Spread the book driving word

October 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm (Book Collection) (, , , , , )

Fellow Pittsburgh Wrimos, we’re on the cusp of our great literary adventure through November!

That means late nights of coffee-fueled writing mania, plot holes bigger than the Liberty Tunnel, characters that won’t leave you alone, and the Great Pittsburgh NaNoWriMo Book Drive!  So far, we have collected about 250 books of our goal of 5,000.  We’re doing great so far, and I expect our book collecting volume to increase as we head into Nano month.  The book drive runs until December 15, so we have a little bit more time to reach our 5,000 book goal than we do our 50,000 word goal!

If we break it down into Nano terms, we have 45 days to collect 5,000 books.  That means we need to collect 112 books per day to meet our goal.  Compared to 1,667 words per day, that seems like a piece of cake, right?

And it will be, with your help!  Even if you can only hang one flier, that’s a bunch more people that will learn about the book drive that maybe otherwise wouldn’t have heard about it.  If each of us hangs just one flier, we can post nearly 1,500 fliers throughout Pittsburgh.  If 10 people see each flier, 15,000 people will hear about the drive.  Only 33% of them need to donate one book for us to meet our goal.

So head on over to Fliers, print one out and hang it up at your favorite hangout before you dive into your latest novel!  Once you’ve done that, copy and paste the template email on the same page into a blank email and send it to everyone on your email list.

Happy Noveling, Pittsburgh!

-Kelly

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Books, books and more books!

October 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm (Book Collection) (, , , )


The 2010 Great Pittsburgh NaNoWriMo Book Drive is over. Check back in October 2011 for the 2011 book drive.

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Volunteers needed!

October 22, 2010 at 1:09 am (Volunteers) (, , , )

Hello Steel City Wrimos!  I’m Kelly, and National Novel Writing Month needs your help!

For the first time, NaNoWriMo is holding a great book drive to help raise funds for NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program–which helps out kids in 30 schools across our beautiful state of Pennsylvania.  The goal is for each region to raise 3,000 books, which will then by sold by Better World Books, and the proceeds donated to National Novel Writing Month.

But we can do better.  We can do 5,000.

But I, your Great NaNoWriMo Book Drive coordinator, cannot do it alone.  I need you, the awesomely awesome Wrimos of our fair City of Steel, to help out. (To clarify, the book drive is great, I’m not.^^)

Here’s what I need:

  • People to manage drop off locations.
  • People to hand fliers in their offices, schools, and favorite businesses.
  • People to email their friends, family, and coworkers to request book donations.
  • People to collect books at write ins and other Nano events (I can’t be at all of them!).
  • PEOPLE TO DONATE BOOKS!

I will be adding fliers, email templates and other goodies to help you help NaNoWriMo over the next few days.  If you’d like to help out in a way I haven’t listed here, let me know!  Please leave me a comment if you’d like to help, email me at narrativeintheblog@gmail.com (this is my public email for my blog), or shoot me a Nano Mail (here’s my profile).

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