I’ve been involved for several years supporting Clarion West, a speculative fiction writer’s workshop based in Seattle. For six weeks, instructors and students take part in an intensive writing bootcamp focused on improving their craft. Not many people can afford seven weeks away from work and home, not to mention the tuition costs, so those of us who are supporters fundraise to help it all work. I am committing to finishing my work in progress, The Scent of Metal, during the course of the Clarion West Write-a-thon, which starts today. My goal is a measly hundred bucks. If I raise that much I will put two (2!) chapters of that book up on this site for all to read. Is that a deal or what?
How do you donate? Go to my Write-a-thon page here, or go to the general Write-a-thon page here. Each writer’s page has a PayPal button for donations, which goes straight to Clarion West. Every dollar helps.