Academics involve the search, education, and communication of knowledge. The credibility, advancement, and prestige of any specialty, program, or person involved in academics is enhanced by the quality of papers published. This occurs in the form of peer-reviewed research, along with observations and wisdom from institutional and private practice. Learning and mentoring medical manuscript writing skills is a process that improves with training and doing. The purpose of this manuscript is to serve as a guide with tips to aide the process of better writing, which may be particularly helpful to those in search of writing skills mentorship.