2020 Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo) is coming soon!

hand, pen, and coffeeEvery November, the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) joins with academic authors around the world to recognize and promote the month-long academic write-a-thon event, Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo). Started in 2011, this event encourages academic authors to focus on daily writing habits that move their projects closer to completion.

For the past three years, TAA has expanded their bi-weekly discussions to host weekly TweetChat events at the Twitter hashtag, #AcWriChat during the month of November. 


Mary Beth AverillTo provide added support and practical strategies for completing your writing projects during AcWriMo, we are hosting the TAA webinar, “Seven Time Management Strategies to Begin, Keep Working On, and Complete Your Projects” on Thursday, November 5th from 1-2pm ET.

Most of us have had the experience of finishing a project at the last minute or late, and not being proud of what we have accomplished. Maybe we just couldn’t seem to find the time to devote to the project or we were frequently interrupted. Procrastination is a term applied to putting things off until later, but what can we do about it?

In this webinar presented by Mary Beth Averill, we explore 7 proven strategies for getting started, keeping at it, and finishing our projects. Learn more and register now.


AcWriChatOur weekly AcWriMo TweetChat events will begin on Friday, November 6th with focus on four types of academic essays as follows:

  • November 6 – Summary essays
  • November 13 – Synthesis essays
  • November 20 – Argument essays
  • November 27 – Analysis essays

Each event will be held on Fridays from 11am-12pm ET at the Twitter hashtag #AcWriChat. Simply login to your personal Twitter account at the designated time, search for #AcWriChat, and tweet responses and ideas using the hashtag #AcWriChat to participate in the conversation. See you there!


Guide to Making Time to WriteYou know you should be writing at least 15 minutes a day. But with all the demands on your time, how can you find 15 minutes or more to spare? And when you do find the time to write, it’s often hard to break free of the distractions and build momentum in the time that you have. We get it. Making time to write–and doing it productively–can be challenging.

So, to help you succeed, we’ve collected 100+ successful tips and strategies–and a lot of inspiration–from authors who have made the time and made it work. In this Guide to Making Time to Write, you will find just what you need to boost your productivity, adjust your routine, and focus on your writing efforts once and for all. Isn’t it time for you to make the time to write?

Bonus! Seven time & productivity management templates to get you started, plus more than two dozen software recommendations.

Learn more and order your print copy or e-book now!