Allison Lawson

An Idea That's Write For The Cause!
  • My Goal:
  • $1,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $31
  • # of Donations:
  • 3
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I'm leaving all of the legal mumbo jumbo at the bottom of the page, because it IS important, and I want you to get that important part of the story, but this first part, that's about me :)

Above, you'll see my family, my inspiration, and other items that inspire me.  Enjoy the pictures!

Donation Incentives (these allow YOU to become actively involved in my writing process.  And I will be forever grateful!):

$10 donation - I will add your name (or a name of your choosing) to my book. This helps me a lot, because I always have a difficult time with names!

$25 donation - Your name is added to my book AND you get to give me a prompt for one of my characters (named specifically or random, your choice) - be it a challenge, decision they have to make, or an item they will use in some form.

I will make a list somewhere (probably here in this description ) of my characters, so you know who to give the challenge to.

Should this book ever go to print, as well - you will be mentioned in the acknowledgements!  :-)

Character List
Theresa (Reesa) - main female character, divorced, librarian, 2 kids, small networking business owner
Russell (Rusty) - main male character, widow, 2 kids, not sure of occupation yet, but he's also a small networking business owner
Janae - Reesa's best friend, single, 1 kid, works at Starbucks
 

If you don't already know me (though chances are pretty good if you're here, you do), this is where I get to tell you a bit about myself, the reason why I'm fundraising, and why I donated myself.

I'm a 39 year old married mom of 2.  Writing has always been in my blood.  I remember 29 years ago - when I was my son's age - writing things down, and telling my family and friends about them.  They were just about anything - silly little advertisements, poems, stories, ideas, you name it.  When I was older, and had finally joined the P.L.A.N.E.T. program (it escapes me what that stands for right now, but I wanted to join it from the moment I first heard about it, in 3rd grade.  However, there were several people who scored better than me in various tests and homework, so I didn't get in until we moved and I transferred to a much smaller school.  It meant only being in a year - but I was in, and that's all that mattered!), my project was a collection of my poetry.  I do believe that material is sitting in the storage unit at the moment.  I don't think that's something I would have gotten rid of when I sorted stuff before we moved.

I have a degree in English, so I have honed my skills at writing.  I may not always journal and I may not always work on my stories, but they are always there, at the back of my mind.  To share my credo when joining my local congregation, I'm working out a poem.  I'm looking for a job, but I'm looking for ways to fit writing into my life, because I don't like how I feel when I'm not.

I haven't decided what I'm going to write for this year's novel, altho I have ideas.  You'll be able to see that once it's up on my member's page at NaNoWriMo.

And never forget, go to my blog, where you can currently see my goals (with Round of Words in 80 Days [ROW80]), links to friends and other important things to me, sometimes my hobbies, and even a small sample of work I've done before (Clifton Saga tab, or here).

I donate and do my best to support things that are connected to things important to me.  Being creative is important to me - I've been involved with groups connected to knitting and crocheting off and on for years.  I've been a NaNoWriMo member for 5 years, getting the big achievement (50K plus words) last year.  Unfortunately, none of those novels (for there are at least 3 in the works that were NaNoWriMo material) are complete or in edit mode.  I want to get them that far one day - but I'm just one woman, and there are SO MANY things I've got to do.  Some things fall behind.

But I can ask others to help me support those who make it their priority.  I can support them.  And I can put the effort in to make writing a priority to me.

So, please, join me in supporting other writers.  NONE of the money will go directly to me - if I get the top donating prize, I've already said I don't want the gifts.  I paid for the processing fee when I donated.  It's the least that can be done to make sure those that are serious about writing get the love and support they need. 

Legalesse:

I am fundraising on behalf of National Novel Writing Month, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes all stories matter.

I’m currently participating in NaNoWriMo, where I’m writing a 50,000-word novel draft during November. (Yes, really.) Please contribute to my fundraising page to:

  • Encourage me to finish my writing project. Your contribution will keep me accountable and invested!

  • Help me and my fellow novelists find ourselves through creativity. Donations go toward keeping sites and programs running for all writers. (See more about the nonprofit below!)

Throughout the year, National Novel Writing Month welcomes nearly 500,000 writers (like me!) to start creative projects. They value:

  • Diversity. They support writers of all ages and backgrounds, from over 200 countries around the world.

  • Empowerment. Their projects help people learn what they can accomplish when they’re determined.

  • Community. They encourage participants to form and sustain creative communities, both on- and off-line.

