10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education:
By Michael C. Munger
Most academics, including administrators, spend much of our time writing. I have never understood why our trade values, but rarely teaches, nonfiction writing.
Set goals based on output, not input.
Find a voice; don't just 'get published.'
You get ideas when you write; you don't just write down ideas.Writing can be magic, if you give yourself time, because you can produce in the mind of some other person, distant from you in space or even time, an image of the ideas that exist in only your mind at this one instant.Everyone's unwritten work is brilliant.
Put your writing ahead of your other work.
Your most profound thoughts are often wrong.
Edit your work, over and over.
If you have trouble writing, then you just haven't written enough.
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