ANU AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) 2022

ANU AcWriMo (Academic Writing Month) 2022

Need to get some writing done before the end of the year? November is academic writing month! Join the HDR community online for a festival of writing, set your writing goals and have some company along the way. 

Why do it? 

Writing always seems to take longer than we expect, and for lots of us it’s really very hard work – so we procrastinate and procrastinate… Breaking through your usual barriers and establishing the habit of writing is very motivating. AcWriMo will kickstart your writing and provide a community to help you succeed. 

How does it work?   

You decide how many words you are going to write each day, or how many hours you will devote to writing each day. Aim high, but within reach. At the end of each day enter your output for the day; at the end of each week, tally the results and brag about your total. Sign up and register your output here.


We’ve also scheduled a series of writing events during November. Our theme this year is "writing for publication". The pre-AcWriMo workshops in October will get you ready for a productive month. Then the journal article writing boot camp will help you focus that energy on a specific writing project. Other sessions during the month will help you increase your output for whatever genre you choose to disseminate the findings of your research.

AcWriMo Workshops

Writing bonanza


17 Oct 1pm-3pm

Working with the literature

18 Oct 10am-12pm

Managing feedback on writing

19 Oct 10am-12pm

500 useful words every day

20 Oct 2pm-4pm

Writing with clarity & purpose


Building a second brain

for writing!

11 Nov 10:00am-4:00pm


Journal article writing 

boot camp

16-18 Nov 9:30am-4:00pm



Writing for The Conversation

21 Nov 2:00pm-400pm





Register here




Register here




Register here

Write like an Olympian


01 Nov 1:00-2:30pm                     


08 Nov 1:00-2:30pm


15 Nov 1:00-2:30pm


22 Nov 1:00-2:30pm


Writing in company – value+



Setting the bar for writing success


Finding your focus


Deliberate practice for productive writing


(Self) Coaching and feedback

01 Nov 10am-12pm

Writing in company-value+

08 Nov 10am-12pm

Writing in company-value +

15 Nov 10am-12pm

Writing in company-value+

22 Nov 10am-12pm


29 Nov 10am-12pm

Writing in company -value+


Writing in company -value+