http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2013/06/24/literary-voice-developing-it-and-defining-it/ I recently received feedback from one of my supervisors on a draft. They requested that I develop my 'voice', and then elaborated no further. As an incredibly verbose person I benefit very little from simple statements with no context or guidance. This is something that this supervisor has yet to work around, and something… Continue reading Writerly ‘Voice’
March 16, 2018 To Whom This May Concern, I'm not going to remind you of who I am because quite frankly I've emailed you all so often that you should be able to identify my message's arrival by the timbre of the alert tone. The fact that I'm an awkward hybrid of student and staff… Continue reading Fantasy Email to Admin
Hi everyone! I stopped taking 'New Years' Resolutions' seriously when I was about 17, after realizing that making commitments at specific times of year was meaningless if you weren't willing to follow them through, and you lacked the support you needed from loved ones. Let's just say the period of Lent that followed was not… Continue reading Resolutions of Things I Will Ask Of Others
December 20, 2017 Dear Professor, How is your December going? Any good news on your projects? My work is going well, as I'm sure you know, and I'm just checking in before the office closes for the holidays. Actually, I have a question. Are you taking time off for the holidays, or am I holding… Continue reading A Fantasy Email to my Professor
In my very earliest memories, I was surrounded by good teachers. Women who patiently sat and taught me to read, to write, and think. To question my surroundings, to analyse texts, and to break outside the box to become something more than the standard. They're some pretty big shoes to fill. When my professor says… Continue reading Being a Good Teacher
https://xkcd.com/1906/ I know the feeling.
...and still have your husband wondering what you're doing tomorrow. For those other organised people out there in long-term, cohabiting relationships, you know precisely what I mean. The Process I have a personal diary in whatever bag I take with me, a Desk-diary with everything and anything written in it, a month-per-view calendar, and a… Continue reading How To Be The Best At Time Management…