RX Writing Challenge

#RxWritingChallenge dates:
October 16-28

In academic pharmacy, writing for publication is an expectation that can be riddled with pressure and guilt. How does one make progress?  Well, community is an asset!  So is a "sprint" -- a focused period to make a concerted effort to move forward.

A 14-day writing challenge can give you "permission" to make writing a priority for a defined (short) period of time. It's also an opportunity to try on new writing practices -- strategies that may work for you into the future.

The Pharmacy Writers' 14-Day Challenge is inspired by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's 14-day challenge.  If you're affiliated with a NCFDD Member University, we encourage you to check out their program, which provides additional encouragement and support. Some of the motivation for the Challenge is described here.

Pharmacy writers have excellent insights to share that will advance the practice of pharmacy and pharmacy education.  We are pleased to support and encourage the dissemination of your work through this writing challenge!

All pharmacy writers are invited to participate. Participation is simple.  Just commit to:

  1. Write 30 minutes per day (M-F)  for these two weeks.  Any kind of writing counts e.g. outlines, drafts, feedback to co-authors, revisions, responding to reviews. 
  2. Celebrate your progress, in some small way, each day that you write.  You might invite a friend to coffee, splurge on your favorite food at the grocery store or simply take some time to smell the roses.

Sign Up to participate!  Sign up to participate and receive daily emails during the challenge:

Participation Sign Up

Note:  Some school/organization contacts are working locally to create events and reward programs (e.g. treats!) that support the Challenge.  To aid their work, school/organization lists will be provided to them with names of participants from their organization.  You can find your contact here. If your school/organization does not have a contact and you would like to volunteer, please email Kristin Janke at janke006@umn.edu.