How do I sign up?You can sign up right here on the website! Just visit the Participate page, fill out the form, wait for your donation button, and ready, set, write!
What sort of goal should I set?
That is completely up to you! You can set a goal of as little as 10 words a day, if that’s what you feel you can achieve, or you can set a NaNoWriMo style goal of 50,000 words in the month.
That’s not the only kind of goal you can set, though! You can set a goal of a certain number of blog posts, or a certain number of hours spent writing, or a certain number of pages edited on an existing work. The only rules are that the goal must be in some way related to writing, and that it must be a specific goal that you think you can achieve.
How do donations work?
We will generate a Paypal donation button for you to post on your site or platform of choice. It will also appear next to your listing on the Write-a-Thon participants page on the RAWR blog. The donation links are keyed to each specific user, so we can track the influx of donations gathered by each writer.
What does the money go towards?
The money raised will go towards securing a better venue, paying instructors, and potentially offering financial aid to candidates who cannot afford to attend.
Am I required to post the writing I do somewhere?
Only if you wish to do so, or if you have agreed to do so to your backers. As writers ourselves, we know that editing and polishing work takes time, and nobody should ever post or publish a piece of work that they do not feel is ready.
Are my pledgers’ donations tax deductible?
Not at this time, however we are working towards incorporation as a nonprofit in the near future, at which time we hope to be able to provide tax-deductible donations.
Who runs this operation?
The person overseeing the Write-a-Thon is Sparf.
The RAWR administrative board consists of Kyell Gold, Alkani, Dark End, Ocean Tigrox, and Sparf.
Tell me about this workshop.
For all the details relating to the workshop itself, visit the website here.
I’d rather not participate in the Write-a-Thon. How can I help in other ways?
Interested individuals may make donations via Square's Cash.me or PayPal. Donation links are available at our website, If you would like to help out in other ways, keep an eye on the news posts or our newsletter from the website, as we may reach out to the community from time to time for assistance.
I have a question about the Write-a-Thon that isn’t answered here.
For further questions or clarifications, you may contact sparf [AT] rawr.community or find @sparf on Twitter.