For the month of December only, this on-demand webinar, presented by Christine Tulley, author of How Writing Faculty Write, will be available free to readers of The Scholarly Kitchen.
Because of the time it takes to get an article or a book published, productive academics typically work on more than one writing project at a time. The challenge many faculty face is how to keep track of all of the pieces of each writing project and make sure each is completed to a final submission stage. In this 30-minute webinar (short but packed with powerful advice to provide you with more time for writing!), Christine Tulley, author of How Writing Faculty Write and career advice columnist for Inside Higher Education, shares how to develop and use a multiple writing project tracking system that logs all stages of all of the projects and schedules writing time for each to aid in multiple writing project management.
Some of the resources mentioned during the webinar:
- “Developing a master writing plan” (about her tracking chart)
- How Writing Faculty Write (how to plan writing projects and work in tiny time fragments)
- “Using Trello in Academia”
- Guide to Making Time to Write
- Defend & Publish private coaching session to set up your system (email her for questions)
- The Academic Phrasebank
- Four-book series by John Swales and Christine Feak called English in Today’s Research World
- Podcast: Rhetoricity
Read Christine’s The Scholarly Kitchen Guest Post, Emerging Trends in the Academic Publishing Lifecycle (March 27, 2019)
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You 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.
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Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide
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