Participating in a writing group can help researchers identify and overcome writing obstacles, move forward on multiple projects, and produce their manuscripts and/or proposals more easily than if they were to go it alone.
To Join a Writing Group
CSU Writes can help you join or start a writing group in a variety of ways:
1) GROUP-UPS: Facilitated information sessions held early each semester where interested faculty and researchers meet, connect, and “group up.” See the CSU Writes GROUP-UP Schedule for the next session.
2) AT RETREATS: Faculty, postdocs, and other types of researcher on campus often connect at CSU Writes writing retreats. When you attend the retreat, let the retreat facilitator know you are interested in joining a group to continue building and maintaining your writing momentum.
3) ORGANICALLY among your colleagues: If you already who have a cohort of supportive colleagues, you can form a group and reach out to CSU Writes for additional support and accountability to incorporate writing group best practices. Use the contact form below.
4) EMAIL CSU Writes: If you cannot attend a GROUP-UP, a retreat, or are still looking for the right group for you, email CSU Writes, and we will be happy to see if we have a group that is looking for writer or to add you to our list of interested writers looking for a group. Use the contact form below.
Types of Groups
Writers support each other so that they are “accountable” for setting and meeting their writing goals. Set, discuss, and work to achieve your writing goals as you help others do the same at weekly meetings through the semester.
Writers write together weekly. Some groups meet at existing show up & write. sessions; some groups write together elsewhere. Discussion and accountability to set and meet writing goals is also part of these groups.
Writers give and receive feedback on their writing. Weekly meetings also help researchers build momentum on projects: manuscripts, proposals, reports, posters, conference papers, and more.