WRITE NOW RELIEF
If you're like me, you've watched the pain and devastation from Hurricane Sandy and have wanted to help. Now's your chance.
Are you a writer looking for feedback on your story? I, along with several other authors, am offering to critique the first 50 pages of a novel for the highest bidder, with the proceeds going directly to Samaritan's Purse for relief efforts. I hope you'll bid on my critique! Why not bid on more than one?!
I write for Harlequin Love Inspired, a line of contemporary inspirational romance novels that run 55-60,000 words. If you're interested in a critique from me, I hope you'll bid here in the comments section--and check back often through the next week! Please also check out the other participating authors to find the best fit for your genre. Keep track of progress on the event Facebook page. More details are below. Don't forget to bid in the comments section! If you're not a writer, please help spread the word about this effort and consider donating to Samaritan's Purse.
Write Now Relief
How you can help the victims of Sandy and also get a little first aid for your novel!
WHAT: Bid on a 50-page critique of your novel by a published novelist! Highest bidder will send their amount to Samaritans Purse for their relief efforts for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
WHEN: Begins Friday, November 9, ends Friday midnight EST November 16.
HOW: Head to the blog of the author you’d like to have critique your 50 pages. Find their Write Now Relief blog post and place your bid in the comments section of that post. Monitor it closely so that you can re-bid! Check back on this Facebook page for updates on all the bids. The highest bidders on each blog at the end of the week will send their amount to Samaritan's Purse, then email a copy of the receipt to the author with the 50 pages. It’s that easy.
How much is a 50-page critique worth?
Most authors and editors can easily charge $35 an hour and a fifty-page critique is well over three hours of labor. But this labor of love is for victims who have lost everything. Their need is huge. One blogger who hosted a similar campaign last week had a top donation bid of $1,000 for a 50-page critique!
What will the critique entail?
The author you choose will read your fifty pages with an eye to giving you insights and feedback on all aspects of your story excerpt, including plot, character, story arc, mechanics, pacing, and reader appeal.
What is Samaritan’s Purse?
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Here is a video from Samaritans Purse on their efforts to help Sandy’s victims.
How do I donate to Samaritans Purse?
You can head to the Samaritan’s Purse webpage on Hurricane Sandy http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/articles/hurricane_sandy/
and click on the GIVE link imbedded on the page. Whether you are the highest bidder or not, do consider donating to this effort.
How do I start?
Pick an author, head to her blog and make your opening bid.