It’s easy to get caught up in constructing the perfect sentence — editing it over and over, only to find that an hour has passed and your document has a scant 25 new words. Freewriting offers a way out.
As we’ve seen before, becoming a better communicator requires writing more. And the best way to write more is to create a regular habit around it. So what are some ways that you, as a scientist, can write more regularly?
I often hear from researchers asking how they can do better with their communication tasks, whether it’s grant writing, publishing journal articles, or preparing students for their presentations. These questions led me to developing my talk and paper “Adopting a communication lifestyle.”