Your Academic Writing Superpowers

Are you tired of hearing what’s wrong with you?

Are you tired of wondering why writing advice doesn’t work for you?

Don’t assume something is wrong with you if your writing process isn’t working!

You have a unique set of superpowers that can be applied to your writing.

When: Next session TBA. Sign up here and I’ll let you know the next time I’m hosting the workshop.

Where: Live on Zoom. The call will not be recorded since it’s a hands-on session!


Q: What’s the difference between a strength and a superpower?
A: “Strength” is the official language Gallup uses to describe what happens when you hone your natural talents by learning about and practicing them. While I often use the two terms interchangeably, superpower evokes something special that very few others possess. It’s much more delicious, too.

Q: Why should I bother with the assessment? Isn’t it a standardized test?
A: You can read all about the test design here. As with all tests, the problem with it is how you use it, not necessarily the test itself. We each have unique gifts and talents that we often cannot see ourselves—they only become obvious when you find out that others do not have them. Once you realize you have this superpower, you can embrace it and embrace your unique writing process. Your writing process can then become more enjoyable because you’re no longer working against yourself.

Q: What do you bring as the facilitator?
A: I’m an academic and fiction writer and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. As someone high in Individualization, I love focusing on what makes people tick! As a former chair and professor, I love the chance to focus on how professors can grow, rather than on whether they published a gazillion articles last year.

Q: Why do you want my top 10 strengths? I thought we’d only use the top 5.
A: A Gallup trainer described using your top 5 strengths as akin to building a house with one hand behind your back. You can do it, but it would be a lot easier with two hands. I find that the complete picture of your superpowers emerges when you look at your top 10, or even your top 15.

Q: What are your strengths?
A: Thanks for asking! Here are my top 10 in order: Achiever | Connectedness | Relator | Learner | Individualization | Empathy | Developer | Intellection | Discipline | Positivity.

Q: What happens after the session? Will there be any other ways to continue to grow my superpowers?
A: Yes! There will be plenty. This is just the first step. I’ll offer both free and paid ways to continue to grow. Make sure you’re on my email list.