Become a more productive writer in 2013 Published: January 18, 2013 By: Patrick McMahon Do you have writing goals for your thesis or dissertation in the new year? Have you resolved to be a more productive writer in 2013? If so, join a community of writers by subscribing to the Productive Writer listserv to receive emails twice a month with writing advice and strategies. Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, the Productive Writer is free and open to all, especially graduate students writing papers, proposals, theses, and dissertations. It’s easy to join; just provide your email address. You’ll soon begin receiving messages, every other week, about managing your time for greater writing productivity, reducing distractions, staying motivated, revising and editing, binge writing, communicating with your advisor, dealing with writer’s block, and managing procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies.