November is National Novel Writing Month (see http://nanowrimo.org/). Although we do not write novels, we are interested in the writing process and trying out new ways of writing together.
Focussing on academic writing, we organised two activities:
Baki Cakici organised ‘Sit down and write’ (co-organised with Katherine Robinson, Goldsmiths): weekly two-hour ‘write-ins’ open to everybody.
Francisca Grommé organised a campus writing ‘retreat’: two days of structured writing at the Goldsmiths campus for the ARITHMUS team members and colleagues from the Sociology Department (following the model presented in Murray and Newton, 2009).