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Samuel W.

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Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Office of Letters and Light, specifically NaNoWriMo, saved my life. Well, it's done a lot more than that too. Firstly though, it got me through the death of my fiancé. She went for surgery the first November I attempted NaNoWriMo and it was just my way of coping. I wrote my novel in 7 days and ended up writing another one before the close of the month. Now, I don't want to juxtapose so I'll add in some random filler about how NaNo and Script Frenzy have been the perfect help in finding my way to my posse and becoming the better writing that I dream to be. And the best part? Through the OLL I found my wonderful girlfriend and life is just booming. Because of all this, the amazing people I've found and the countless times it has helped me fight off bone-breaking depression I'd give an arm and a leg to keep the OLL going.

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

NaNoWriMo, Script Frenzy, Young Writer's Program, et cetera.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...


Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?


How much of an impact do you think this organization has?


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How did you learn about this organization?

My sister, by sheer wonderful luck(destiny!)

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

top short term? Helping people reach their "one day" goals. "One day I'd like to X"

What is its top priority in the long run?

The same as their top short term: Helping people reach their "one day" goals. "One day I'd like to X" Really it's both short and long term. You can DO NaNoWriMo or Script Frenzy or you can be PART of it and come back.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Advisor & I participated several times and eventually volunteered to run the programs in my area.