[This is a guest post by Jennifer Ahern-Dodson, an assistant professor of the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University where she teaches digital storytelling and researches learning communities and community-university partnerships. You can follow her on Twitter @jaherndodson.--@JBJ] On May 31st panic set in. I had agreed to commit to writing every day in the month of June as part of a faculty writing group experiment. Inspired both by National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), recent conversations… read more about Scholarly Writing Hacks: 5 Lessons I learned Writing Every Day in June »

A new Duke writing group aims to improve faculty writing Until recently, Huffin the Puffin -- a quirky little bird perched on a fencepost above a pebbly seashore -- existed only in Dan McShea's mind. Then the Duke biologist tried to move his laser-sharp image of Huffin, a bedtime story character he created for his children, out of his head and onto paper. It didn't go smoothly. Writing, it turns out, isn't easy. So McShea joined a new initiative on campus aimed at helping faculty cultivate their writing. This… read more about From Brain to Paper: How to Write Well »