Scott Hotaling, faculty at Washington State University, developed some advice for graduate students about publishing papers based on his reflections on his own experiences as a graduate student. He summarized his advice in this list, which I reproduce here from his article:
The entire article is worth reading for the many practical tips. My favorite is his Tip #3, Cultivate a Writing Habit. He emphasized that graduate students and faculty are professional writers (a fact often overlooked) and offered valuable tips for making writing a habit.
Hotaling, S. (2018). Publishing papers while keeping everything in balance: Practical advice for a productive graduate school experience. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, 11, 35–46. doi:10.4033/iee.2018.11.5.f