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Back to school: Writing

Posted by , on 13 September 2022

With the start of the academic year, we are continuing to dive into our archives to remind you of some the fantastic content that we hope will help you have a great year! This week we focus on writing, and we’ll start with a reminder that one of our favourite quotes from John Wallingford, the creator of the #devbiolwriteclub.

“Writing is like a sport.  You only get good at it if you practice, with intent, every day.”

You can find John’s series of posts from the #devbiolwriteclub here, including a mention of his spin-off #devbiolgrantclub

We also have Grant writing advice for PhD students and Postdocs from Elisa Genie

For tips and tricks on concise science writing, our Reviews Editor Alex Eve shares his #wordcountchop article, while, our Senior Editor Seema Grewal takes us through the process of writing review articles from planning to the finished article.

If you are interested in practising your writing skills, we always welcome new authors on the Node. Please get in contact with us at if you would like to discuss your ideas, or to get help with planning or editing. You can also get involved in science communication on our sister sites preLights and FocalPlane. preLights is where ECRs highlight preprints of their choice  – you can find out how and why you should get involved here. Whilst FocalPlane is focussed on all things microscopy including ‘How to’ posts and blog series, among many other types of content that you can contribute to. You can find out how to get involved here.

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