Last year I participated in Nanowrimo in November. Basically, November is National Novel Writing month, and Nanowrimo gives authors a goal to write 50,000 words in a month. There are many local and national events to help writers meet their goals. One of such events is the night of Writing Dangerously. It's a Write-A-Thon in San Francisco in the Julia Morgan Ballroom, which is beautiful, for about seven hours. Writers from all over come here to network, eat, and, of course, write. Last year my friend Marisa and I took a three-day trip to San Francisco and had an incredible time! We were both so inspired by the experience that we want this to be a yearly occurrence.
To participate in the Write-A-Thon, one must raise $275 before one can RSVP. I would love to raise more than the entrance amount since the money raised goes to help children and adults get the encouragement, structure, and inspiration they need to achieve their creative potential. Proceeds from the event will fund National Novel Writing Month's free creative writing programs in hundreds of schools and communities around the world.
As someone who's wanted to be an author since I was nine, and someone who never had much structure or teaching about writing until I was 22 and in Lisa Shapiro's Novel Writing class, this means a lot to me. I'm grateful to everyone in my life, and I want what I now have to be open to others in all walks of their life.
Thank you everyone for your support, love, encouragement, critique, questions, interest, and kindness.
This is my webpage where you can donate to help me in this Write-A-Thon: http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=328019
Thank you, and God bless!
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