Motivation and Encouragement for Dissertation Writers Across Disciplines

TD:D Blog Carnival: Volume 2, Edition 4

In online resources, TD:D Blog Carnival on August 26, 2010 at 5:00 am

Welcome to another edition of the TD:D Blog Carnival!

After this week, Website Wednesday posts will be combined with blog carnival posts on Thursdays.

Enjoy the posts and make sure to check back next week for another edition.

The Writing Life

Sticking Points by Stephen Pressfield

Pressfield offers some great motivational ideas for when you hit the writing wall.  Here’s a sample: “Have you ever hit the wall? I have. Over and over. On any project–I don’t care how dazzlingly it starts out–inevitably the truck runs into a lake of goo.”

Help! I’ve fallen (into my dissertation) and can’t get out! by Lady Scientist

Read about the real experience of a dissertation writer: “Prior to this time, I always laughed at people who said that this was the most painful part of the graduate school process. I mean, how painful could it be?”

Daily Writing

OhLife Is a Self-Referencing and Email-Based Journaling Tool by Jason Fitzpatrick

Need a reminder to write daily?  What about one in your email inbox?

For Fun

Bite-Sized Edits

Ever wish you could get points for your editing?  Now you can hone your revision skills in competition with other writers!  When you sign-up for a free account, you can even add your own texts to get edited…

Epic Win

Want a little extra motivation to get your dissertation to-dos completed?  iphone users can now play this RPG where you level-up as you cross things off your list of things to be done.  Click here to watch a trailer for the app.

The TD:D blog carnival is published weekly on Thursday mornings.

If you would like to submit a post for the TD:D blog carnival, email your link to tododissertation[at]gmail[dot]com by the previous Wednesday at noon.


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