Giving your scholarship some love every day

a pair of elderly hands carving a bird in clay

We frame the consistency aspect of the February writing challenge as giving your scholarship some love every day or touching your scholarship every day. But why bother? Why does it matter whether you think of your scholarship every day? We know that saying “give your scholarship some love every day” sounds both lalala and woo-woo. […]

February Writing Challenge: what to do on Feb. 1

blank notebook with pencil

Are you writing? If so, that’s what you’re supposed to do today. Keep going and come back to this later! Is your day totally off the rails? If so, head straight to 5 things that count below. What you do today depends on the arc of your next several days. Over the next few days, […]

February Writing Challenge

In 2019, we launched our first February Writing Challenge, partly as a kind of joke response to 30-day challenges. On the one hand, if the 30 days in 30-day challenges is supposed to be equivalent to 1 month, why not do a 30-day challenge that’s 1 month, but make it the month of February, so […]

Getting to your most important writing.

This year in general, our theme is giving your scholarship some love. But today, we want to take a moment to reflect on how being gentle with yourself—giving yourself some love—makes you a better scholar, helps you to get to your scholarship better, as well as some ways you could try to cultivate that gentleness. We’re writing […]