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Allison Lawson is fundraising for NaNoWriMo 2015: Library Builders benefiting National Novel Writing Month.

I'm leaving all of the legal mumbo jumbo at the bottom of the page, because it IS important, and I want you to get that important part of the story, but this first part, that's about me :)

Above, you'll see my family, my inspiration, and other items that inspire me.  Enjoy the pictures!

Donation Incentives (these allow YOU to become actively involved in my writing process.  And I will be forever grateful!):

$10 donation - I will add your name (or a name of your choosing) to my book. This helps me a lot, because I always have a difficult time with names!

$25 donation - Your name is added to my book AND you get to give me a prompt for one of my characters (named specifically or random, your choice) - be it a challenge, decision they have to make, or an item they will use in some form.

I will make a list somewhere (probably here in this description ) of my characters, so you know who to give the challenge to.

Should this book ever go to print, as well - you will be mentioned in the acknowledgements!  :-)

Character List
Theresa (Reesa) - main female character, divorced, librarian, 2 kids, small networking business owner
Russell (Rusty) - main male character, widow, 2 kids, not sure of occupation yet, but he's also a small networking business owner
Janae - Reesa's best friend, single, 1 kid, works at Starbucks
 

If you don't already know me (though chances are pretty good if you're here, you do), this is where I get to tell you a bit about myself, the reason why I'm fundraising, and why I donated myself.

I'm a 39 year old married mom of 2.  Writing has always been in my blood.  I remember 29 years ago - when I was my son's age - writing things down, and telling my family and friends about them.  They were just about anything - silly little advertisements, poems, stories, ideas, you name it.  When I was older, and had finally joined the P.L.A.N.E.T. program (it escapes me what that stands for right now, but I wanted to join it from the moment I first heard about it, in 3rd grade.  However, there were several people who scored better than me in various tests and homework, so I didn't get in until we moved and I transferred to a much smaller school.  It meant only being in a year - but I was in, and that's all that mattered!), my project was a collection of my poetry.  I do believe that material is sitting in the storage unit at the moment.  I don't think that's something I would have gotten rid of when I sorted stuff before we moved.

I have a degree in English, so I have honed my skills at writing.  I may not always journal and I may not always work on my stories, but they are always there, at the back of my mind.  To share my credo when joining my local congregation, I'm working out a poem.  I'm looking for a job, but I'm looking for ways to fit writing into my life, because I don't like how I feel when I'm not.

I haven't decided what I'm going to write for this year's novel, altho I have ideas.  You'll be able to see that once it's up on my member's page at NaNoWriMo.

And never forget, go to my blog, where you can currently see my goals (with Round of Words in 80 Days [ROW80]), links to friends and other important things to me, sometimes my hobbies, and even a small sample of work I've done before (Clifton Saga tab, or here).

I donate and do my best to support things that are connected to things important to me.  Being creative is important to me - I've been involved with groups connected to knitting and crocheting off and on for years.  I've been a NaNoWriMo member for 5 years, getting the big achievement (50K plus words) last year.  Unfortunately, none of those novels (for there are at least 3 in the works that were NaNoWriMo material) are complete or in edit mode.  I want to get them that far one day - but I'm just one woman, and there are SO MANY things I've got to do.  Some things fall behind.

But I can ask others to help me support those who make it their priority.  I can support them.  And I can put the effort in to make writing a priority to me.

So, please, join me in supporting other writers.  NONE of the money will go directly to me - if I get the top donating prize, I've already said I don't want the gifts.  I paid for the processing fee when I donated.  It's the least that can be done to make sure those that are serious about writing get the love and support they need. 

Legalesse:

I am fundraising on behalf of National Novel Writing Month, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes all stories matter.

I’m currently participating in NaNoWriMo, where I’m writing a 50,000-word novel draft during November. (Yes, really.) Please contribute to my fundraising page to:

  • Encourage me to finish my writing project. Your contribution will keep me accountable and invested!

  • Help me and my fellow novelists find ourselves through creativity. Donations go toward keeping sites and programs running for all writers. (See more about the nonprofit below!)

Throughout the year, National Novel Writing Month welcomes nearly 500,000 writers (like me!) to start creative projects. They value:

  • Diversity. They support writers of all ages and backgrounds, from over 200 countries around the world.

  • Empowerment. Their projects help people learn what they can accomplish when they’re determined.

  • Community. They encourage participants to form and sustain creative communities, both on- and off-line.

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Library Builders

Help us welcome even more people to "The NaNoWriMo Library," a place in the imagination where st

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National Novel Writing Month

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