Writing for Publication: Transitions and Tools that Support Scholars’ Success - Mary Renck Jalongo, Olivia N. Saracho 2016
Supports for Scholarly Authors
From Novice to Expert
Writing as Professional Development
Adult learning theory suggests that most of us pursue important goals in spurts; in other words, through projects (Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, 2007). Think of writing for publication as a self-improvement project and pursue it with the same self-direction and intensity you would devote to a personal project, such as becoming physically fit. To accomplish such goals, you’ll need, at the minimum:
· Supportive interactions with more experienced authors
· Access to print/nonprint resources
· Training opportunities (Geller & Eodice, 2013).
Many times, there are special workshops, panel discussions, seminars, and pre- or post-conference sessions on writing for publication that are part of professional conferences. Study the program carefully to match these opportunities to your particular needs.