Awhile back I listened to a From the Heart podcast episode (The Inner Critic [part 1 & part]) which inspired this reflection. Prompt: Write an open letter to yourself. Write your heart out to yourself. An open letter to me, Jessie:You should be proud of yourself. You have come a really long way in one … Continue reading An Exercise in Self Love: Turning Away from the Inner Critic and Leaning in to the Inner Best Friend
Hello again, all! In my last post I shared about some of the tools I use for writing. I also shared a little bit about how these tools have helped me to learn more about my writing habits and also in examining why I think/feel/act the way I do when it comes to daunting task … Continue reading Know Thyself: The Ultimate Lesson from a Writing Retreat
Happy July, readers! I have found myself having the inevitable gripey conversation with colleagues and friends about how summer has already shockingly FLOWN by. Why is it that time always speeds up when we have more time and flexibility to get our work done? I hope my prior post on the How to Write a … Continue reading How to Track Your Time to Meet Your Writing Goals
Hello, friends! I hope your summer is off to a great start. My university hosted a summer writing retreat for grad students, post-docs, and faculty members which whipped my summer writing into pretty good shape. I've been feeling inspired by the content of the retreat and want to share my thoughts/tips/questions with you! Before digging … Continue reading How to Write a Lot by Paul J. Silvia: TGSG Must-Read #1
Textbooks are EXTREMELY expensive. (not just the ones pictured here, ALL OF THEM - these may even be some of the cheaper ones...) All y’all in college know this. All of you graduate students who went to college also know this. Still, upon starting graduate school and coming to terms with being broke as f*$%, … Continue reading Answer: How Do I Save Money on Textbooks?
How do I get better at writing? I think this may be one of the few questions that plagues EVERY graduate student (and even you high achieving undergrads and post-bacs, in preparation for grad school). Regardless of area of expertise or specific grad school structure or requirements, nearly all of us have to tackle an … Continue reading Want to Tackle Your Writing Routine? Understand Your Tendency