How To End The Fear Of Dissertation Writing?
Do you have to write your dissertation and you feel intimidated? You have no clue how to write your dissertation? Don’t worry, we will guide you here. If you want to write your dissertation, but you feel intimidated, then there is nothing to worry about, because this feeling is normal. Most students feel the same way (yes, they feel intimidated) when they are asked to write a lengthy dissertation. So, you are not alone. Now, the most important thing is that how you can end this fear? Its obvious that just by sitting and wondering wont be helpful at all. In fact, it will make the situation worse as you will waste your time. So, the first thing to do is to make up your mind that you are now going to write your dissertation and you wont feel intimidated at all. Now, having said that, lets talk about the cure that how you can end this fear once and for all. See, you need to be honest to yourself now. What do I mean by that? I mean, you need to honestly analyze your skills and determine what actually is stopping you from writing your dissertation.
There are several things that you need to analyze. Again, analyze yourself without hiding your weaknesses. Be honest to yourself and you will find it easy to discover the real problem. For example: Do you speak English as your second language and this is why you are not able to write your dissertation? Do you speak English as your first language, but still you cant write your dissertation because you simply hate writing? Do you think that you are not good at finding information and thus you wont be able to collect enough information to write your dissertation successfully? Are you shy and you think that it will be impossible for you to conduct Primary research? Now, these are just some of the questions that you should ask yourself. Now, determine what problem you are actually facing. If you are unable to write your dissertation because of language barrier, then what can be the solution? You need to dig down deeper now. Is your vocabulary bad? Is your grammar not good at all and you cant write your sentences correctly? Or, is there any other problem that you are facing? Once you know the problem, the next thing you need to do is to find the solution to the problem. See, you are the only person who can end your own fear. No one can help until you make up your mind that you will help yourself and complete this task successfully. Your firm commitment will help you complete your dissertation successfully.
There are some readers who prefer ebooks, and some who prefer print books. The latter group is larger, but those publishers are harder to sell your writing to. I want to be published in both mediums, because I want all the readers I can get. Before you epublish, check the contract to be sure you can publish the EDITED work in print later. If you know your book just plain won’t ever make it into traditional print, print-on-demand (POD) is an option. Some of my books fall into this category. The best epublishers will simultaneously publish your work electronically and in POD format, at no cost to you. A lot of authors swear by self-publication, but the prospect just plain scares me. All that promo, all that self-editing, maybe driving around the countryside with a back seat full of books. I’m a writer, not a salesman. I self-published once, in the pre-POD days. Mom handled the sales. I had fun and broke even. With POD, at least it’s easier (and probably cheaper) to self-publish than it was in 1989, because you’ll never get stuck with a large unsold inventory. 1000. Don’t pay the higher price!
Price shop. Also, remember that POD places publish any author who pays, giving them a real credibility problem with some reviewers and readers, and that they do no marketing. It doesn’t matter how you publish your book. Self-published, epublished, POD, or traditional print publishing from a small press or an absolute powerhouse. Marketing falls largely on you, and the same things always work. Book signings, book reviews and interviews in the local newspapers and on radio. Or Oprah, but what are our chances? If you write to them all, you’re a spammer. Plus, it’ll take ages. Look for the ones with a legitimate interest and fire away. If you find a stale URL, and I think you will, look for the name of that media outlet at some place like Google. Spend some time looking for the right press contacts, spend some time writing your press release, and do what you can. Most of these sites list email, snail mail, and phone numbers.
Since I live in Asia, I’ve only used email. Book reviews, author interviews, book listing sites, and book contests are something we can all do, regardless of where we live. Aside from two radio interviews and a seminar in Hong Kong, and some emailed press releases to the LOCAL media back in the US which may or may not have succeeded in anything, my marketing has come from the Internet. I have a website. I have a newsletter. I write free articles such as this one. You found me somehow, right? Here’s the type of message I receive often in email. To be more precise, in spam. It doesn’t work that way. Need I use the words dot-com bust? My website is free. My newsletter is free. I don’t buy mailing lists, I don’t harvest email addresses, and I don’t spam. I want interested traffic, not just sheer numbers. Do you think the Phoenicians tried to sell sails to people a thousand miles from water?