SITTING ON AN ALMOST-DONE ARTICLE AND CAN’T SEEM TO RALLY THAT LAST PUSH TO GET IT OUT THE DOOR?

Uncover The Writing Tool That Will Have Your Almost-Done Article Submitted Two Weeks From Now

Re-inspire your gassed-out writing projects with the step-by-step method used by hundreds of academics to move the needle on their writing

A warning to everyone reading this page… before you read on, there’s something you should know…

You’ve been led to believe for your entire academic life that whenever you get stuck in your writing process or your motivation dips, that it is entirely your fault.

The culture of academia has built up this (completely false) idea that you are a tweed-clad lone wolf burning the midnight oil, solely responsible for your own success or failure.

So when you look at your publication pipeline and realize that projects are going in at fire-hose speed and trickling out at leaky-faucet speed, you blame yourself for:

Failure to say “no”

Losing motivation

“Shiny object” syndrome

The truth is that you feel stuck and you’ve fallen out of love with writing projects because you’re tired. And you’re tired because you’ve been taking on the weight of the world yourself. You’ve been inventing your writing practice as you go, and frankly, what works feels like shifting sands.

You don’t have…

Big blocks of time for “binge writing”
The brainspace to focus on one project to completion
The luxury of putting down your teaching and service (and family!) commitments and heading to the woods for a writing retreat

It’s no wonder your publication pipeline is all clogged up!

Ditch the tweed and pull up a desk chair,

I’m about to tell you what hundreds of my clients know about a thriving academic writing practice.

When I was a new mom on the tenure track, short on sleep and long on new preps, I tried everything to write articles off my dissertation chapters. I tried blocking Fridays (kid always got sick), not going to campus (meetings always got scheduled on my non-teaching days), writing 500 words a day (how does that work when you’re really revising?).

Nothing worked.

The truth was I had too many things on my plate. Not just too many writing projects, TOO MANY PROJECTS. Classes to teach, grad students to supervise, committees to navigate. Plus there was daycare to manage and sleep schedules to figure out.

How was I supposed to fit writing in?

It was SO FRUSTRATING. The words were pretty much on the page, the articles 80% done, but I just couldn’t seem to get the momentum behind finishing.

And then I realized something:

I had no idea how to get writing done.

No one ever taught me in grad school, and what worked for me then (as a PhD student pre-kids) definitely was NOT working for me as a new mom pre-tenure.

It took me years to figure out the strategies I needed, but I successfully shifted my writing practice from flailing to flowing.

Here’s the secret that no one ever taught you in grad school (or anywhere else for that matter):

A thriving writing practice is built on tools.

Tools that you can use consistently, over and over again, to get the results you want.

One of the BEST, most EFFECTIVE tools that you can use to get your publication pipeline flowing and your writing practice dialed in is WRITING SPRINTS.

Writing Sprints can:

Simulate focusing on one project at a time, even in the middle of the semester

Put the wind back in your sails and re-invigorate deflated writing projects

Be one of a set of tools for writing that you can employ to your advantage

I can’t wait for you to get your publication pipeline flowing with…

The Writing Sprint Blueprint is a powerful productivity tool for overwhelmed academics who want to get stalled-out publications out of their pipelines and into the world.

Perfect for academics in all career stages!

Pre-tenure | Post-tenure | Researchers | Post-docs

The Writing Sprint Blueprint is your shortcut to unclogging your publication pipeline

  • Get your data into the world before it gets old so that it’s influencing your field–and building your academic brand
  • Make room for new projects (you can use sprints to jump-start those, too!)
  • Create motivation without self-blame (it’s not your fault–we all get tired and our motivation tanks!)
  • Impress your co-authors with your ability to turn around work quickly even in the middle of the semester
  • Feel energized by your writing projects (instead of overwhelmed!) because you have a tool for moving the needle

The Writing Sprint Blueprint is the exact method we use inside our high-level coaching programs that has gotten our clients these results:

