“You can get yourself to tackle a tough paper by thinking, ‘It’s just a rough draft no one will ever see.’ Regardless of how we trick ourselves into writing, the fact is that we simply must write. Start on an easy section.”
Shelley Taylor and Joanne Martin, “The Academic Marathon: Controlling One’s Career,” in The Compleat Academic, ed. John M. Darley, Mark P. Zanna, and Henry L. Roediger III (2nd ed.; Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2004), 372.
Henry L. Roediger III! Isn’t that an impressive name? I’m sure that any advice endorsed by Henry L. Roediger III can be taken to the bank. And . . . gosh, doesn’t that serious academic advice sound an awful lot like Julia Cameron and Anne Lamott?
Coincidence? You decide.