Elisa Webb describes herself as a student, teacher, writer – her debut novel Darkling Park was published with Patrician Press. In this week’s episode she shares her journey through building a successful career; through burnout and depression; and on into a Practice-based Southern Gothic Imaginative Writing PhD.  

We talk about the experience of crisis/crossroads and how Elisa decided to make returning to study for a PhD a positive step forward.  

We talk about being a first generation student going to university.

Elisa discusses the advantages and disadvantages of being a mature student and juggling caring responsibilities with researching.

She also shares some top tips to help with focus and clarifying your thinking.

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