Develop Superior Writing Habits
Struggling with writers block, procrastination, or lack of motivation? You’re not alone! Overcome your personal obstacles and learn confident, consistent, efficient writing with the help of the Academic Writing Club. Our structured, online, accountability-based coaching system has helped thousands of academics advance their careers, and we can help you too!
Get Group Support and Encouragement
Reduce stress and start enjoying your academic writing by working with peers in similar situations. The Academic Writing Club encourages positive, productive group interaction to help refine your writing process. We’ll show you how shared group resources and coaching help members achieve success and satisfaction with their academic writing.
Manage Time and Maintain Accountability
All Academic Writing Club members get full access to our suite of unique online writing tools. Take charge of your time, track daily writing sessions, and overcome internal obstacles – every feature is designed to keep you engaged and on top of your writing.
Learn Strategies for Long Term Success
Each Academic Writing Club session includes professional coaching calls and moderated discussions designed to support your long term writing success. You’ll gain new writing
strategies, motivational techniques, and inspirational lessons you can use throughout your academic career, and your life in general.
Develop Productive Writing Habits
A Unique and Effective Online Program for Professors and Graduate Students
Finally, Complete your Dissertation, Journal, Article, Book, or Grant Proposal!
The Academic Writing Club is an innovative combination of accountability tools and productivity coaching designed to jumpstart your writing. Within our supportive online community of experts and colleagues, you’ll develop practical writing strategies, take charge of your progress, and achieve your highest level of productivity.
This writing group has qualitatively changed the way I work & write. The results should show themselves in my pub record by the end of this year.
The Writing Club is based on research by Robert Boice and other experts in the field of writing productivity and psychology. We teach you to write in short, productive sessions that maximize your output and minimizes mental exhaustion. But we don’t just teach you how, we guide you through it. We’ll be right there with you as you learn to develop and maintain ideal writing habits.
End Loneliness, Confusion,
and Lack of Support
Work on the Process of Writing with Your Small Group and Coach
Writing with the support of a coach and a small group of peers makes a huge difference! As a member of the Academic Writing Club, you’ll hold yourself accountable to the coach and online group by logging in daily and reporting on your struggles and accomplishments. They will read and respond directly to what you’ve logged for that day. Don’t worry – you won’t be sharing your work; you’ll be sharing your experiences with the process of writing productively.
I can’t thank you enough for this marvelous resource and support. I never expected so much from the writing club; this really was an extremely valuable investment. I do feel like I’ve changed, and it’s really enhanced my productivity.
ABD Doctoral Candidate
Although many Club members choose an anonymous online “nickname,” these groups are incredibly successful in developing a community of encouragement, support, accountability and closeness. This kind of environment helps you generate and sustain momentum. Knowing that other writers experience the same feelings as you is priceless. It helps you overcome your own isolation, confusion, and self-blame. That’s our goal – for you to feel good about yourself as an academic, freeing you up to accomplish your goals.
Access Powerful Online Writing Tools
Proprietary Online Tools and Phone Classes, Coaching Groups,
and Discussions Give you the Structure you Need to Succeed
- Daily Progress Page
- Daily Coaching Questions
- Coach and Peer Support
- Club Wiki
- Group Coaching Calls
- Challenge Chats
- Specialty Coaching
- Interactive Workshops
Daily Progress Page
The Progress Page is central to the Academic Writing Club’s power. It helps you build and maintain a daily writing habit by providing progress tracking, accountability, and structure. Each green check mark represents a member of your group logging in and reporting on their daily writing progress or problems.
Daily Coaching Questions
Answering a few simple, but powerful questions about your writing process each day will help you achieve the clarity of purpose you need to overcome any writing blocks.
Coach and Peer Support
We really want to know how you’re doing! Our goal is to encourage you to persevere and succeed, no matter how much you’re struggling. Your coach and fellow small group members will read your responses and will comment and encourage you. It helps to know that someone cares, that you’re not alone, and that you’re part of a community.
Automatically generated graphs let you monitor your writing progress, and the progress of your group. Remind yourself of how much work you’ve done, and motivate yourself to do more. You’ll be amazed at how much you accomplish as an Academic Writing Club member!
The Club Wiki is an ever-growing database of resources that helps with academic writing, and coping with academia in general. You, your coaches, and fellow group members will continue to enrich it by adding new insights over the course of each Writing Club session. All ideas, thoughts, information, and links are geared toward helping you become a more productive academic writer.
Group Coaching Calls
Every Writing Club session includes live group coaching calls. These are coach-run sessions, which offer fascinating insight and support into issues that are rarely discussed among academics.
Enjoy access to 3 chat rooms — a private group chat room, a room for grad students or professors, and a site-wide chat we fondly call the Club Cafe©. Have real-time discussions, share tips and encouragement, create group-writing challenges, hold virtual café writing dates, and more!
