Resources

Grant Seeking in Higher Education: Strategies and Tools for College Faculty (Amazon book)

Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded (Amazon book)

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper (Amazon book)

The Elements of Style (Amazon book)

(Note that some good books on medical writing are also providing sound advice on more general scientific writing)

The Complete Guide to Medical Writing (Amazon book)

How to Report Statistics in Medicine: Annotated Guidelines for Authors, Editors, and Reviewers (Amazon book)

Using Tenses in Scientific Writing (links to PDF)

Style Points for Scientific Writing (links to PDF)

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
– Mark Twain

“The adverb is not your friend.”
-Stephen King

“You can make anything by writing.”
-C.S. Lewis

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
-John Steinbeck

“Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.”
-John Updike

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
-Nathaniel Hawthorne