I participated a Scientific Writing workshop last semester. The tips were similar and then I started to use this suggestions. It really works, do it! Write daily, for example I usually start writing in the morning and for two hours, I shut down my phone, say to my friends and colleagues that I had a meeting with my manuscript and only concentrate writing. Here is a little planning tips from workshop: (imagine that you need to write only a paragraph and use timing on the list)
1-Define your topic (What are your questions) – 3 min.
2-Find informations you need (references, statistical terms etc.) – 3 mins.
13. Include a title on your proposal. I'm amazed at how often the title is left for the end of the student's writing and then somehow forgotten when the proposal is prepared for the committee. A good proposal has a good title and it is the first thing to help the reader begin to understand the nature of your work. Use it wisely! Work on your title early in the process and revisit it often. It's easy for a reader to identify those proposals where the title has been focused upon by the student. Preparing a good title means: