Beyond the Blank Page: 9 Proven Strategies to Help You Stop Procrastinating and Write Your Manuscript

Date: Thursday, February 28, 1-2 p.m. ET


Mary Beth AverillPresenter: Mary Beth Averill, PhD, MSW, Academic Coach and author of How to Become an Academic Coach

For some people, staring at that first blank page is the hardest part of the writing task. Others have good start up energy and ideas but struggle to maintain momentum. Finally, are those who wrestle with completing a manuscript and sending it out. Mary Beth Averill, PhD, presents nine strategies to help you with organization, motivation, time management, and editing from start to finish whether you are writing an academic book, journal article, or dissertation.

Mary Beth Averill, PhD, MSW, has been coaching and teaching academic writers for over 30 years. She wrote a dissertation in biology and an MSW thesis. She is the coauthor of two recent books: How to Become an Academic Coach and Scaling the Ivory Tower: Your Academic Job Search Workbook (in press). As an adjunct Professor at the Smith College School for Social Work, she taught Research Methods and Writing for Professional Publication. Contact her at [email protected] or through her website at


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