Our thought in creating Unleash Your Story was to find a way to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation while at the same time helping writers to achieve their writing goals. We came up with the idea of a write-a-thon to give aspiring and published authors a chance to get a little competitive with their writing goals. (We added the read-a-thon later and I’ll talk about that in my post tomorrow).
Writers do most of their work in isolation. Our event gives them a chance for some comaraderie and peer pressure. After all, most people work at jobs where they can compare their own productivity with those around them all the time. Our event gives writers a chance to push themselves and prod their friends to work a little harder too for just four weeks out of the year.
You may be happy with your pace and productivity as a writer. That’s great! You will enjoy showing off your steady pace, whatever it is, in our event. Perhaps, you need a bit of a nudge to increase your word count. Or maybe you just want to see what you can do when you really focus on production. Any way you look at it, Unleash Your Story is a fun chance to gear up and move forward. For this one month of the year, when you Unleash Your Story, you are also unleashing the power of story to help fight cystic fibrosis.