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Rejection and acceptance

The thing about academic life – especially casual/un(der)-employed academic life – is that you are constantly putting yourself, and your work, out for judgement and scrutiny. It’s tough, unpleasant, and uncomfortable, and it’s hard to maintain the confidence necessary to … Continue reading

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I may not be a Doctor (or The Doctor), but don’t call me ‘Mrs’.

I’m still a few – or many – months away from being a Doctor. If it ever happens. However. A word of warning to the predatory, vanity publishers currently chasing me and my unpublished (and still unrevised) thesis: Don’t call … Continue reading

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Writing hard

First of all – sorry for the big gap. I had some pressing deadlines and a job interview, and as such had even less time than usual for introspection. The job interview was on Friday 13th (yeah, good thing I’m … Continue reading

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Academic writing – hiking or building?

For me, academic writing is a creative activity. I know it’s not that way for everyone – my partner, an ecologist, never felt that his writing was a creative activity. For him, creativity occurred mainly during the design phase of … Continue reading

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