Motivation and Encouragement for Dissertation Writers Across Disciplines

TD:D Blog Carnival: Volume 9, Edition 2

In TD:D Blog Carnival, Uncategorized on April 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

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

I’ve been hard at work crafting a book proposal for my dissertation – my deadline is June 1st – so I’m sorry things have been a little quiet around here!  I hope your writing is going well and that you find something useful from the links below.

Enjoy this week’s posts and make sure to check back soon for another edition.

Recover from Writing Burn Out: 18 Tips for Writing with Gusto by Tess Marshall

“Burnout can be described as severe exhaustion, feeling depleted, running on empty and lack of inspiration and motivation. Frankly, you feel like you don’t give a damn.  You begin doubting your capabilities and the value of your work. Your enthusiasm and energy have vanished.”

3 Paradigm Shifts to Help Make Your Writing Meaningful by Ollin Morales

“Because all of today’s bad news is making you feel less and less like your writing means anything in the grand scheme of things. Which in the end makes you stop writing. And in that way your existential crisis has EVERYTHING  to do with your writing.”

Fear and Loathing in Academia by Denise Horn

“This month’s question regarding life balance—how we deal with writer’s block—started me thinking about how I feel about writing. It’s always been an important part of my life, but in my career as an academic, writing has become my biggest source of anxiety.”

What to Do When You Hit a Wall by Joel Runyon

Walls come up a lot in life. The difference between the people that do the impossible and those that don’t, are that the people that do the impossible, don’t let the walls stop them.”

5 Steps to Overcoming Writer Regression by Ollin Morales

“We’ve all had those moments when we’ve felt like we’re taking two steps back, instead of one step forward.”

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

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