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The most useful textbook & academic posts of the week: May 11, 2018

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One thing's for certain in life. The future is always unwritten. No matter the past experiences or institutional standards, we must change, adapt, and grow with each day - and our writing must as well. This week's collection of articles from around the web begins with writing habits, creative research methods, practices for overcoming writer's block, and ways to evaluate data sources. It continues with exploration of fears and uncertainties related to sharing grant applications and pursuing a PhD as a single parent. Finally, we close with considerations of changes in subscription models, including cancellations of traditional journal subscriptions by universities, and the impact of recent changes in how Facebook is sharing data with the research community. M. Kirin reminds all authors that "you're writing someone's 'future' favorite book." Despite any challenges, fear, anxieties, or past experiences, I hope this week you can focus on the future and share your message through your writing.

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