I have friend named Julie Butcher. You might have read her hugely entertaining column over at BuzzyMag. This weekend, Julie’s husband lost his grip on the chainsaw and damn-near sawed through his leg. He’s in the hospital and is looking at his third surgery in five days and months of PT.
The medical bills will be daunting.
Julie’s blog-pals over at Evil Writers are putting together a fund-raiser that will go live April 1st. It will be Kickstarter styled campaign, and they’re looking for donations from writers that could be used as perks or incentives for the public to contribute. Later, once the fundraiser goes live, they’ll be looking for money too, but right now, this is about what we writers can donate. I know I have some writer pals who read this blog. This post if for you.
Type of things that Evil Writers would find useful:
1) signed books or swag (bookmarks, you name it)
2) time with you (coffee at a conference etc)
3) critiques of a query letter or wip
4) name in short story or book
Hopefully, the campaign will get good traction. Jim Butcher (Julie’s bro) will be participating and other high profile writers and publishing people have already generous donated AMAZING things (imagine getting a critique of your manuscript from a best-selling author or having a one-on-one pitch session with a top agent!) Julie’s done a lot of good in her life–her kindness overflows. If you’re looking for a way to a balance your Karma, this would be a good shot:-)
Head over here, to Evil Writer’s Kerry’s blog (http://www.kerryschafer.com/blog/) or Skyla’s at (http://www.skyladawncameron.com/2014/03/calling-on-evil-2014-edition/) and scroll down to the donation box.
Go on. Fill out the box. You know you want to.