Michael Clemens

Send a Brigadier to the ballroom!
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  • $335
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Dear Friends, Relations, and Random People I Have Pestered,

Every year since 2007 I have participated in -- and won! -- the absurd marathon noveling challenge called National Novel Writing Month, trying to assemble 50,000 words of pure fictional bliss in thirty all-too-short days. You would think after the first few years I would learn my lesson, but I keep coming back. And what's more, I come back as one of the few, the proud, the noisy Typewriter Brigade: those tireless souls that grasp the proverbial rhino by the horn and eschew modern technology and common sense to draft some or all of our entries on a typewriter.

Why? Is it for praise? For fame? For glory? Is it because we don't know any better? If there was a poster child for regrettable noveling choices, I'm it. And here's your chance to help me share that special strangeness with the world.

On November 19, National Novel Writing Month, a 501(c)3 organization, will amass a pack of crazed would-be novelists in an otherwise classy ballroom for a write-a-thon of epicness that shake the literary world to its very foundations, or at least jostle it accidentally in line. For my eleventeenth climb up this crazy word mountain, I want to represent all Brigadiers with a shameless display of public typing and terrible prose that may -- with luck -- blackball us forever from the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

Here's a picture. Wow, that's classy! I've never been thrown out of anywhere this nice in my life.

Attendees need to raise $300 to slip past the velvet rope, and once inside the sacred sanctum, we are to be showered with prizes, food, and intense writing peer-pressure. And while we novelists are bingeing away on candy and wordcount, the NaNoWriMo organization gathers all the proceeds from the event to fund free creative writing programs in hundreds of schools and communities around the world. You're giving the gift of creativity while giving me diabetes: it's a win-win.

Here's another picture. This looks fancy. I can do fancy. I'd wear a tie. Even pants.

On behalf of the NaNoWriMo organization, I'm asking you to donate. Your donation is tax-deductible in the United States. On behalf of me, and the tiny rhino that is ever my nemesis and muse, I'm asking you to send me, typewriter, tie, and pants to this event and make this November even more insane than the past ten. 

The Typewriter Brigade is (in)famous for running roughshod over the NaNoWriMo forums every year, being the envy of all comers with our unique blend of hipster cred, impossible wordcounts, and sore fingers. This is the year we break free of our online playground and trod all over the nice white tablecloths of reality... but only with your help.

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Michael Clemens is fundraising for The 2017 Night of Writing Dangerously benefiting National Novel Writing Month.

Dear Friends, Relations, and Random People I Have Pestered,

Every year since 2007 I have participated in -- and won! -- the absurd marathon noveling challenge called National Novel Writing Month, trying to assemble 50,000 words of pure fictional bliss in thirty all-too-short days. You would think after the first few years I would learn my lesson, but I keep coming back. And what's more, I come back as one of the few, the proud, the noisy Typewriter Brigade: those tireless souls that grasp the proverbial rhino by the horn and eschew modern technology and common sense to draft some or all of our entries on a typewriter.

Why? Is it for praise? For fame? For glory? Is it because we don't know any better? If there was a poster child for regrettable noveling choices, I'm it. And here's your chance to help me share that special strangeness with the world.

On November 19, National Novel Writing Month, a 501(c)3 organization, will amass a pack of crazed would-be novelists in an otherwise classy ballroom for a write-a-thon of epicness that shake the literary world to its very foundations, or at least jostle it accidentally in line. For my eleventeenth climb up this crazy word mountain, I want to represent all Brigadiers with a shameless display of public typing and terrible prose that may -- with luck -- blackball us forever from the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

Here's a picture. Wow, that's classy! I've never been thrown out of anywhere this nice in my life.

Attendees need to raise $300 to slip past the velvet rope, and once inside the sacred sanctum, we are to be showered with prizes, food, and intense writing peer-pressure. And while we novelists are bingeing away on candy and wordcount, the NaNoWriMo organization gathers all the proceeds from the event to fund free creative writing programs in hundreds of schools and communities around the world. You're giving the gift of creativity while giving me diabetes: it's a win-win.

Here's another picture. This looks fancy. I can do fancy. I'd wear a tie. Even pants.

On behalf of the NaNoWriMo organization, I'm asking you to donate. Your donation is tax-deductible in the United States. On behalf of me, and the tiny rhino that is ever my nemesis and muse, I'm asking you to send me, typewriter, tie, and pants to this event and make this November even more insane than the past ten. 

The Typewriter Brigade is (in)famous for running roughshod over the NaNoWriMo forums every year, being the envy of all comers with our unique blend of hipster cred, impossible wordcounts, and sore fingers. This is the year we break free of our online playground and trod all over the nice white tablecloths of reality... but only with your help.

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The Campaign:

The 2017 Night of Writing Dangerously

Join us for an unforgettable night of literary abandon! Write the night away with NaNoWriMo s

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National Novel Writing Month

We believe that stories matter. National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and ad...

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