Scientists share tips for combatting writer’s block: Opinion

Emily Sohn for Nature discusses several ways to deal with the common issue of writer’s block in the sciences. “Some people choose to do science because they […] want to try new things,” explains computer scientist César Soto Valero. “Then, after they realize that the research is mostly about writing research papers, they struggle a lot because they find out that writing a research paper is very hard.” Sohn highlights the tips that scientists have used to overcome their struggles to put ink to paper, such as creating a writing plan before starting a project, writing the contents of a project out of order, and managing expectations around the writing process.