Rediscovering Your Writing Voice

Rediscovering Your Writing Voice

There is a wealth of strategies for overcoming writer’s block across genres. But what about rediscovering your writing voice? Whether or not you are writing, it is possible to feel cut off from your writing voice. The push to write in a voice that negates your ideas,...
Refreshing Your Courses to Avoid Burning Out

Refreshing Your Courses to Avoid Burning Out

Teaching the same (or similar) courses repeatedly has its benefits and burdens. One common perspective is that doing so saves energy for other, more institutionally valued responsibilities such as publishing. In department lingo, teaching an introductory course...
How I’m Writing During the Pandemic

How I’m Writing During the Pandemic

My already limited capacity for writing has fluctuated a lot since early March. When COVID-19 closures began, I put writing projects on hold to better support myself and others with the direct consequences of a global pandemic that has rapidly compounded pre-existing...
The Benefits of Creative Writing

The Benefits of Creative Writing

Creativity is fundamental to critical thinking, yet creative work is intellectually and institutionally devalued in schools, from K–12 to higher education. In universities in particular, creative writing is often positioned as subordinate to peer-reviewed scholarly...
Teaching Students How to Use Archival Sources

Teaching Students How to Use Archival Sources

 Scholars in virtually all academic fields study archival sources in some way, as do attorneys, organizers, artists, and cultural workers. Why, then, don’t we teach with them more often? As more and more special collections become available online, incorporating...