Shut Up and Write Acrostic

Spotlight (on your writing) Hub (of activity) Universal (method for all writing types) Team (effort) Useful (for supercharging writing) Participate (with your peers in a socio-work setting) Amiable (environment to write and meet people) Negotiable (time, place, and duration) Diversity (in/out of every session) Words (on screen/paper, among friends) Regular (sessions help people keep in […]

A Review of Stephen King’s The Mist

The Mist (1980) is a novella set in Bridgton, a small town in Maine. Following a violent storm that breaks a stifling heat wave the town becomes enveloped in a thick and mysterious mist. Set in the local grocery store, a group of residents and tourists try to make sense of the strange situation they […]

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 […]

Crowdsourcing: Why I Do It

The basic definition of crowdsourcing first used by Jeff Howe (2006) is: “Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.” I recently attended a seminar on Crowdsourcing and […]