AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) 2021

Need to get some writing done before the end of the year? November is academic writing month! Join the HDR community online for a festival of writing, set your writing goals and have some company along the way.

Why do it?

Writing always seems to take longer than we expect, and for lots of us it’s really very hard work – so we procrastinate and procrastinate… Breaking through your usual barriers and establishing the habit of writing is very motivating. AcWriMo will kickstart your writing and provide a community to help you succeed.

How does it work?

You decide how many words you are going to write each day, or how many hours you will devote to writing each day. Aim high, but within reach. At the end of each day enter your output for the day; at the end of each week, tally the results and brag about your total. Sign up here and register your output here.


We’ve also scheduled a series of writing events during November.

AcWriMo Workshops

How to enjoy thesis writing
03 Nov 10am-12pm Finding writing energy with the right support
10 Nov 10am-12pm Honing your peer review skills
17 Nov 10am-12pm Thriving in your PhD
24 Nov 10am-12pm Maintaining writing enjoyment beyond AcWriMo
Write like an Olympian
04 Nov 2pm-3pm Setting the bar for writing success
09 Nov 2pm-3pm Deliberate practice for productive writing
18 Nov 2pm-3pm Performing when it counts
23 Nov 2pm-3pm (Self) Coaching and feedback
Writing in company – value+
05 Nov 10am-12pm Writing in company-value+
12 Nov 10am-12pm Writing in company-value +
16 Nov 2pm-4pm Writing in company-value+
22 Nov 2pm-4pm Writing in company -value+
How to write
01 Nov 11am-12:30pm How to plan your last year of writing
02 Nov 2pm-4pm How to diagram your writing
08 Nov 2pm-4pm How to write logically connected sentences
11 Nov 2pm-4pm How to write with less word clutter
15 Nov 2pm-4pm How to write more compelling sentences
19 Nov 9am-10:30am How to write clearer sentences
25 Nov 9am-11am How to write a more powerful paragraph
26 Nov 9am-11am How to write about other people’s research