A reader wrote asking for a post on how to write a book while working at a teaching-intensive university. I put out a request for a guest post on the subject on Facebook, and Steve Engler responded with this account of writing a book while teaching … [Read more...] about Eight Tips on Writing Efficiently while Overloaded with Teaching, Service and Kids (A Guest Post)
A reader wrote asking for a post on how to write a book while working at a teaching-intensive university. I put out a request for a guest post on the subject on Facebook, and Katherine Vukadin responded with this account of writing a book while … [Read more...] about Writing Your Book While Juggling Teaching and Kids (A Guest Post)
There is some advice I give that I believe in fiercely and will defend to the death (ref: Should I Do an Edited Collection?). And then there is some advice I give that I am very willing to concede may be wrong or at least, less than completely (or … [Read more...] about Of Cover Letters and Magic (A Follow-up Post)
Today's post is a special request post for several clients who have written to inquire how to write a cover letter for the submission of an article manuscript to a journal. ****Addendum (4/29/13): Please read the follow up to this post, "Of Cover … [Read more...] about How To Write a Journal Article Submission Cover Letter
Today’s post is in response to a reader who wrote in asking, “does the status of the press matter when seeking to publish your book?” Sometimes I am surprised by what people ask me, and this is one of those times. Does anyone not know the answer to … [Read more...] about Does the Status of the Press Matter?
No. Let me say it again: No. Let's put it a different way: You: But, it's just the papers from a conference panel. Is it ok then? Me: No. You: But, I'm co-editing it, so I don't have to do all the work. Is it ok then? Me: No. And, … [Read more...] about Should I Do an Edited Collection?
This is a Q and A that arose on the blog this week, following the blog post, How To Write a Book Proposal. I've been asked this question many times. This is my answer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Q: Karen, can I ask you to … [Read more...] about Should I Send Out a Book Proposal Before the Manuscript is Completely Finished?
Apologies for missing Tuesday's post and then delaying on Thursday's post. I had a family health crisis (thankfully, fully resolved) that kept me away from the computer this week. Today's post is a Special Request post for K, who asks, what can a … [Read more...] about What To Do Now in Grad School (Special Request Post)
[July 2019 Update below by Jacqueline Barlow, Open Access Officer at The University of Winchester in Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom--please read] Today we are honored to have a guest post by Kathryn Hume, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English … [Read more...] about The Perils of Publishing Your Dissertation Online
NOTE: An expanded and updated version of this post can now be found in Chapter 51 of my new book, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job. I am keeping a shortened version here, but for the complete discussion … [Read more...] about Dr. Karen’s Foolproof Grant Template