Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: June 5, 2020

“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” ~Isabelle Lafleche“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” Isabelle Lafleche is credited with this quote framing our weekly collection of posts. So what is your passion? Where is your courage? And what do you need to align the two?

Perhaps some of the ideas below will help build the courage or clarify your passion, or both. We have found resources on enhancing visual thinking, organizing research notes, online learning, pursuing, planning, and progressing on a PhD, and additional writing quotes to motivate you on the journey.

We’ve also found information on current issues and events in the academic writing realm including diversity and inclusion, research impact, research career paths, copyright, and Read & Publish deals. Whatever your passion, find ways to build the courage you need to pursue it this week. Happy writing! [Read more…]

10 MORE inspirational writing quotes [In photos]

Are you in need of a little motivation to jump-start the writing process? Or how about a break from writing to get you re-inspired? Sometimes all it takes to get the words flowing are a few minutes to read inspiring quotes, a fresh brewed cup of coffee, and time to relax. So, enjoy these quotes and happy writing! [Read more…]

10 Inspirational writing quotes: In photos

Some days require a little extra motivation to fill a blank page with meaningful words. Other days require reassurance that you aren’t alone in the writing struggle. Finally, there are days when you just need to take a break and read a few quotes about writing to inspire you. So, allow yourself to take a break and enjoy these 10 inspirational writing quotes.

Stephen King — 'If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.'“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” -Stephen King [Read more…]

When you need writing inspiration

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to help you jump-start your creativity or break your writer’s block. Here are some writing inspirations. To view more, visit TAA’s Pinterest board, Writer’s Inspiration. Share your writing inspirational quotes in the comments section, or email them to

Write Without Fear. Edit Without Mercy.Authors must persist in the face of rejection and not take rejection personally.

Too much academic writing is fear-based. Writing clearly requires courage.

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