On the morning of the 27th i, and 53 other writers will walk many miles … in literary terms … *ahem* write many miles …
lemme start over …
Clarion changed my life. It’s one of the best spec writing workshops in the world, has been running for over forty years, and has opened more doors in my writing and my career than i thought imaginable.
Clarion needs financial support and i, and a host of other writers, are trying to help.
Help Me Help Clarion!
My plan is to raise $4900 for Clarion this year. If you and i can raise that much, we’ll send one talented writer to Clarion. I received a scholarship my year and that, combined with incredible generosity from my community in Eugene, was the only way i was able to go.
So, $4900 … whew! Tell you what, here’s two ways to help:
One: You can just donate to Clarion straight away.
Two: Or let’s do it walk-a-thon style. I’m looking for folks to sponsor me at pro rates, 7 cents a word. Pledge 7 cents a word up to a certain amount. If enough people sign on and *ahem* if i get 70,000 words in the 6 weeks of Clarion, we’ll raise enough to help someone like i was helped.
I’ll tabulate the donation amount and write my ass off. At the end of 6 weeks, you’ll go to the Clarion Donation Page and make yer donation. Everybody wins!
You can even sponsor a specific work! I’ll write a number of short stories these 6 weeks and part of a novel. Some of the shorts will be flash, between 500 and 2000 words (at $0.07 a word, that’s a $35 to $100 pledge) and other’s will be normal short story length, between 2000 and 6500 words (at $0.07 a word, that’s a $140 to $450 pledge.)
Buy a story, just like a real editor!
Just write me and say something like, “I want to pledge for a short story of up to 4000 words” or whatever. While i’m working on your story, i’ll be sure to blog about it and you.
Here’s the general Write-a-Thon page.
So, what are you waiting for?