Joli Jensen is the Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication at the University of Tulsa, where she founded and directs the Henneke Faculty Writing Program. She is the author of Is Art Good For Us? Beliefs about High Culture in American Life; The Nashville Sound: Authenticity and Commercialization in Country Music; and Redeeming Modernity: Contradictions in Media Criticism.
"Write No Matter What is simultaneously inspiring and
practical. Jensen shines clarifying light on the shadows that too
often make academic writing a challenging, and at times frustrating
or terrifying, process. She invites us to treat our writing as a
craft that we can develop and then continue to hone throughout our
careers. Jensen provides a set of tools and techniques that make it
possible--even pleasurable--for anyone from a new graduate student
to a seasoned faculty member to become a productive academic
writer."--Peter Felten, assistant provost for teaching and learning
and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Elon
"Jensen is friendly, direct, and clear, without sounding cliched. She acknowledges the challenges and is honest about the material conditions academic writers face in an imperfect setting. Write No Matter What offers effective and portable practices for a broad academic audience."--Michele Eodice, associate provost and director of the OU Writing Center, University of Oklahoma
"Jensen is one of us, and she understands the challenges we face. Her goal with this book is not to remove the barriers to productive writing but to help us overcome them by, in part, acknowledging the emotional and psychological dimensions of writing. Her reassuring, inspiring voice exudes empathy and encouragement. . . . Delightful in its straightforwardness and refreshing in its candor, Write No Matter What promises to inspire and energize those who take its suggestions seriously."--Steven E. Gump "Journal of Academic Writing"
"Write No Matter What is research and practice based, direct, and written in an exceptionally readable style. Busy faculty members will find creative and straightforward strategies for creating more time, space and energy for writing."--Mary Deane Sorcinelli, University of Massachusetts Amherst