A friend sent me this link at 4am during finals week when I was on the edge of just giving up on a paper. NEVER DO THIS. And it helped me get through a few extra pages. You can also find Henry Miller’s Writing Commandments on this link.
So if you ever feel like you need an extra caboose on writing, academically or not, definitely check out his tips.
I love his second to last bullet: You’re a Genius all the time.
Cheryl Straying…this one goes out to karen (I particularly like the part where she talks about the fact that you don’t actually get to decide, in the end, whether what you’ve written is “great literature” other people will decide that anyway…).