Although data supporting sabbaticals is scant, there is some evidence that they provide an increased sense of well-being, reduce burnout, increase knowledge, and can improve academic progress through time for reflection, networking, and development of new research areas and ideas.
The key to becoming a productive writer is to determine which of these plans works for you.
This paper will provide ways to increase and improve writing.
We will also suggest personal habits that promote productive writing.
As writing becomes more spontaneous it becomes easier to translate thoughts into words.
Writing exercises are frequently used as a way to get into the habit of daily writing and to overcome writer’s block by both creative fiction writers and nonfiction writers.
It is good practice to schedule writing blocks on the calendar every week as immutable items, thereby setting aside time that is uninterrupted by e-mail, clinical concerns, resident questions, or meetings.
Daily writing provides consistency that can translate into idea generation and clarity of thought.
“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.
You need to start somewhere.” ~Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life No one is born a great writer. Faculty development programs can teach people how to structure papers, what to write about, where to submit, and what to do when your paper is rejected, but really learning how to write involves writing a rough draft, editing it, and then editing it some more.