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CATHY MAZAK has a PhD in Critical Studies in the Teaching of English from Michigan State University. Throughout her career she won a Spencer Dissertation Fellowship and over $500,000 in federal funding for her work with bilingual college students in Puerto Rico. As a tenured, full professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, she founded a research center and fostered international collaborations around her work in bilingualism and linguistics. Trained by top scholars in composition studies and a prolific publisher herself, Cathy has helped over 500 academics learn to write and publish more through her writing coaching programs. She is making her mark as a thought leader through her podcast, Academic Womxn Amplified, which has over 100,000 downloads, I Should Be Writing, her 14,000+ member online community for academic women and non-binary folx, and her upcoming book, Making Time To Write: A How-to Guide for Womxn in Academia.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE WRITING SPRINT BLUEPRINT

Module 1: The Blueprint of A Sprint

Learn why writing sprints are an essential addition to your productivity toolkit

You might have heard that academic publishing is a marathon, not a sprint, but sprints can help you push almost-done publications out the door, breathe life into stalled-out projects, and jump-start new projects. Don’t be fooled, though: sprints are not just “binge-writing”! When done well they actually develop your academic project management skills, helping you to write more with less stress.
 

  • Understand how to use sprints to your best advantage–and when in the semester is the best time to employ them
  • Develop a system for selecting which project to sprint on to meet your career objectives
Module 2: A Sprintable Plan

How to create a sprint that moves the needle on your writing project

How to create a sprint that moves the needle on your writing project

Learn our three-step method to creating an effective writing sprint. Having a plan is the secret sauce that makes writing sprints such effective tools. Design your sprint for maximum momentum using our proven sprint blueprint.
 

  • Create your doable list of right-sized sprint tasks
  • Map your sprint onto your calendar (and no, you won’t be writing for eight hours a day!)
Module 3: Successful Sprint Strategies

The secret sauce to implementing effective sprints

This all sounds great, but what happens when something derails your best-laid sprint plans? Or worse, when YOU undermine your OWN plans (#iseeyou)? Learn the five key strategies to making your sprint successful.
 

  • Enlist support from those around you using our helpful scripts
  • Train your brain to trust your writing sprint plans

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Tool 1: Choosing Your Project Rubric

Take the guesswork out of choosing which of your many in-process writing projects to sprint on with our clear assessment tool.
 

  • Evaluate each project in your pipeline for sprintability. 😉
  • Choose the project that will most serve your career

Tool 2: Writing Sprint Planner

Stay on track with our interactive writing sprint planner, delivered as a PDF, a Trello board, and a Google doc–you choose which works best for you! 

  • Keep track of your progress
  • Stick to the plan

Tool 3: Writing Sprint Troubleshooting Guide

Take the guesswork out of choosing which of your many in-process writing projects to sprint on with our clear assessment tool. 

  • Evaluate each project in your pipeline for sprintability. 😉
  • Choose the project that will most serve your career

BONUSES

Sample Sprint Blueprints

We created three done-for-your writing sprint blueprints! Choose from an almost-done-article sprint, a getting-started-right sprint, and a move-the-needle sprint. Use these as examples or as tweak-and-go models for your own sprint.

“Stick to the Plan” daily motivational audio

Delivered as a podcast, these 90 second motivational mini episodes will keep you energized all through your sprint. Listen to one per day or binge them all for some serious motivational power!

Say-no Scripts

We 100% guarantee that someone will try to schedule a meeting during your sprint time (#sopredictable). Or that a new and exciting shiny-object project will be presented to you that threatens your sprint. Use our say-no scripts to block out or put off all that noise! Send them as emails or read them word-for word to the offending person. We’ll say no FOR you!

