Wednesday, January 16, 2019

March Webinar: The Modes of Academic Writing 3/11, 5pm Pacific

Write Publish Thrive Webinars

The Modes of Academic Writing

What: In this one hour, interactive video webinar (40 minute lecture and experiential exercises, and twenty minute Q and A), you will explore what I call the "modes of academic writing." The modes of academic writing represent a system of steps and moves to help you maximize various writing tasks efficiently and effectively. In this workshop, I will teach you the uses of freewriting, focused freewriting, analytical writing, administrative writing, and editing. You will develop skills for deciding how to "enter" your writing project, and develop a personal approach for more productive writing.

When:  March 11th, 5:00pm Pacific Coast Time.

Where: Anywhere in the world via zoom video. While video is preferred, you will be able to call in as well.

Price: $10.00 to those who can afford it, free to those who cannot. Paypal to:

Who: University faculty of all types and ranks, all disciplines,  altac PhDs, doctoral students, creatives, professionals who write.

Note: Editor extraordinaire Greg Lamphear will present a five minute "From the editor" tip each webinar!

How: Make sure you can access zoom. Webinar Zoom Room
Dial up: +1 720 707 2699 US
           +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Today is the only day that exists, so, write for a half hour

What would happen if you just wrote for a half hour today on your primary article/book/grant? You pick a spot that you can add something, and you just wrote? How would you feel, if you did this today. And then another today......

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Zoom Drop In Coaching: WEDNESDAYS 5pm Pacific

I have been thinking about this for years, and now, I am finally putting into place......

Drop in coaching hour!

Starting on January 23rd, every Wednesday at 5pm PACIFIC TIME, I am having a drop in coaching hour for anyone who wishes.  This will be open to anyone who has THIS zoom link, so if you come, be prepared to have others with you as well.

The collective nature of this chat will provide a fun and exciting way (for me anyhow) for scholars and leaders to ask questions, discuss and explore issues related to writing productivity, articles and books, thriving in academia, productivity,  the psychosocial barriers to thriving in the academe, other topics I have explored in this blog, or anything else you wish!

No need to RSVP, I will there! (any cancelations will be posted on my blog)

This is open to anyone: Past client, present client, future client, never-will-be my client, whoever. Just stop in- I love meeting new people!

The cost:  $10 if you can afford it, free if you cannot. If you can, just send it to my Paypal account at some point after you attend--  Rich's paypal

Feel free to email me about this. See you soon!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Write Publish Thrive Webinars Are Back

As I mentioned in a recent post, I made some significant mistakes when trying to start up my webinars. Pricing not in-line with my values, a rush to start up, a reboot attempt just before and then between two total knee replacements--these and other errors derailed me from persisting. Lack of persistence is something that plagued me as a child. As an adult, I have worked at transforming persistence-- being Bulldogie(y) as I taught my kids--into one of my core strengths and values.

What a failure! Not the webinars themselves--I received really good feedback on the four or five I conducted, and I am a really good teacher (damn it!!!, lol).

Part of persistence is learning to love (or at least be OK with) leaning into failures, feeling what they are like, being able to sit in that feeling and becoming more annoyed (mild anger) than down. Once you learn not to run from that feeling, but recognize that you can survive it, you can face your errors, break them down, and create new methods, strategies and plans.

And here I am.

For the last month, I have been getting feedback from  a few past participants of past webinars, from a few scholars who were interested but elected not to participate, and have processed my mistakes with a few trusted colleagues.

So, here is the skinny.

Starting in March (date TBA soon very soon), I will be running two webinars a month. One will be a "traditional" topics-based zoom session, and the other will be a "drop in coaching" hour, where anyone can pop in and ask questions (also in zoom). Both will be an hour long. Both are open to anyone, and both will be ten dollars if you can afford it, and for free for those in need. No questions asked.

My colleague and friend, the amazing editor Greg Lamphear, will be helping me run the webinars. He will be available for five or ten minutes toward the end of the webinars for questions about editing and the more "micro" aspects of writing.

This is going to be fun!

Friday, January 11, 2019