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What I want to do

Live off the proceeds of just my writing.

What matters to me

Literacy, education, compassion, and passion for something.

What inspires me

Creativity in others. The unknown as well as the what-could-be. Movies. Other writers.

Providence, RI USA

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The Office of Letters and Light
August 18, 2009

The Office of Letters and Light runs an annual program - National Novel Writing Month - that literally changed my life. Prior to participating, I only aspired at being a writer but never thought I had the time. A few years later, I've become an active volunteer for the event, have written four novels, and am working toward publishing some of my work. They truly do inspire literacy and writing fundamentals in adults and children alike.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many participants around Chicago who keep working on their novels year-round. They eagerly anticipate each November when they can start a new novel all over again. Moreso, the Young Adults program has been a great help to Chicago public schools.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their ever-growing plethora of opporunities and inspiration to write, to read, and to share that excitement with others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

overjoyed at being involved. Literacy and writing are great causes, and I couldn't be happier to be a part of the organization, even at the volunteer level.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund National Novel Writing Month and Script Frenzy the way it was meant to be run - with school curriculums across the nation, prizes, guest speakers/writers, and a budget for local chapters to lead their writers to literary victory.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Wrote, organized events in my local chapter (Chicago), and learned a lot in the process.