Writing together encourages the limping writer. Ten of us on the Police Knowledge Fund project spent time away to write about our research. We set targets for each day, identified publications and decided who would be lead writer on each paper and we have shared areas on Dropbox where we’re placing our papers.
Such a writing session is useful for focusing thoughts. One target was to write the abstract for a paper, which means you need to know what your research question was, and that you have the data to address it. That at the end of the week we have five partly written papers in our Dropbox suggests at least a modicum of success. Now we have to complete each paper and get it published.