Friday, November 09, 2012

Write Now Relief--Bidding is Open!


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.



AND NOW THE PARTICIPATING AUTHORS! Choose the author who suits you best, head to their hosting blog and find the post on WRITE NOW RELIEF. Place your bid in the comments section of that blog, starting Friday, Nov 8. Check back often!
Susan Meissner  Women’s fiction, historical, contemporary http://susanlmeissner.com/write-now-relief/
Ginny Yttrup  Women’s Fiction, Contemporary  http://ginnyyttrup.com/words-for-life
Hannah Alexander  Contemporary romantic suspense, Christian romance, both contemporary and historical  http://girlswriteout.blogspot.com
Rachel Hauck  All genres  http://rachelhayeshauck.blogspot.com
Jill Williamson  Middle grade, and YA or adult for spec fiction (fantasy, science fiction, etc.http://www.jillwilliamson.com/jill-williamsons-blog/
Gayle Roper  Romantic suspense, suspense, mystery and romance. Hosted by Nancy Mehl  www.nancymehl.blogspot.com
Miralee Ferrell  Historical romance, women’s contemporary fiction, romantic suspense  www.miraleeferrell.com
Donita K. Paul  YA, Fantasy, romance  http://dragonbloggin.blogspot.com
Ruth Axtell  Historical Romance  http://ruthaxtell.blogspot.com
Kathy Fuller  Amish, contemporary, historical, screenplays  www.amishhearts.com
Missy Tippens (bid here in comments)  Contemporary category romance, anyone targeting Love Inspired.  
Happy bidding, everyone!
Here are the Details:

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.

20 comments:

Rebecca Lynn said...

Do I make my bid for Missy here in the comments?

Missy Tippens said...

Yes, Rebecca. All bidding is done right here.

Rebecca Lynn said...

I bid $50.

Missy Tippens said...

Yay, the first bidder! Thanks Rebecca!

Danie Marie said...

Hi Missy ~ I'd like to bid $75.

Missy Tippens said...

Fantastic! Thanks, Dani Marie

Rebecca Lynn said...

I'll bid $80.

Missy Tippens said...

Thanks, Rebecca!

Danie Marie said...

I'll up that bid to $90.

Missy Tippens said...

Yay! It's for a good cause, so keep the bids coming! :)

authorkathyeberly said...

I'll bid $100.

Missy Tippens said...

Thank you, Kathy!!

Danie Marie said...

$125.00

Rebecca Lynn said...

$130

Missy Tippens said...

Oh, some bid excitement while I was gone! Yay! :)

authorkathyeberly said...

I'll bid $140.

Missy Tippens said...

Excellent! Thanks, Kathy!

Missy Tippens said...

Today's the last day to bid! Be sure to do so by midnight tonight!

Missy Tippens said...

Kathy, you're the winner! Thanks so much to all of you for bidding for this worthy cause! I really appreciate you all.

Missy Tippens said...

Kathy, once you make your donation to Samaritan's Purse, just forward me the receipt to missytippens {at} aol.com. Then you can send me your pages when you're ready. :)

Here's the link to make donations to Samaritan's Purse:
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/articles/hurricane_sandy/