Stuck on the Intro? Write it Last.

Don’t let the blank screen and ghosts of deleted intro paragraphs haunt you and keep you stuck.

You don’t have to start writing from your intro; you can start in the middle and come back to your intro once you’ve figured out where you’ve gone.

When I was a philosophy graduate student, I had lots of opportunities to struggle with writing. I was continually juggling 4–6 papers, half of which were in classes that I wasn’t interested or invested in enough to have strong opinions about.