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Mishell
06-20-2010, 12:29 AM
The Clarion Workshop is signing up writers to participate in our first annual Write-a-Thon, and there are only 6 days left until the deadline. Anyone can sign up, and it doesn't cost anything. Already signed up are folks like Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Crais, etc. etc.

(Link removed 'cause DUH)

But of special interest to those of you with Twitter accounts - if you Retweet @ClarionUCSD's tweet about the Write-a-Thon deadline you might win a $250 gift card to a bookstore of your choice. But it's only valid if ClarionUCSD gets 100 RTs this weekend, so get tweetin'! :)

If you have any questions about Clarion or the Write-a-Thon, fire away! I'll try to answer in a timely manner.

sunandshadow
06-20-2010, 03:16 AM
Instead of a random baby pic, could we have a link with actual info about what the write a thon is?

Mishell
06-20-2010, 04:20 AM
D'oh! This is what happens when copy-paste goes awry.

/facepalm

http://clarionfoundation.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/six-days-left-six-reasons-why/

There.

I'm truly sorry about that. I hope you at least thought she was cute.

Mishell
06-22-2010, 10:07 PM
Just 3 more days to sign up! And now we're giving away gift cards to people who help us meet our goal of 75 writers. :)

http://bit.ly/a80wmR

In other news, the chart still says 37 but we are actually at 49. Hooray!

Mishell
06-24-2010, 08:08 PM
Just need 8 more writers now! Thanks to those of you who signed up so far! The event starts Sunday and lasts for 6 weeks (just like the actual Clarion workshop). For my part, I'll be finishing the world's most awful draft of a novel. You heard me, 14 chapters in 6 weeks. Oy.

http://bit.ly/anmETm

Mishell
06-26-2010, 05:16 AM
Oh, man, we are TWO writers short of our goal, and today's the deadline! Just a few more hours left! Details: http://bit.ly/9S8y0w

This is my last post, I swear! *grin*

MeeMee2000
06-28-2010, 01:48 AM
I joined 2 minutes before the deadline expired. Did we make the goal - 75 writers? I don't see any updates on the website.

Alan Yee
06-28-2010, 02:08 AM
I joined 2 minutes before the deadline expired. Did we make the goal - 75 writers? I don't see any updates on the website.

According to the bar next to the quill and ink on the right hand side, they made it to 76 writers participating.

MeeMee2000
06-29-2010, 01:06 AM
Cool! Thanks!

Mishell
06-29-2010, 08:19 PM
Yes, that's correct, we have 76 writers, and they're all busily pulling in donations already! It looks like there will be a 2011 Clarion Workshop after all. We have forums opened up now for both writers and sponsors to track writing progress, issue challenges, etc. Thanks to everyone who signed up and/or contributed. You AWers are Absolutely the best. :)

Rebekah7
06-30-2010, 07:17 AM
I'm having trouble registering for the forums (I'm participating as a writer.) Is there anyone I can contact on the matter?

Mishell
06-30-2010, 07:52 PM
Me! :) PM me and let me know what it's doing to ya.

Rebekah7
07-01-2010, 12:05 AM
Thanks!:) I sent you a PM!

Tburger
07-01-2010, 05:02 PM
I didn't even hear about this until now, sorry, but it sounds cool.

Mishell
07-01-2010, 09:28 PM
The good news is, it's going so well we'll probably do it again next year. And we'll have better technology to support it, too (if I have anything to say about it). Already looking forward to it.