Academic Writing Month 2013: My Goals

@americasstudies I’m sure you’ve seen the flurry of post after the official announcement: yes, #acwrimo 2013 is alive and kicking (1/2). — Melanie Boeckmann (@m_boeckmann) October 10, 2013 Academic Writing Month is on our doorsteps once again. After some success with it last year – all 9247 words of it – I am definitely taking […]

“End of Chapter Blues”: The Stress of an Ending & How to Overcome It

I’m currently finishing a thesis chapter and the straggling, stuttering, strangling struggle has begun. I powered through Academic Writing Month (#AcWriMo), one of my aims being that I would finish the write-up of my current thesis chapter leaving only the editing, restructuring etc. for the beginning of December. The write-up was glorious! Aside from a few lackadaisical days […]

To Conclude: Academic Writing Month and Me

As Academic Writing Month Draws to an end, I wish to reflect on how it has shaped my work over the past month. I sit here in a shut up and write session organised by WISPS (#WispsWD)using the last few minutes of the writing hours to begin this post. I entered AcWriMo with the hope that […]

Shut Up and Write: The Pros and Cons of Going it Alone

I have been using the “Shut Up and Write” method as part of my PhD writing regime for over a year. The first few sessions were conducted with at least one other participant and I found it very productive as a method. Having someone present to discuss writing, share hints and tips, as well as […]