Dec 12, 2015


After reading ” how to write a lot”, I learnt many things. This book is really good and I understand why Dr.London introduce this book to us. Absolutely, I will introduce this books to other people too.

The key success of how to write a lot is to write. No way to improve your writing if you don’t write. I watched the TED talk about how to be a successful soccer player. The coach said ” repetition, repetition, and repetition.” Writing is a skill. Becoming a productive writer requires a lot of practices. Other than that, if we know other strategies to improve our writing, we can make a good writing.

The chapter about summiting the manuscripts and writing a book may sound too far from a new researcher like me. Publishing the article is the goal of all researchers. We can officially tell the world about what we have done. But the process of publication is not a bed of roses. Our articles can be accepted or rejected. Luckily, even though it is not accepted, we can resubmit it. It can be an intense moment of a researcher. Thus, my professor had a big celebration after his paper was accepted.

Writing a book is a challenge. It would be great if we have our own books, also have some people who like our works. But it’s a long way to be the success one. It requires a lot of determinations, efforts, and a great heart. It was my great opportunity to read this book. It also gave me a great inspiration to write. I hope that I could be able to write well for both general and academic topics. Finally, I can grow up as a researcher who produces a good writing.


One thought on “Dec 12, 2015

  1. jeremilondon says:

    Glad you were able to finish the book! I remember it being a transformative book for me, and it sounds like you got a lot out of reading it as well!

    I can totally relate to what you’re saying about the emotional rollercoaster that goes with the process of publishing. Ironically, just last week, I received two emails about two different papers — one paper was rejected from a journal, and the other led to me receiving the “Best Paper” award for the conference! Talk about irony! As we work together as a team to talk about publications stemming from our research, let’s make time during our research group meetings to reflect on/mentally process the emotional aspect of engaging in scholarly work. It’s not trivial. 🙂


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