The Co-author Correction

Maybe you think that a writing sprint won’t work because the project you really need to move forward is in the hands of your co-authors. Or maybe YOU are the co-author whose feet are dragging! Co-authoring is a necessary but sometimes painful part of academia. Make it better with our 30-minute recorded workshop that will teach you how to set up great co-author relationships from the start, or correct them halfway through (it’s not too late!). We even include email swipe files that you can use to set up agreements with co-authors, or break up with them! (ya gotta do what ya gotta do)

The Blueprint of A Sprint
(Valued at $75)

A Sprintable Plan
(Valued at $75)

Successful Sprint Strategies
(Valued at $75)

Choosing Your Project Rubric
(Valued at $25)

Writing Sprint Planner
(Valued at $25)

Writing Sprint Troubleshooting Guide (Valued at $25)

The Co-author Correction
(Valued at $100)

Sample Sprint Blueprints
(Valued at $50)

“Stick to the Plan” motivational audio
(Valued at $50)

Say-no Scripts
(Valued at $50)

Total Value =$550

Today’s Price=$27!

The Reviewer #2 Guarantee

If you’ve reviewed this course and still decided you can’t possibly use sprints to de-clog your pipeline, you deserve your money back. Just send us an email within 14 days of purchase giving our course a big old “reject!” and we’ll happily refund you, no questions asked.

The Writing Sprint Blueprint is the exact method we use inside our high-level coaching programs that has gotten our clients these results:

Every day that your writing projects sit unsubmitted on your laptop just adds more time to the weeks or months that pass after you submit.

What would it feel like to have those one? two? five? almost-done projects in print a year from now–or sooner?

The small investment in Writing Sprint Blueprint will give you a tool that will help you keep your publication pipeline flowing for life.

Once you successfully use this technique, it will become your best writing friend.

I don’t have time to do a sprint. Will this work for me?

The Writing Sprint Blueprint is NOT binge-writing. It doesn’t require big blocks of time that you don’t have. It is designed to fit into your busy schedule using as little as one hour per day (and we help you find that hour!).

What if I have no motivation to write?

You have no motivation to write because you’ve been struggle-bussing your writing so far without a toolkit of techniques that actually work. The Writing Sprint Blueprint is one of the most effective tools that our clients use to move the needle on their writing, and it definitely works. The program is designed to give you your motivation back, so it is perfect for you if you’ve lost motivation.

What if I get stuck creating the sprint because I keep underestimating time-to-task?

This is one of the most common problems academics have around writing. They have an imaginary idea of how long a writing task should take to complete, and they plan based on this “should.” In module 2 of this course (A Sprintable Plan), we teach you how to figure out how long it takes YOU to do writing tasks and then plan based on data (no imaginary shoulds!).

Is this worth the money? Couldn’t I just do it on my own?

You can absolutely do a writing sprint on your own. Or, you could make your sprint much more effective by using our Writing Sprint Blueprint, which is based on our experience as professional writing coaches working with hundreds of academics during writing sprints. You can continue to reinvent the wheel…or you can take the easy way out and spend a little money to do it the expert way.

What dates does this course run?

This is a digital course that teaches you how to create writing sprints that you can use over and over again to meet your writing goals. As soon as you enroll, you get immediate access to all course modules and materials, which you can use at your own pace.

Let’s be honest..

Half-done articles sitting on your hard drive are not getting you anywhere.

Struggling to make time to write without a clear strategy, also not working.

Blaming yourself for losing motivation is just the patriarchy talking (#burnitdown).

It’s time for you to invest in proven tools and strategies that will serve you over and over again, throughout your career.

It’s time to trust experts who have figured it out for you–no more struggling alone!

Writing Sprint Blueprint is a small investment of time and money for a big career payoff: publications submitted! We can’t wait to see how you use it to get your voice out into the world and your publications working for you.

The Blueprint of A Sprint
(Valued at $75)

A Sprintable Plan
(Valued at $75)

Successful Sprint Strategies
(Valued at $75)

Choosing Your Project Rubric
(Valued at $25)

Writing Sprint Planner
(Valued at $25)

Writing Sprint Troubleshooting Guide (Valued at $25)

The Co-author Correction
(Valued at $100)

Sample Sprint Blueprints
(Valued at $50)

“Stick to the Plan” motivational audio
(Valued at $50)

Say-no Scripts
(Valued at $50)

Total Value =$550

Today’s Price=$27!

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