feel guilty when you're not working on it, and mired in self-doubt when you are. i wrote a novel of 80,000 words in just under one month. if you have a set time to write in, and a known amount to reach, divide the one by the other so you know what your daily goal is., i will put in all caps my own thoughts as i go along. but we also know that the only path to a completed dissertation and a blossoming career is through writing—putting ideas down on a page, and wrestling them into shape., which results in very few words of stifled prose, or else i freewrite on a small topic without restraints, producing tons of complete vague crap. i, too, have got to produce a lot in a very short time, and this is helping me to identify practical steps to make it happen. writers often feel everything they write has to be profound. downloaded scrivener, had a go and think it is great but find learning another bit of software too much at this point. i had days where i thought i’d only write a few hundred words only to hit then pass my daily target of 1667 words. so dedicate less than a quarter of the day to making some new text and then take a break and return later to clean it up.: first draft of project milestones and thesis statement | finding home. trust me, most of us remember all too well what our dissertations were like (mostly terrible: just ask your advisor if you can read a copy of hers! no doubt you have some scrappy notes which you can transcribe or cut into a new file as a ‘seed’. remember first encountering the undergraduate dissertation handbook, feeling my heart sink at how long the massive file took to download, and began to think about possible (but in hindsight, wildly over-ambitious) topics. the surest way to slow the process is to worry too much about whether your thinking is any good. also, i don’t use a mac – that might have been a deciding factor as well. i did my written qualifying exams in 6 days, 100,000 words exactly. the writing had to be revised of course but that was so much easier than the battle to get everything down on paper initially. like you might have got your timing on the ball for me on this 🙂. with my supervisors today that i should aim on putting a first complete draft together over the next month or two or three. i never in my life would have dreamed that was possible for myself. carving off the excess crap in the editing process will reveal the 1000 words of beautiful substantive text you are after. is very open with a precise description of the issues. professional writers know that good books and interesting articles are the product of several drafts. so glad i found you as i’m at the end of my ma, just about to make the jump to phd – your advice already makes me feel ahead of the game (plus this writing tip works for ma dissertations as well as theses!: head fake: focus on the passenger, not the profits | inplaneterms.: how to write 1000 words a day | learning at the library. the portable bag phones, built with a cigarette lighter plug. but far be it from me to tell people what to write with – tools are a personal thing 🙂. leave yourself notes when you finish, so you know where to start from the next day. i used to look forward to being able to go home and write!) if you mention working on your dissertation to family, friends or near-strangers, they will ask you what it's about, and they will be expecting a more impressive answer than you can give.
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i have to write as much as i can this summer, and i’m going to use your advice.: how i work - s k tremayne - whsmith blog., the research was done by someone else, and i am writing a report about it. and what make me happy, is to read all the steps that make writing easy, and i ve done it exactly like you said. helps me to use z remaining 3 months 2 complete my thesis…tnxs! i’m still clinging to my “you only need a text editor” minimalism as you can tell. my difficulty is that the 1000+ words i come up with without being critical, written quickly, is almost always unusable. the key to conquering them is being willing to play around—and, when necessary, to make a mess. i’ll teach my dog 100 words – i’ll think i’ll start next year. i suppose that’s what my last paragraph was about. as long as it relates to the topic you can always improve it later. on behalf of everyone i know that has done a thesis since i discovered this, thanks a million 🙂 we all really appreciate it and more than likely owe our degrees to you! i feel very lucky to have a job, kids and phd albeit phd on back burner a lot….) there will be one day during the process when you will freak out, doubt your entire thesis and decide to start again from scratch., finally, i’d advise anyone writing a dissertation to shift her thinking. three months is not really enough time to write two chapters, finish the two that are partially done, and write the intro and conclusion, especially based on my slow progress so far. when you need a rest, review and fiddle with the text – maybe plant a new seed – then move on to another burst.: how to be a cognitive miser (in a good way) | the thesis whisperer. 1000 works a day makes me think about a book i read to my children called “i’ll teach my dog 100 words”. i’ve got the seeds, so looks like i need to start letting them grow. if you give yourself the whole day to write, you will spend the whole day writing and, in the process, drive yourself bat shit crazy. great post on divorcing your supervisor was written by dr sarah-lousie quinell from kings college in london, who has agreed to join us as a ‘supervisor correspondent’. personally i find it hard to resist the siren call of the email, but if i am on deadline i do an emergency scan then close it until lunch time. macphail is an assistant professor in the science, technology & society program at stevens institute of technology.” very often in the writing process, you will feel shitty. i love the program for fiction writing even though it’s the phd i actually dl’ed it to deal with–but importing what i already had and dealing with new citations was such a format nightmare i gave up on it, even though the ‘writing in chunks’ totally suits my process. i bet the editing is a nightmare, but worth the effort. i’m sympathetic to the reasons people like to write that way, but it seems to me that they suffer a lot more pain than perhaps they need to. that game mode you fight with other team members to fight. the secret to writing at least 1000 words a day is to give yourself a limited time frame in which to do it. his point was that you have to tackle it one wheel barrow load of shit at a time – if you stay in the stable too long, the stink will kill you. i’m glad i came across before my husband, because i know he would have sent the link to me lol. four: write as fast as you can, not as well as you can. when you’re writing a dissertation, one of the most difficult intellectual tasks a person can do, commitment to the writing process is far more important than genius. the successful writer knows that feeling lost, frustrated, and tired is just a part of the process of coming up with something great. have a bathroom break before you start & have a drink at the ready near by. some of these tips i was starting to work out for myself, but it’s great to see them here and to know that i’m on the right track. here's what i've learned since, and wish i'd known back then…. not only learn from your posts i feel like i’m not so alone 🙂. people anticipate grandeur in history dissertation topics – war, genocide, the formation of modern society. i found i had to set a big target or i just wouldn’t produce enough words. it's worth the hard work to know you've completed what's likely to be your biggest, most important, single piece of work. it helps me to think about what i might or should do differently, or at least try. is a pc version, but it’s still in beta. this on dissertation meditations and commented:Great advice from the thesis whisperer! maybe it’s the change of scenery, or maybe it’s that it’s not a screen, but i feel like i can ‘see’ the writing better when it’s in hard copy. by writing somewhat free-style like she suggests, all the freshness is there, though in raw form. i’m the last one to read the text inspired by my twitter rant, i do have excuse though – last and this week i’m on conferences. you have no one but yourself to blame if you alt-tab out of it. the actual cap in spite of outside factors, tangible as well as present selection of paints for you to soccer drills speed as well as guests meet up with more and more very long, monotonous, yet others will be upon anti-corrosive; undercoats, however incredibly durable. on the contrary you may find them valuable; in that case keep them in, but make sure they are relevant to your topic.