General ac-wri advice

About academic writing

http://esl.about.com/  is an excellent starting point for a search for instruction and practice.

Helen Sword!
Her book, Stylish Academic Writing, is a game changer
Her tool, the Writer’s Diet
Her website

National University of Singapore’s CELC guide

General advice

Gopen, G.D. and Swan, J.A. (1990) The Science of Scientific Writing.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/29774235

Hengl, T., Gould, M. (2012).
The unofficial guide for authors (or how to produce research articles worth citing)
Download from
http://www.archive.org/details/TheUnofficialGuideForAuthors

Hengl, T. and Gould, M. Rules of thumb for writing research articles.
http://eusoils.jrc.it/ESDB_Archive/eusoils_docs/other/EUR22191.pdf

Landes, K. K. (1992) A scrutiny of the abstract.
http://wwwold.ece.utep.edu/courses/ee3329/ee3329/abstract.html

Landes, K. K. (1966) A scrutiny of the abstract, II
http://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/prof/abscrut.html

Mahrer, K.D. (1993). Abstracting.
http://seg.org/publications/geophysics/considerations.shtml