Before you pour that tumbler of vodka and congratulate yourself on submitting your application one minute before the deadline (c'mon, we've all done it): take 10 minutes to write a few things down. I'll take you through what to include.
Writing a proposal for NIH or CIHR is a big freaking deal. But if you do it right, you don't need to drop everything else and run around with your hair on fire to get it done. Here are a few tips.
Read my answer to a client question about how specific to be in a grant proposal.
Does your work feed your fulfillment? Or does it mostly feed you a shit sandwich? Time to ask yourself some tough questions.
Do you really want to quit, or do you just need a rest? HALT before you leave.
DIY revising and editing in a step-by-step guide, plus a downloadable checklist to make the process even easier. You're welcome.
This simple approach to planning will help you get a ton of writing done this summer.
You know you're not supposed to multi-task. So why do you multi-goal?
How to stop being intimidated by your writing.
How do you know whether quitting is the right decision? Here's how to figure it out.
Break the "I should be writing" pattern with these six tips.
Do this, and you're more likely to get what you ask for.
This piece of advice (from an ex-boyfriend) turned a blah presentation into the best talk I've ever given.
The real key to being a productive academic writer has less to do with goals, plans, and efficiency, and more to do with this.
A lot of people I work with, whether they're applying for research grants or non-profit funding, have the same question: How do I know what the funder wants? Here are five ways to find out.
Make sure your grant application passes this test so that it doesn't get ignored.
Apply this habit and watch your writing productivity go through the roof.
Here are five reasons why goal-setting can fail.
How I wrote 32,000 words without really trying.
Once I noticed how I was sabotaging myself, things finally started to change.