I know how disheartening it can be to realize that the fire isn't there. But it's possible to get it back if you ask yourself some important questions.
Let's be real for a minute: good grant writing is not sexy.
No matter how ambitious, world-changing, and brilliant your idea is, the steps you need to take to write a fundable proposal are seriously mundane.
This is what I did back when I hit a major, life-threatening roadblock in graduate school and it's what I've continued to do in the face of every setback I've experienced since.
Take a peek at my system.
There's plenty to learn about grant writing strategy from an old SNL clip.
If you're stuck on writing, here's how to start.
Got a burning question about writing? WHO DOESN'T. Get all your Qs answered here.
If your writing is too extra, here's how to rein it in.
Four ways to make team writing less Lord of the Flies.
If you apply this one principle of athletic training to your writing, you'll be unstoppable.
Grant writing doesn't need to cause epic meltdowns. Here are 9 ways to make it less stressful.
One of the best ways to hook your readers is to make it easy for them. Here's how.
One of the easiest things to do when you're writing is to take your reader for granted. Here's how to give them some love.
There's a productive way to ask What's the Point, and an unproductive way. Here's the difference.
In the last post in the series, I talk about the most important thing I've learned in the nine years I've had Camurati-Engelmann Disease.
In the second part of the series I get more personal about some of the interview questions and I talk about my rock-bottom moment - the moment that changed everything.
The first of a three-part personal series inspired by my podcast interview with Jen Riday. I talk about living with a rare incurable condition called Camurati-Engelmann Disease and what I've learned from five brain surgeries in nine years.
This is by far the piece of writing advice that people hate the most. But it's genius.