Transitions are difficult.
The transition into a new semester is particularly difficult. It's hard to keep up your writing practice when everything else is changing.
Starting new habits, or restarting old ones is really difficult. Once you start, it's a lot easier to keep the momentum going.
Join Jo Van Every and Michelle Dionne Thompson, coaches who support academic writers for the
Writing Through Transitions Writing Challenge.
This writing challenge will provide a supported re-entry into a sustainable writing practice. (A kick in the a** might be what you think you need, but we know that something gentler than a kick will be more effective.)
January 8 - 15 2020, you will:
Start the New Year with the structure and support you need to move your writing project forward.
“I’ve made huge strides thanks to this writing challenge. At the start I was so caught up in my perfectionism that I was paralysed. Now I’m doing something every day to progress the project and it feels good (well, sometimes less satisfactory than others, but I’ve learned that’s part of the process too).” - Writing Challenge Participant
What do you get from the week?
Other people who have done this challenge before have accomplished the following:
When you click the button below, you will get to the registration page, and then you will receive a welcome packet that includes the link for the call, the link for the Slack group.
Then make sure you block January 8 - 15, 2020 on your calendar to get back into your writing chair!
“Well I survived week 1 of semester which had more than its share of timetabling errors and eccentric students to handle. Managed to find at least 30 minutes every day . . .” - Writing Challenge Participant
Michelle is a coach and historian. I support women in law and academia to thrive. With my support, women have finished and/or made major progress on academic projects including books and dissertations.
Jo VanEvery transforms academic lives by offering temporal and mental space to get writing done through the Academic Writing Studio and through individual coaching. She also has a series of short guides to help you understand the scholarly writing and publishing process, find time for your writing, and get the process moving again when you are stuck. Learn more at JoVanEvery.ca.
No problem! We record them, so you can listen to them when you can! It's hard navigating time zones, so we make it easy for you.
Slack is a digital workspace platform where we can communicate and provide support. And unlike some other social media platforms that will go unnamed, it doesn't own the content and has no advertising.
Use this writing challenge in a way that works best for you. If you have children, routinely take off on weekends, or any other situation, adjust it for YOU.
No. You can get on the mailing list and receive encouraging emails.
Excellent! You will receive weekly tips for how to build a sustainable, long-term writing practice and it's valuable even if you don't sign up for the challenge!
Jo and I want you to succeed. Without upset. Without pain. And you can for just 30 minutes per day.
Write Through Transitions with us!