Welcome!

This site contains the entire Appendix to my book The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: the Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block (Infinite Art, 2011), which focuses just on the needs of graduate students and other academic writers.

The nine chapters of that Appendix are located under the “Publishing Without Perishing” menu.

The “Writing Tips” menu contains some of my most popular general articles on writing and other topics.

I set up this site because I really like and admire graduate students and other academics, and believe scholarship plays a vital role in our lives and society. So I’d like as many graduate students as possible to succeed, and in particular to overcome the forces of institutional oppression and perfectionism in their careers.

I hope the information on this site helps you get way more productive and way less stressed–and please check out my other sites, www.hillaryrettig.com and www.lifelongactivist.com for lots more free articles and other resources.

In the “Publishing Without Perishing” text, you’ll find frequent references to the rest of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific. The ebook is only $3.95 and if the topics I write about speak to your needs, it will probably be the best money you ever spend relative to your career. Buy it here.

And, if you’re really serious about boosting your productivity as fast as possible, or are facing an immediate challenge, nothing catalyzes productivity faster than individualized coaching. Learn more about my coaching here. (All coaching clients get a free ecopy of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific.)

Best wishes to you in your work and other endeavors.

Hillary