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Clarion Write-a-thon!

Cowboy
So I, like several of my writing buddies, I'm participating in the Clarion write-a-thon. I went to Clarion in 2005, the penultimate Michigan class, and what mattered the most to me (besides the people) was that it made me feel like a real writer and part of the SF/F community even though I didn't have anything published yet. If it weren't for Clarion, I'd probably still be wandering around writing stuff and wondering why no one wanted it.

My page is here. My overall goal is to get Orossy/Oroshi DONE. Six weeks? Yes I can! (at least, as long as the plot bunnies keep hopping.) And when my brain is fried from that I'm going to work on another e-book or three.

My prizes: $10 or more and I'll send you an e-book of your choice (this includes NATURE'S OWN, due out in a month). Three of my e-books were originally Clarion stories!

$30 or more and I'll send you an e-book of your choice AND a copy of LACE & BLADE 2 with my short story "Rent Girl" signed for you. :>) (I have six copies here.)

Judith Tarr, aka dancinghorse, is offering cool stuff and sez:

In other news, I am now officially participating in the Clarion Write-a-Thon, benefiting Clarion UCSD (the latest incarnation of "my" Clarion that I taught back along). My page is here. I've promised to write at least 500 words a day of new fiction, one way and another. More if I can. From July 27th-August 7th. Er, go team go?

Aaaaannnnd I've sweetened the pot. Donate at least $250 in my name and you're entered in a drawing for a free weekend (well, 3 days/2 nights, any time of the week) at Camp Lipizzan. If more than one person does this, the rest will get prizes: signed books, ARC's, a signed ms. if you ask really really reallllly nicely.

I think it will be fun. meep.

And idiomagic is offering nifty stuff and sez:

If any of you have a few ducats to spare for a great cause, I would be very grateful if you'd help Judy out. In fact, anyone who sends me a receipt saying they've donated, even if it's only a dollar, will get their choice of the following:

A custom poem written by me, any style any topic

A copy of Judith Tarr's novel Lord of the Two Lands about Alexander the Great and his journey into Egypt

An LJ post of at least 500 words on the topic of your choice

A three card tarot reading

If you sponsor Judy for more than $20, I will offer signed copies of Judy's books A Wind In Cairo and Alamut in a random drawing.

Also, anyone who reposts this will get a free one card tarot reading and a pony!

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idiomagic
Jun. 24th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Your card is The Tower, reversed.

Things are coming together, after a long period of everything being scattered and fragmented. Now is the time to knit together various plans and ideas, and to build the foundation for your new endeavors.

ETA: I sponsored you for $5. I'm sorry it's not much, but I already sponsored Judy for all of my disposable income. :)

Edited at 2010-06-24 02:52 am (UTC)
tcastleb
Jun. 24th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
Wow. The tower pretty much hit it spot-on. And thank you for the sponsorship; it's much appreciated. :>)
kate_schaefer
Jun. 24th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're doing this. I've been meaning to post and remind Clarionoids to sign up. Clarion West hit our goal of 75 writers (79, to be precise), and there's no reason Clarion in San Diego/Clarion Classic/Clarion East/Clarion in Michigan/Clarion at Tulane/Clarion in Clarion, Pennsylvania, shouldn't hit that goal, too. It's so cool to watch people get psyched about their writing goals and hit them.

A pony? Not in my backyard.
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