Multiple times each week, you can check in to a coach-moderated Challenge Chat. You’ll announce what you plan to work on, and then you’ll proceed to do your planned writing for 25 minutes. Afterward, everyone will reconvene and discuss how it went! It sounds simple, but it’s a powerful way to keep you on track with your writing.
Monthly “People Like Me” calls focus on life in academia in light of different life experiences or personal circumstances. These moderated calls are opportunities to connect with members who may share a similar story to your own, including academics who are new parents, those living with chronic illness, or some who were victims of academic bullying. We poll our members to determine the class topic beforehand – listen or join in!
Moderated by Dr. Debra Payne, our resident ACC Certified coach and academic expert, these tele-workshops are shaped by Writing Club polls to specifically meet your needs. Each session features a short presentation, followed by a lively Q&A session, and coaching tailored to help overcome your specific obstacles. Learn, interact, and become motivated by workshops like “Perfectionism, Procrastination and Martyrdom,” “Mental Health and How to Keep it When You’re Perpetually Isolated,” and “Time Management in the Face of No Available Time.”
Maintain Your Writing Productivity
Coaching Groups, Classes, and Your Coach Provide Education and Inspiration
Every 4-week Academic Writing Club session is packed with ways to help you maintain your newfound level of productivity. Each session features a Group Coaching Call, our “Six Strategies for Productive Writing” class, a “People Like Me” moderated coaching discussion group (e.g. parents, disabilities, people of color), and an Interactive Workshop on topics that can affect your experience in academia.
I can’t believe how much I’m getting done. Why didn’t I do this years ago? (Because I was laboring under the myth that ‘If you don’t have hours to write, you can’t accomplish anything,’ that’s why.)
You’ll also have access to multiple weekly coach-moderated “Challenge Chats,” a Small-Group Forum and Chat Room, and 3 site-wide Chat Rooms – for everyone, for professors, and for grad students – where you can plug in and stay motivated.
I credit the Academic Writing Club with a large part of my drama-free tenure journey. The support, commiseration, and accountability provided by my [AWC] colleagues played a key role in helping me develop (and maintain) a regular writing habit. When it came time to submit my materials, there was very little last-minute scrabbling to get a few more publications out the door because I’d been plugging along at a steady pace the whole time. And, those times when I did falter, someone from the [AWC] would reach out a hand to pull me back in.
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor in Social Work at an R1 University
Thanks to the daily writing and support I gained in the Writing Club last year, one thing led to another, and I won a $3,000 library research scholarship at the University of Montana last May. Woo-hoo! If I had not had access to the support and self-discipline of the Writing Club, I’m not so sure I would even still be in school, let alone winning lovely things like scholarships. It definitely was a green light letting me know I’m in the right place and have the tools to continue. Thanks for everything – I’ll be back!
Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
This club is just right for me. I always seem to receive from the club a little bit more than I give… Never before have I been able to sustain as steady and productive a daily writing practice as I do now.
Doctoral Candidate (ABD), Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Just being part of this community is the best part for me…I just really needed some sense of solidarity, and a feeling that I want to get my work done because reporting on my progress makes me feel like I am truly getting somewhere. So, thanks to you all!
Successfully Defended her dissertation and is now a tenure-track assistant professor
I have been in the writing club since March, and I’m excited to report that I am at page 168, and writing chapter 4 out of a proposed 6 chapters. All of this is accomplished in the short daily writing periods suggested by the Writing Club, without which I’d still be paralyzed by perfectionism and probably not even started yet. I’m a fan of the Club. It is really working for me.
ABD Graduate Student
I recommend this writing club to: any person who has ever doubted their worth as an academic, anyone who has ever procrastinated writing, those who feel they must become omniscient on omni-topics before beginning to write, those who feel they are overworked and have fried nerves, or those who are under-worked and feel that laziness has covered them with irremovable academic moss. I recommend this club to anyone, really.
ABD Doctoral Candidate
I happened to see your advertisement in the online version of the New York Times while having second thoughts about a new writing project I had just taken on. I was excited about the project, but also worried about my workload and typical (stressful) way that I approach writing. The Writing Club gave me a vocabulary and set of concepts that helped me better understand the writing process. It also provided simple tips and approaches that brought immediate results It has not only helped me to become more productive, it is helping me to become a better writer and scholar. In addition to excellent coaching, the club provides fascinating and enriching glimpses into the lives of other writers. Writing can be such a lonely endeavor – I really benefited from the sense of community and support that this club provided. I am surprised by the bond I feel with some of the other club members. The writing club has allowed me to better understand, come to terms with, and transform my writing habits.
Thomas Haig, Ph.D.
Community Health Researcher, Montreal
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