Valuing your writing: making a time budget

Remember back to when you wanted to make your first big purchase? Mine was a bass guitar. As red and glossy as early summer cherries, it beckoned from the music store window. I’d stand on the pavement outside, palms pressed to the glass, day-dreaming like the protagonist in the opening scenes of a coming-of-age movie. […]

You and writing deadlines: BFFs or toxic frenemies?

Ever missed a writing deadline? Missed one in the past few months? Maybe even a few of them? Crucially, have any of these been self-imposed deadlines? If so, it’s probably time to reassess your relationship with your writing targets. In the early days of a long-form writing project (and particularly for a PhD), it’s easy to shrug […]

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