And that was #LTUacwrimo for 2014!

Winning #LTUacwrimo photo by Hannah Macdougall
Before we get too far past November, we should wrap up 2014's Academic Writing Month!

From the looks of the challenge spreadsheet, and conversations with various #LTUacwrimo-ers, it sounds like a LOT of writing got done.

Not only that, but a lot of thinking and planning about writing got done!

It has been wonderful to hear people talking about how, for example, the 'reverse outline' workshop is proving its value now that they're getting to the stage of wanting to edit and more strongly structure their work. Or knowing that others are considering what topics they might pitch for various online publications. And hearing about how conference presentations and abstract submissions went.

At a very busy time of the university year, having the company of so many others undertaking the challenge was constructive and - dare I say it? - fun.

Thank you to all our participants and prize sponsors (Co-Op Bookshop / Research Services) for making the month such a great success!

But now to the important stuff first: who won the competitions?

  • The winner of the #LTUacwrimo photo competition (theme: 'What helps me write') is Hannah Macdougall (her winning photo is the pic for this post!).

    Much appreciation to the photo competition judges (MaryAnne Aitken, Tess Flynn, and Rebecca Norris), who responded quickly and amenably to tight deadlines in their busy week! You can see all the submitted photos at our Facebook page album here.
  • The three winners from the special 'Shut up and write' sessions across four campuses are: 
    • Sutarimah Ampuni
    • Mary-Ann Davey
    • Touran Shafiei
A mini-survey will be sent out to all #LTUacwrimo participants today, and we're already thinking of how to make 2015 even better! Let us know if you have ideas that you'd like to add to our pile.

Here's hoping that the connections, conversations, and group writing habits that took off during #LTUacwrimo continue for you!

The RED Unit team is deep into its programming and scheduling work for next semester. We will be launching our fresh Semester 1, 2015 line-up very soon, and look forward to seeing you at various workshops and sessions next year!