I love writing. REALLY love writing. I want a job in academia because it means I can write for a job. I am often asked why I don’t set up a consultancy business that could potentially bring in far more cash than a post-doctoral fellowship. Cash is very tempting, but in all honesty, do you do something for the love or the money? When it comes to writing, I choose love and I don’t care where or how I am doing it, I just want to do it.
The need to write is physical. I feel it welling up from my abdomen, tingling through my arms and down to my fingers. I don’t pretend to be a good writer, just a bit addicted. Hopefully one day I will be good. The only way to get good is to practice.
I have a few techniques I use to satisfy the…
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