Do you have a writing project that you just haven’t found the time to get back to working on? Do you have a revise and resubmit that could be completed if you just have a chunk of time to commit to it?
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) hosts a 14-Day Writing Challenge that provides an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. It’s very simple:
1. You commit to write every day for at least 30 minutes.
2. At the beginning of your writing time, you login to our online community, start the timer, complete your writing, and post your progress at the end.
3. You take 5 minutes to support other writers in your group by commenting on their progress.
Karen Swanson, the OTL’s Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Initiatives, did the 14-Day Writing Challenge this spring and was so surprised at how productive she could be given 30-60 minutes over the course of 14 days in a row. She went to the NCFDD website and registered for the Challenge. On Monday morning, she received an encouraging email to login, set the time, write out a quick goal and start writing. After 14 days of this system she had a solid draft of a paper written and felt great.
Faculty who write 10 out of 14 days should send Karen Swanson the completion email to be put into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card. If you’re up for the challenge, then we can’t wait for you to join us!