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Register for AcWriMo 2022 Webinar: How Academic Writing Coaches Get Unstuck

Leslie Wang
Cathy Mazak
Michelle Boyd
Michelle Boyd

SAGE Publishing’s Methodspace is kicking of AcWriMo 2022 with the interactive webinar: How Academic Writing Coaches Get Unstuck, presented by TAA member Michelle Boyd, author of Becoming the Writer You Already Are, and fellow academic writing coaches Cathy Mazak and Leslie Wang on November 3. Register here.

Ever wonder what a writing coach does when they get stuck in their manuscript? Join Boyd, Mazak and Wang as they describe the biggest challenges they’ve faced when writing books and what they do to move past them. They’ll describe some of the key ways that scholars get tripped up when writing and share examples from their recent experiences with their own books. They’ll also discuss the strategies they recommend to junior and senior faculty members and what happens when they take their own advice.

Finally, they’ll take questions from audience members looking for guidance through their own stuck moments. Whether you’re writing your first book or are a veteran, this workshop will help you understand why we get stuck in our books and provide concrete, actionable solutions that will help you get unstuck.

Use the code MSPACEQ422 for a 20% discount on Becoming the Writer You Already Are, valid from 1 October – 31 December.

About the Presenters

Michelle Boyd, PhD, is the founder of InkWell Academic Writing Retreats, a transformative, retreat-based coaching company that teaches scholars to overcome their writing fears. She is also a self-described “struggling writer” whose success as an award-winning, former tenured faculty member belied the challenges she faced throughout her career as an academic. Scholars who work with Michelle call her coaching “magical,” but it’s not magic—it’s science. Her coaching programs are rooted in research showing that each scholar has their own natural writing process and that many of their struggles come from external barriers that prevent them from recognizing, accessing, or trusting that process when they need it. Michelle has been leading retreats since 2012 when she co-founded and coached her first retreat as a faculty member. The only thing she loves more than writing is helping scholars who dread writing develop a calm, confident, sustainable writing practice.

Leslie Wang is a writing coach and the creator of Your Words Unleashed, a signature coaching program that helps scholars master their writing habits and publish books that matter. A former tenured professor of Sociology and twice-published author, she helps authors from diverse disciplines draw wisdom from their own histories, overcome imposter syndrome, and make decisions grounded in their core values so they can write with joy and purpose. She empowers writers from marginalized backgrounds to transform the world with their ideas.

Cathy Mazak, PhD. was a tenured, full professor when she founded a writing-focused professional development company for women and nonbinary academics. Cathy and her team are dedicated to changing the way that academics leverage writing and publication to create the careers and lives they want through courses and group coaching programs. She has a PhD from Michigan State University and is the editor of several scholarly collections and the author of numerous textbooks and academic journal articles. In her work as a professor at The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez she attracted external funding for her work in bilingualism and higher education and co-founded a research center. Her popular podcast, Academic Writing Amplified, teaches how to use writing to resist the racist, ableist, patriarchal culture of academia. Cathy lives in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.