This post is prompted from a conversation with my CUR mentee, a relatively new faculty member who asked for advice on finding time to write. Though I am not necessarily the best role model for this, one thing that has worked for me (at least when I've been able to do it!) is a regular research writing session with a colleague, not a chemist, but another faculty member in a different discipline. Since our second year as faculty members, we set aside one afternoon per week to have lunch and then sequester ourselves away in the library or other out of the way place to write for the afternoon. We would set this up at the beginning of the semester before all the meetings got set and try to honor this appointment as much as humanly possible. We've gotten a bit lax in the last year or so (other commitments tend to creep in), but it worked really well when we were untenured faculty. What other things have people tried to get this precious time for writing?