AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) 2020

Dr Cally Guerin

Welcome to the ANU AcWriMo community blog. We are in a for a month of satisfying productivity. The arrangements are simple: commit to a certain number of words or hours of writing each day, add your daily tally to the register, and add up your total at the end of the week, then again at the end of the month.

And, if you haven’t already done so, please enrol here to make sure you receive all the updates on activities. You’ll receive information at the email address you give on this enrolment page.

To help you establish good writing habits, I’ll run some online writing sessions. That way you’ll have some company as well as a start and stop time. We’ll use this blog as a discussion forum to share ideas about what works and what can be so challenging about getting your writing done.

Our theme for 2020 is ‘Finishing up and moving on’. We have a series of workshops to help you complete your thesis, prepare for submission and think about your next big life adventure. Details can be found on ANUHDR Eventbrite.

Please come along to the online Welcome Morning Tea on Monday 2 Nov 10am – email me at for details.

Good luck and happy writing during November!

Nearly halfway through already!!

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One week in to AcWriMo

Hello fellow writers! One week into AcWriMo and lots of you are powering along. It’s great to see the numbers adding up. Lots of you have had all sorts of other responsibilities and interruptions outside of your research, so I’m particularly impressed that you’ve also managed to commit energy to your writing. If last week […]


Starting AcWriMo

It’s great to see the register starting to be populated with your word counts and hours. Well done for simply sitting down and DOING some writing! I find it motivating to think that there are lots of busy writers out there keeping me company. I’d love to hear how you are going with your writing. […]