How was your grant season? Even if it didn’t go exactly how you’d expected it to go, remember, there is no perfect grant proposal, and… Read More »Sept 2019 Roundup – Cormac McCarthy, grant-writing tips, and more!
I have a secret, guys. After grant season, I am WAY behind on…well, literally everything. There was so much work in Aug/Sept, that I had… Read More »Join me! Why November is the ultimate month to find your writing mojo
Phew, Marie Curie postdoc fellowship applications were finally submitted almost two weeks ago now, and I just now feel like I am catching my breath!… Read More »10 repeat mistakes from this year’s fellowships…avoid them for a killer application
At a recent workshop on manuscript writing, I was very surprised at how many attendees (>25%) said that composing the title was the most difficult… Read More »Does Your Manuscript Title Include These Three Key Components?
There is one giant underused opportunity I see in a large majority of the papers I work with, which comes in the conclusion and final… Read More »Most papers make this conclusion mistake. How to finish strong!
Many scientists realize that to attract readers, the abstract and introduction need to capture attention and peak interest in a manuscript. To make your manuscript… Read More »Results need context, too! How to maintain interest in the details.
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This is according to a new opinion piece published in PNAS, at least, but we already agree with them or we wouldn’t be here! The… Read More »Better writing CAN boost your impact – now with data!
The abstract of a paper is not an afterthought. Nor is it a summary nor a Frankenstein-like compilation of the first sentences of each section.… Read More »How to Write Compelling Abstracts (Free gift!)
Writing is a touchy subject in academia. Basically, everyone should be writing, and no one is writing nearly enough. Ask anyone, from a graduate student… Read More »How to set a writing resolution that sticks