A practical handbook designed to take the non-productive writer and turn him or her into a prolific one. Deals with writerâ€™s block; procrastination and making time to write. Provides explanations; research and activities to encourage exploring; thinking; speculating; testing; documenting; questioning and developing authority. Aimed at postgraduate students in all disciplines at universities and universities of technology who are required to write for research purposes; supervisors and academic staff. Productive writing complements two earlier research books by Cecile Badenhorst; Research writing and Dissertation writing; and focuses on important aspects of research that are not covered in those books.