The STEM Writing Institute (SWI) is a business that helps STEM graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals improve their writing through a variety of STEM writing workshops. But what, exactly, is a writing workshop?
Writing workshops are most common in the field of creative writing, where fiction writers, non-fiction writers, and poets come together to share their writing, receive feedback on their writing, and provide feedback on their colleague’s writing. In other words, it’s a space where writers gather to work on their writing.
Writing workshops have many different formats. Some encourage conversation while others discourage it, some are in-person while other workshops are conducted virtually, some last an hour while others last several days or even weeks. Often, writing workshops ocellate between writing in solitude and sharing your writing or your writing ideas with a group. Other times, writing workshops are just a quiet place to work on your writing with others in your profession. Or, sometimes writing workshops are a place where you receive advice on your writing that helps with structure, word choice, line breaks, character development, and many other creative writing elements.
The bottom line is that writing workshops exist to help you develop your skills as a writer, and, if you’re an engineer, a biologist, or any other kind of STEM professional, you know that writing is just as much a part of STEM fields as it is creative writing fields. But, oddly enough, STEM writing workshops aren’t as prevalent as creative writing workshops even though STEM writers need just as much help developing their skills as a writer as a novelist or poet does. Sure, STEM writing workshops may have a different format from that of a creative writing workshop, but an effective STEM writing workshop will offer clients the same result: writers who are equipped with the tools they need to write confidently, clearly, and concisely.
SWI offers STEM writing workshops of varying lengths in both virtual and in-person formats. We provide all clients with accessible writing lessons and plenty of time to practice those lessons in each workshop. If you’re a STEM graduate student, faculty, or industry professional who is looking for ways to improve your writing, register for an SWI writing workshop today.
Photo by fauxels