Archive for August, 2008

Reading, writing, arithmetic

As a special bonus to kick-start the event we are going to be giving away a signed book to every participant who raises $100 by September 7. So get started on your goals this week–aim for that $100. If you reach $100 the first week and $50 each week after that you will have raised $250. That is an attainable goal and it will go a long way to supporting CFF!

Continue Reading August 31, 2008 at 5:49 pm 6 comments

Goals, donations and fighting cystic fibrosis

This event is all about raising money to fight cystic fibrosis by supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Along the way we hope to have some fun and help a lot of people set and reach their reading and writing goals.

The question has been asked whether donors are sponsoring readers or writers on a per page or per word basis. The answer is definitely not! At one cent per word a donor would be paying $300 to sponsor a writer who succeeds in keeping pace with Debbie Macomber for 30,000 words. It would be lovely to have that $300 and I hope we get some $300, $500 or $1,000 donations. But we aren’t asking for that.

Instead we are asking donors to show their support for us and for the CFF by making a simple flat donation. For example, my writing goal is 15,000 words for the month of September. I hope that my friends will donate $10, $25, $50 or any other amount in support of my goal. I’m going to do my best to write those 15,000 words, but if I don’t make CFF will still have those donations. And if I end up writing 20,000 words the donors will not have to pay more.

So head on over to the CFF Unleash Your Story page and sign up now. Set your reading or writing goals and encourage your friends to show their support for your goals and for CFF my making a single donation in any amount they choose.

Place a bumper sticker on your blog or web site advertising your fundraising efforts. Unleash Your Story

To get your own, just paste the following code in your blog or web site.

 <a href="PASTE THE URL OF YOUR FUNDRAISER PAGE HERE">
<img src="https://unleashyourstory.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/bumpstickunleash.jpg">
</A> <br> Support my efforts!

Which will look like….



Support my efforts!

Customize the line underneath to fit your blog or site.

August 30, 2008 at 6:58 pm 1 comment

Advertise Your Efforts

Place a bumper sticker on your blog or web site advertising your fundraising efforts. Unleash Your Story

To get your own, just paste the following code in your blog or web site.

 <a href="PASTE THE URL OF YOUR FUNDRAISER PAGE HERE"> 
<img src="https://unleashyourstory.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/bumpstickunleash.jpg"> 
</A> <br> Support my efforts! 

Which will look like….



Support my efforts!

Customize the line underneath to fit your blog or site.

August 29, 2008 at 7:24 pm 1 comment

Teams

Make the event more fun by forming a team. To get your team started, visit out Unleash Your Story event page on the CFF website. Follow the registration link and you’ll be given the option to form a team.

Continue Reading August 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm

News Flash! Debbie sets high goal.

I just got word that Debbie Macomber has set her writing goal for the month of September at 30,000 words!!

Those of you who plan to keep pace with Debbie will have your work cut out for you! Remember we will be providing a virtual certificate for your website or blog to all of you who do match Debbie’s word count for the month.

Good luck!!

Remember you can sign up to participate as an individual or as a team at the special Unleash Your Story event page set up by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Send your writing goals to mywords@unleashyourstory.com and reading goals to pages@unleashyourstory.com

August 27, 2008 at 10:37 pm

We’re on our way!!

We have folks signing up to participate and getting their teams together. As writing and page goals are reported to us, we will list participating teams on our team page.

Also, watch our prize page. More prizes are still rolling in!!

One special prize I’d like to announce now is donated by the authors of Romance Unleashed. We will be donating the complete MP3 of the 2008 RWA National Conference to the RWA Chapter that brings in the most donations. So, if you are an RWA chapter member and would like your total to count for a chapter, be sure to let us know by e-mailing us at info@unleashyourstory.com.

If you want to post our bumbersticker on your website or blog to let folks know that you are participating–e-mail us and we will send you the jpeg.

August 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Set those goals and register now!

It’s time to get your team together, or set your individual goals for our Unleash Your Story event.

All you have to do is go to the special Unleash Your Story Event page that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has set up for us. Enter your fundraising goal from there. Invite others to join your team, or donate through your page. The CFF website is set up to keep track of your donations.

Set your writing or reading goal and e-mail them to us. Send your writing goal to mywords@unleashyourstory.com. Readers should send your page goal to pages@unleashyourstory.com. Give us a weekly update on your words written and pages read by e-mailing those same addresses.

Any questions? Contact info@unleashyourstory.com.

August 25, 2008 at 4:58 pm

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Support for your fellow readers and writers while you help fight cystic fibrosis! It's easy to donate online. Thanks in advance for your support!

How we’re doing…

In 2008, Unleash Your Story raised $11,366 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our 2009 goal is $23,000. Dollars Raised
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Pacesetter Author

Lori Wilde is our 2009 Pacesetter Author.

Lori has sold 47 books to 4 major New York publishers--5 books coming out in 2009. She's prolific and dedicated to writing regularly to keep up with all those deadlines!

Lori promises to set a sizzling pace for all our writers to follow! Her goal for the event is 60,000 words!

To learn more about Lori, visit her Pacesetter Page

Michelle Buonfiglio Pacesetter Reader

We are proud to have Michelle Buonfiglio as our 2009 Pacesetter Reader.

Michelle hosts Barnes & Noble.com’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind RomanceBuyTheBook.com (RBTB), a fun and positive place where readers and writers hang to talk love, sex, family, life -- and, of course, romance novels

Michelle's goals are to read 10,000 pages and write 10,000 words in her blogs and comments.

To learn more about Michelle, visit her Pacesetter Page

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