Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar
Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar helps faculty and graduate students greatly increase their productivity by writing at least 15–30 minutes daily; keeping records of time spent writing; and exchanging feedback weekly on drafts of writing. Participants in the program increased their productivity by a factor of three. They reported writing prose that was “clearer, simpler, more cohesive, better organized and more reader-centered.”
Writing Groups are made up of 3-4 scholars from different disciplines. These groups give structured feedback on a manuscript to one member each week. Comments are shared in “rounds”: one in which readers share positive comments about something specific they liked; one in which readers respond to the writer’s stated questions; and, one in which other issues are addressed.
Scholarly Writing Retreat
This retreat features a comfortable, quiet place to write, free of distractions, with the synergy of writing while others write. The day begins with a “free write” in which participants write freely for 5-15 minutes about what they want to write about for the day, what they want to say about it and how they want to go about it. During this time, participants write without stopping, without revision and with their screens blackened. The day ends with exchanging drafts of one page that was written and getting two positive comments and one criticism from another participant.