But lately she's been taking career advice from her neuroscience adviser and repackaging it for people aspiring to writing careers. But even repackaged, her adviser's good advice, as recounted on her blog, remains useful for aspiring scientists, too. In fact, the twist she gives it, oddly, gives it a certain freshness.
Here's a link to the first item in the series, which includes a short introduction and her first tip: Choose your projects carefully.
Since the links to the subsequent posts are none too obvious, I'll include them here:
2. Know the literature
3. Don't spread yourself too thin
4. Don't take criticism personally, and respond professionally