Publishing Without Perishing

The below sections comprise the Appendix to my book The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: the Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block, which discusses why graduate students, faculty, and other academic writers have trouble writing and finishing their work.

The main part of the book discusses the seven major constraints on most writers’ productivity – procrastination, perfectionism, resource deficiencies, time deficiencies, ineffective work processes, ambivalence, unhealed traumatic rejections, and exploitative career paths – and tells you how to overcome those so you can regain your joyful productivity. Order a copy here.

Thanks for visiting! Hillary

A.1 The Rules of the Game
A.2 A Symposium on Academic Oppression
A.3 Advice for Graduate Students I. Managing Your Relationship with Your Advisor
A.4 Advice for Graduate Students II. When Researching and Writing Your Thesis
A.5 Regarding Academic Couples
A.6 Advice for Advisors
A.7 Some Unvarnished Thoughts on MFA Programs and the “Literary Industrial Complex”
A.8 MFA Programs Cost Too Much
A.9 Don’t Procrastinate by Going to School