Writing Sweatshop



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iDiv Leipzig, room Metamorphosis in Interim III

May 4, 2018; 9:00 am - 5 pm

12 students /

0,25 ECTS credits


Write one text in one day!

Join the Writing Sweatshop and experience concentration and flow. Output is guaranteed!

Since publishing is of such a central relevance for academic careers, let us learn to produce good output quickly: by doing it together, in a highly activating working atmosphere, through guided writing sessions.

What is the Writing Sweatshop?

The Writing Sweatshop is a guided writing process, that lasts 8 highly structured and effective hours. You will write a text in a single day. For example:

-a chapter of your dissertation

-a journal article

-a research proposal

-a lecture

-or a grant application...

Everyone begins with a blank sheet of paper and writes all the way to a well-rounded first draft. In the course of this day, you learn effective writing strategies while pushing your individual text project forward. You will be amazed what you can achieve in one day.


Ingrid Scherübl is a certified writing coach, systemic counselor, communication trainer and NLP specialist.

Her background is in Cultural Studies and while working as a life coach, she is also a research associate at the University of Arts in Berlin. She organizes writing retreats, workshops and seminaries for Academics that foster concentration and fire the creative flow (www.schreibashram.de).

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