#NaNoWriMo, not just for fun.

nanowrimo2Yes, NaNoWriMo is going to be a lot of fun and a real challenge, but NaNoWriMo is not only about writers pushing their prose and enjoying November. The Nation Novel Writing Month is about raising awareness of reading and writing.

Each year NaNoWriMo is brought to us by the efforts of the fine folks at the Office of Letters and Light. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accepts donations to support their efforts. Why donate?

When you donate to National Novel Writing Month, you help bring free creative writing programs to more than 500,000 kids and adults in approximately 100 countries, 2,000 classrooms, 600 libraries, and 500 NaNoWriMo regions every year.

You not only support people’s novel writing dreams, you help transform people into creators who see new possibilities in the world—and act on them. You spark a creative revolution.

We Can’t Do It Without You: Investing in the Power of Writing

NaNoWriMo relies on individual donations to pay for things such as web hosting costs, pep talks, Come Write In resources, and classroom kits to help turn people into writing wizards.

Nearly half of our income comes from individual donations. We need to raise approximately $1.2 million in 2013 to put on NaNoWriMo and our other programs.

If you would like to donate, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Any size donation will help.

Those same fine folks at the Office of Letters and Light don’t get to vacation the other 11 months of the year when NaNoWriMo is over. Check out this page for more information.

If your participating in NaNoWriMo, have fun and write your butts off, but don’t forget to thank The Office of Letters and Lights for their hard work and making it possible for hundreds of thousands of writers to join together and experience the joy or writing. Personally I already owe them a lot. NaNoWriMo is bringing my whole family together in one way or another to take part in this event, and it is my life’s joy to do things with my wife and children that will make memories that will last.

Go get your plot ready, write the backgrounds for your characters and GO DONATE!

Until next time…

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