"Although nurse authors agree that writing for publication takes time and effort, the activity is very rewarding. . . . All nurses have valuable information to share, and writing for publication is a worthwhile professional accomplishment."
This excellent article addresses the importance of nurses writing about their professional experience. In part, "None of us have spare time. It just doesn't seem to exist anymore. . . . So let's reframe this: You only lack time for things that are not worth your while. I hope to convince you that submitting a manuscript . . . is very much worth your time." Excellent tips about how to plan and execute activities to get an article written.
This is a favorite article from Nurse Author & Editor. It addresses the inner critics in each of us (in their various guises) that try to stand between us and our goals to be successful writers. Gain power over negative self-talk and build self-confidence. Recommended for all nurse authors.
This superbly organized article provides lists of "tips" organized according to Richard Paul's "criteria for critical thinking." The tips are specific to the process of WRITING: ways to approach the structures of writing thoughtfully and strategically. Recommended for all nurse authors.
This is an excellent, beautifully organized article describing the elements of a scholarly article. It offers tips on preparing to write, the process of developing sections, and helpful tips on style and language mechanics. Sections: Planning Your Article; Writing Your Article, Rewriting and Polishing Your Article, Some Matters of Style, Publishing Your Article.
This article written by a journal editor provides an excellent diagram of the publication process. Excellent for new writers who might like a pictoral depiction of what happens when your article is submitted, reviewed, revised, and prepared for publication.
This article from the Chronicle for Higher Education describes a strategy for committing to and sticking with a plan to write. This approach is helpful to actually focus and make progress toward writing goals by adhering to a commitment to write 200 words a day. As motivation is one of the greatest keys to success, this strategy/model is helpful to make writing manageable.