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.
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.