Write Line

Words of Wisdom

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all sentences short or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

— William Strunk, Jr.


Write Line is a virtual graduate student writing group conducted via Zoom. Graduate students in any area of study are welcome to apply. Write Line provides a productive virtual writing space so that participants can stay accountable to their writing goals! Participants meet twice per week, for two hours each session. Each participant is assigned to a small group facilitator who checks in with the group and notes each person’s writing goals for the session. Following goal setting, everyone writes together. Participants who have quick writing questions are able to get answers to those via the Zoom chat function. At the end of each session, the small groups briefly reconvene to report on their progress.
Write Line for Fall 2020 offers three groups, each meeting at different times. Participants can select from one of the three options below:

  • Group A will meet Monday/Thursday from 10 AM-12 PM
  • Group B will meet Tuesday/Thursday from 10 AM- 12 PM
  • Group C will meet Monday/Wednesday from 12 PM- 2 PM

Registration for Fall Write Line 2020 is now closed. Check back soon for new dates.

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