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Clarion's Write-a-Thon

Guess what I found out? I can still accept sponsorships and donations for my Clarion Write-a-Thon. So, if you had wanted to sponsor (one time donation) or pledge (money per word), you still have time. You will be helping me to support Clarion's Writers Workshop, an intense six week writing program that is one of the oldest and most well-respected writers' workshops in the nation. For more information about the Clarion Writers Workshop, please visit their website at http://clarionwriteathon.org.

All donations can be declared on your taxes. The Clarion Write-a-Thon and the Writers Workshop is governed by the Clarion Foundation. Established to ensure, despite the economy, the high quality of the Writers Workshop, the Clarion Foundation is a legally incorporated non-profit organization, awarded charitable (501(c)(3)) status by the I.R.S. Your donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you wish to see what your money will purchase, you can visit my writer's profile at http://clarionwriteathon.org/members/profile.php?writerid=128931. You can see my goals, monitor my progress (one week down, five more to go!), and read experts from my novel. If you like what you see, click the button and donate or pledge.

To those who have, I thank you. While you support an organization I believe in, you also support me in a life goal. I do not have the words of gratitude to express what it means to have the support.

Anyway, back to enjoying my weekend. I hope you enjoy yours as well!


Clarion's Write-a-Thon

One day left! One day until I start the Clarion Write-a-Thon! You still have time to sponsor me at my profile page: http://clarionwriteathon.org/members/profile.php?writerid=128931. To find out more about the Clarion Write-a-Thon, please visit the Clarion Write-a-Thon website at http://clarionwriteathon.org. You will find links there to the Clarion Writer's Workshop and the talented alumni the workshop has produced.

One more day! I am so excited and nervous!


Clarion's Write-a-Thon

With only one week until the Clarion's Write-a-Than, I am overwhelmed with the support I have been showed. I want to thank everyone who supported me so far – your faith in my abilities means more than I can write. I will do my utmost not to let you down.

You can visit my profile at http://clarionwriteathon.org/members/profile.php?writerid=128931. To find out more about the Clarion Write-a-Thon and where the money I raise will go, please visit the Clarion Write-a-Thon website at http://clarionwriteathon.org. You will find links there to the Clarion Writer's Workshop and the talented alumni the workshop has produced. By sponsering me, you could be supporting a future best-selling author or literary hero.

Thank you. One more week! I am so excited and nervous!

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In case you didn't know, writing is very important to me. I have been writing stories all my life. One of the items on my Ultimate Bucket List is to attend the Clarion Writer's Workshop, http://clarion.ucsd.edu. Clarion is the oldest writing program of its kind, and it is highly respected. Many of the greatest figures in science fiction and fantasy honed their skills and launched careers there.

Until I can attend, I decide to participate in the Clarion Write-A-Thon. As a participant, I will raise money to help writers write and Clarion mentors so we can share critiques, ideas, encouragement and good writing. It's the same approach they've used successfully for years in the workshop. I know it will provide me with just the kind of push I need to work on my novel. Completing my novel is important to me and helping other writers is a noble cause.

The Clarion Write-A-Thon starts June 24, 2012 and finishes on August 4, 2012.

I hope you'll help out by going to http://clarionwriteathon.org/members/profile.php?writerid=128931 and sponsoring my writing. Every contribution that comes through will show on my page and will drive me to do more and better, while also helping out future writers.

Thanks in advance! Please check back often to see how I'm doing and what I've written.



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Nate's Project: 573 words

I have deleted the 573 words I wrote tonight. And that was replacing the 346 words I wrote a couple of weeks ago. I cannot find the proper segway into this section of the chapter. While I may have opted out of writing my novel to push to finish my short story, I know the underlying reason for finishing up the Rejection Project (off being edited by Hubby; anyone interested in a beta read?) is I was stuck with my novel. Stuck, particularly, here.

I cannot shake the feeling I am rushing the action. However, as I look over my plot, I see how and why the action moves. In my plot, it doesn't feel fast. In my head, I worry that I am not layering the action enough. I am using four acts, but I am wondering if the acts should overlap at the end/beginning a little to provide for a seamless transition. I don't think I have enough wallpaper and paste to make it happen.

Or maybe I haven't found the right way in yet. It isn't matter of voice, but a matter of the angle my voice would speak about. While he may not like P.E., my writing shows far more annoyance with the subject than he actually would be. He isn't sharp yet. He's young. His bitterness will come.

Huh. That's the problem. I have to wait. Thank you.


Rejection Project: 1256 words
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And after Doctor Who, I will work on my novel.


Rejection Project: 711 words
Related Links: Same one as last night

A quiet work day sure makes it much easier to start writing at night. Also, knowing I have a letter of praise sitting in my inbox that I'm too frightened to read helps as well. I cannot tell you how it helps my ego fight the demon monkeys when properly armed. I am to the point where I like writing this story (finally!). I am eager to finish.

Nate's Project: 366 words

I stopped. It wasn't working and I didn't know how to get it back on track. I am putting it away to read tomorrow and fix.

Now, I'm off to answer very important e-mail!


Rejection Project: 658 words
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Twists, Slug and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
Hard Boiled Slang Dictionary
"Thank you" in many languages

Somehow, my Sheriff has turned Italian. Not real Italian, fake Italian. Very weird. Voice still working, at least for me. I wonder how it will read for others.

Nate's Project: 617 words
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Oh, Nate. How clueless can you be!


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