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How to best tackle your draft when you have blank-page syndrome

We’ve all been there – staring at the blinking cursor on our all-too-white Word document waiting for inspiration to strike. Blank-page syndrome in manuscript preparation can lead to enormous amounts of wasted time and word-vomited first drafts that require significant editing overhauls. Fortunately, the order in which you draft your manuscript can be one of

Does your cover letter provide an overall picture or a jumble of pieces?

Recapping from our previous post on what not to include in cover letters, there was a list of items that that your cover letter SHOULD include: an indication that you are familiar with the content that the journal typically publishes a BRIEF, DIRECT description of where the field, which fits the journal, stands (1 paragraph MAX) an

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