And today, it's writers that need your help. Our help. So here's the deal. There's this wonderful non-profit in San Diego called San Diego Writers Ink, who help writers through a series of workshops, critiques, and so on. It's a relatively small organization, with a tightly-knit and dedicated staff. Simply put, it feels like family when you walk through their door. They're soft spoken, yet passionate about all things literary, from limericks to memoirs.
And now they need to raise some money. They're having a fun fundraiser (or a "fun"-raiser!) called Blazing Laptops. It happens on June 9, and what happens is that they open their doors on a Sunday and all of us writers come in for a sort of writing marathon and just write for nine hours straight. We write to work on what we write, and we write because people have pledged their confidence in our ability to do just that. Basically, it's like the walk-a-thons that many other charities have, except without the blisters and sweat (or at least blisters on different body parts).
And this is where you come in. I promised to raise at least $100 (although truthfully, I'd love to raise much more than that), and I've already gotten 40% of the way there. I just need a few more people to show their generosity to this writing organization to help me get to my goal. At the same time, I actually have writing to do! I can spend those nine hours writing more blog posts and trying to *finally* finish that novel I started in November, which needs about 30,000 more words in order to be done.
So here is the link to pledge. Or click on the picture to pledge. It could be for $5, or it could be for $50, or even $500. Either way, you should seriously consider making a pledge. Everybody wins. Writers Ink gets some funding, I get the chance to work on some writing, and you get to feel great about yourself for being so generous.