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From isolation to inspiration: the psychology of writing in communities

Janz, Nicole (2020) From isolation to inspiration: the psychology of writing in communities. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (02 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Writing in communities, in the form of writing groups and writing retreats, has become immensely popular in the last decade. Despite COVID-19 putting a halt on face-to-face meetings, the new online writing group boom has helped academics to stay productive. Nicole Janz explores how writing in groups can provide an antidote to the competitive yet isolated aspect of academic existence and considers why, to retreat into ourselves, we need to be surrounded by others.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 10:51
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 23:26

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