AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) 2019

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.

To help you establish good writing habits, I’ll run some online and face-to-face 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.

To sign up for the online writing sessions, click here.

To sign up for the face-to-face writing sessions: #1 Wed 20 Nov and/or #2 Wed 27 Nov.

Good luck and happy writing during November!

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