What a scientific career teachings you about writing, and vice versa…

When I was at school, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be a novelist or a scientist. And my teachers stuck to the fiction that the two were completely different. Since then, I’ve found out that success in academia required me to be at least 30% a writer (so far, I’ve been about 60% a scientist, 30% a writer and 10% a project manager). From hanging around writer’s conferences, I’ve noticed that most fiction writers do not have a day job in science, and so, I think it gives me a… Read More