Writing Workshop

I have been teaching writing since 2014. I have acted as both a writing tutor and an instructor of record. Currently, I run graduate writing workshops for UCI School of Humanities.

Writing Challenges


I recently completed 100 days of writing (1/20-5/29)

My goal: 1 hour a day for 100 days.

I wrote 1 hour for 97 days


  • Applied to 2 grants
  • Finished the 1st chapter of my dissertation
  • Literature Review for Chapters 2 & 3
  • Outlined argument for Chapters 2 & 3
  • Applied to 1 summer workshop
  • Applied to 1 conference
  • Submitted 1 article to a journal
  • Applied to 1 graduate student researcher position
  • Wrote dissertation proposal
  • Defended dissertation proposal 
  • Candidacy exam — advanced to candidacy!

Other mentions

  • Wrote 1 fictional story
  • Ran a marathon!

I accomplished a lot and I received a lot of rejections.

With my writing group, I celebrate rejections too!

WHY? Because it means I sent something out.


  • Center for Ethics and Education graduate summer institute
  • Graduate Student Workshop that precedes Education Ethics: A Field-Launching Conference
  • UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement 2020-2021 Fellows Program
  • Publication into the Journal of Philosophy of Education
  • Center for Medical Humanities GSR Position 2020-2021

The only way to increase the chances of producing something great is to produce a lot. 

Interested in celebrating your rejections? Join our writing group! Send me an email for more information.

Simonton’s Equal-Odds Rule: “The relationship between the number of hits and the total number of works produced in a given time period is positive, linear, stochastic, and stable.”

Simonton, 1997, p. 73