Triple your productivity. Get glowing reviews. Write prose that is clearer, better organized, and more compelling. Publish in better journals and get more grants.
Many scholarly writers are educated at the School of Hard Knocks, but it’s not the only school, or even the best. Even when you can't work harder, there are important ways to work smarter. Much is known about how to become a better, more prolific scholar–and anybody can. Ten elegantly simple steps will show you how.
Workshop participants who followed the steps were studied and 95% of almost 100 participants reported that their writing improved. The average participant also increased the number of manuscripts submitted from a rate of two manuscripts per year to nearly six.* You can too.
Step 1: Write daily for at least 15–30 minutes.
Step 2: Record your minutes spent writing–share records daily.
Step 3: Write informally from the first day of your research project.
Step 4: Outline your manuscript based on an exemplar.
Step 5: Find or write a key sentence for each paragraph.
Step 6: Make a list of key sentences as an after-the-fact outline.
Step 7: Seek informal feedback before formal review.
Step 8: Respond effectively to feedback.
Step 9: Read your manuscript out loud.
Step 10: Kick it out the door, and make ’em say, “Yes!”
*Gray, T., Madson, L., & Jackson, M. (2018). Publish & Flourish: Helping scholars become better, more prolific writers. To improve the academy: A journal of educational development, 37, 243-256. https://doi.org/10.1002/tia2.20081
What Participants Say
“Your methods changed my writing life. For the four years before the workshop, I wrote or revised 44 pages a year, but in the four years after, I wrote or revised 220 pages per year--five times as much!”
“I have adopted the 15 minute model along with other suggestions from Tara Gray. It has been about two weeks and I have hammered out a publication for submission and started the next one.”
“I decided to try these steps on a paper I had been trying to put together for five years. Four weeks later, the paper is out for review.”
“The last two manuscripts I submitted were accepted without revisions! I attribute my success to the steps I learned from Publish & Flourish.”
"The workshop will give you a great framework for creating and revising your writing for the rest of your life."
Publish & Flourish, a one-time virtual workshop, can be shared in 2 hours. The workshop is fast-paced and highly interactive with one individual activity, two paired activities, and about 25 questions and comments posed in chat and responded to by the presenter, which creates a true dialog.
Applying the Ten Steps of Publish & Flourish, a five-part virtual workshop series, can be shared in 90 minutes per day, across the span of five weeks or one week in the summer. It can stand alone or serve as the daily kick-off for each day of a week-long writing retreat. In each day of this workshop, a couple of steps are presented in about thirty minutes and participants spend an hour doing exercises that allow them to apply the steps to a manuscript or manuscripts that they bring to the workshop.
Domestic Cost for One-Time Virtual Workshops
Text and Academic Authors (TAA) will co-sponsor a limited number of virtual Publish & Flourish workshops for faculty anywhere in the 50 United States. With TAA co-sponsorship, the hosting fee is $1,000 per workshop for the first workshop and for each additional workshop given during the same academic year at one institution.
The fee includes:
One two-hour virtual workshop
Up to 65 one-year TAA memberships (per institution)
Tara Gray’s eBook for each registrant: Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar
TAA will handle registration, providing one registration link to collect the information that will be used to deliver the workshop login details, the TAA membership, and the eBook.
TAA will provide email templates to promote the events and memberships together.
TAA requests that the host institution ensure a minimum of 15 participants per workshop because it has limited funding and works to use that funding to benefit the maximum number of educators.
TAA is a non-profit, 501c(3) devoted to helping textbook and academic authors thrive. For more information on TAA and the resources available through membership visit TAAonline.net.
Without TAA co-sponsorship, the fee for the first workshop is $2,000 and no free TAA memberships or books are provided.
International Cost for One-Time Virtual Workshops
Internationally, the fee for the first virtual workshop is $2,000 and subsequent workshops given at the same institution during the same year are $1,000. No TAA sponsorship is provided.