Welcome to Hidden Assets

I'm Dr Jennifer Jones, and over the next few weeks/months, we'll work together on making writing easier and more rewarding for you.

Book your 1:1 sessions

You can book your 1:1 sessions below. Each participant gets 4 of these - how you spread them out is up to you. If you want to meet in person, I'll do all I can to do that, but please remember that I'll be in the States from 12 December to 12 January (though still working except the week between Christmas and New Year). 

You have until the end of teaching next term, though the booking system will only allow bookings in the next 60 days. To book in January, come back later in November or in December.

Before we get started, please fill in this short survey

Please respond to this survey (created using Google Forms) to tell me about your current writing practice and problems. It will not collect identifying details, unless you include some in your typed answers.

As I explain on the survey, I will not share your typed answers with anyone, but I may use numerical data from the first two questions in future marketing materials.

Links from the Introductory Workshop - 11 and 18 October

The topic of impostor syndrome came up in the session the 18th. I suggested Lou Solomon's Tedx Charlotte Talk, "The Surprising Solution to the Imposter Syndrome" - I love how she puts her internal negative voice in its place.

Use this tracker (or its principles) to figure out when you write best and how you can nurture your creativity. Read this blog post "How to find creativity when you need it" to learn more about this.

Someone in the session on the 18th suggested Tim Urban's Ted Talk, "Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator". It's funny and thought provoking, so well worth a watch.

Links from the Writing Groups Workshop - 25 October

This book is for business owners, but the writing process is the same whatever you're writing. Use the chapter titles to guide your reading and email me if you can't find what you need, but suspect is in the book.

This workbook gives you some gentle ways of dealing with writer's block - it's not something to bust through, nor is it a disease to be diagnosed and cured. All writers get blocked, the key is learning how to work with your blocks.

Links from the Breaking Tasks Down Workshop - 1 November

In this workshop, one of you mentioned a potentially useful AI tool: the Taylor & Francis Journal Suggester. If you put your abstract into it, it will suggest appropriate journals to send the article to. As with all AI tools, I'm sure this one is still developing and changing, but it looks like it could be a good place to start in your search for an appropriate journal.