Sticker on a light-pole near Jeld-Wen Field.

You know what never gets old? People asking you for money.

Just kidding!

Of course it gets old. Every day when I’m downtown I’m chugged and spanged until I think cruel things about the unfortunate. [Note: those links not necessarily suitable for all ages].

People are always telling you it’s for “a good cause” and “think of the children!”

But think about this.

What would the world be like if there were no stories about vampires, wizards, spaceships or dragons? No stories about magic monkeys, alien sex, [Warning: that story is not for folks of a delicate nature] sentient computer disks, eternally trapped spirits, magical cards or Indians with time machines.?

Getting a little funny feeling in your stomach?

I thought so.

Here’s your big chance to help speculative fiction nerds go to summer camp and write great stories.

Once again, I’m raising money for the Clarion West Writers Workshop. You might remember me doing this in 2009 and 2010.

Here are my posts from when I attended the workshop in 2008:

[NOTE: Actually the links don’t work because turdpress so royally screwed up my archives when I had to migrate from blogger. I’ll come back and fix later.] [FIXED!]

Overview, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 part 1, Week 4 part 2, Week 5 and Week 6.

I can’t possibly convey what an amazing experience it was for me. I still think about it every day.

How can you help? Sponsor me or someone with some of your hard earned cash. Any donation from $1 to $1 million will be happily accepted. Even more than $1 million would be fine. You know that little jar you have in your laundry room where you put the change that falls out of everyone’s pockets? Just empty out that and send it. That would be great. And if you have no money your kind thoughts will do.

In return I am pledging to write at least 3000 words a week and I will revise and submit one story.

Here’s all the info you need to contribute: Clarion West Write-A-Thon 2011 and here’s the direct link to sponsor me.

I’ll post an update every week to let you know how I’m doing. I’ll also send out some annoying spamela emails with additional begging so be on the look out for that!

Also, I’m matching the first $100 so if you donate now, it’s like, doubled.

Thanks for supporting nerd writers!

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