How to Write More (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not About Time)

I asked academic women joining my I Should Be Writing! Facebook group:  “What’s the biggest obstacle between you and writing more?” Here’s what you all said: “Time!” “Time management and my teaching load at a teaching intensive university” “Time and motivation”...

How I Published the Semester I Came Back from Maternity Leave

During academic year 2015-2016, I had the longest and most amazing maternity leave with my third (and last!) baby. When I came back to work in Fall 2017, my two edited volumes and an article in Anthropology and Education Quarterly were published. Now, because my...

Should I Write Over Break?

OK, here’s the short answer: no. Now for the long answer. If you’re like me, you have amazingly good intentions to do all kinds of things that end up being pushed aside until classes are over or you have some sort of other formal “break.” These things often include...

Should I Write Over Break?

OK, here’s the short answer: no. Now for the long answer. If you’re like me, you have amazingly good intentions to do all kinds of things that end up being pushed aside until classes are over or you have some sort of other formal “break.” These things often include...

Responding to Writing Criticism

Nobody likes to hear criticism, especially of their writing. One of the biggest things holding many academic women back from writing and publishing more is the fear that our writing will be met with difficult-to-hear critique. But not all criticism is equal: there is...

How to Write an Academic Mission Statement

Writing an Academic Mission Statement is the first step to finding focus and taking control of your career. If you feel like you are constantly putting out fires, that you are reacting instead of acting when opportunities (and problems) come your way, then you need an...

Writing as Self-Care

The more I think about writing in academia, the more I see its parallels with exercise. We know, logically, that we need to exercise our bodies. We know that exercise is an investment in ourselves and our health. We’re stronger, we sleep better, we can more easily...

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