#followfriday Suggestions

#followfriday (or #ff) is a tradition started by Micah Baldwin (according to Mashable), whereby you name Twitter user your followers should know about. It is important to provide information about the name user, to help others decide whether to follow them. Hence, in addition to naming interesting users on Twitter, I provide a bit of background information on them in here. Enjoy!

Writing is an uphill struggle. You may have read extensively in your field, be swimming in great data and bursting to tell the world about your findings… but, then, you face that blank screen or piece of paper and all your good will vanishes. It takes a lot of discipline and self-belief to plough on and produce that paper, book or report.

If you would like to tap into useful writing advice, to be connected with others going through exactly the same challenges and frustrations, to have some gentle peer-pressure… then you should follow @PhD2Published

Their AcBoWriMo effort, inspired by the popular National Novel Writing Month initiative is just one of the ways in which @PhD2Published have helped me. You can also learn about writing / editing software, writing techniques and so on.

Don’t be fooled by the twitter bio for this account. It states that @PhD2Published provides ‘Academic book publishing advice for first timers!’ but, really, it caters for much more than book publishing and I am sure that even seasoned writers will find the content relevant.

Previous follow friday recommendations (in alphabetical order):
@liveBarefoot – redefining bookstores (Oct., 14th 2011)
@mrsoaroundworld – for the hedonist in you (Oct., 21st 2011)
@myographer – management, pirates and personal branding (Oct., 7th 2011)
@OxfordCityGuide – helps you make the most of living in Oxford (Sep., 30th 2011)
@PaulFennemore – for a strategic view on the potential and pitfalls of social commerce (Oct., 28th 2011)

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