I love to write. And I love thinking and talking about the writing process almost as much as I love to write. I've long been invested in the idea that as scholars we need to think of ourselves as writers (so many of us don't, or are afraid to). And we also need to embrace the idea that the scholarly writing we do is creative. Because guess what? IT IS!
Since the early 2000s I have designed and led workshops, seminars, and retreats that explore how some of the same strategies used by creative writers can also work for academic writers. I set most of those activities aside for several years to focus on other things. But after a couple of fun and rewarding teaching/mentoring experiences in 2018, I decided to dive back in again. So, starting later this month (January 2019), I will send out a monthly newsletter called Scholarly Writing as Creative Work. This is an opt-in email that you academic writers out there can subscribe to for a little writing inspiration in your in-box each month. (Don't worry, I'm definitely not selling anything or spamming anyone or sharing email addresses. Nope, nope, nope.) This little project is something I've been thinking about doing in one form or another for 15 years, so I'm excited to be finally taking the plunge.
If you're interested, you can sign up here.
Research news, commentary on visual politics, and a few old blog posts given new life.