Prof. Robert Boice’s Rules of the Road for Writers

Prof. Robert Boice offers a series of rules and advice for writers to improve their productivity and well-being. Some key points include working in short, regular sessions and taking breaks, spending time on pre-writing and rewriting, and socializing about writing with other writers. Boice emphasizes the importance of not getting caught in reactive self-talk and avoiding the temptation to binge write. When seeking feedback, he suggests calmly listening and finding common ground while recognizing that not everyone will appreciate or read your work as carefully as you would like. Boice also offers additional resources for overcoming procrastination and improving work habits.

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