Every time there's a tragedy, many of us look for ways to help, in any way we can. We donate funds if they're available, we send clothes, blankets, diapers or whatever else we have on hand or can afford to purchase. However, I've learned that many donated items are never used, and some items that are collected and sent can't be used due to climate or other factors. So truly, the best way to help is with money. But what if you can't afford (like me) to give money? The owner of Astraea Press solved my dilemma. All she's asking for, is my writing.
Stephanie Taylor has put an open call out for a Japan Relief Novella, where all proceeds (and I do mean ALL) go to those in desperate need in Japan. I am so on-board for this and I am telling everyone I know. How to best reach everyone I know, why shout out to you all publicly!
I know many of us don't write 'sweet' which is what Astraea is. However, I figure for the length, it is most certainly doable. So please, take just a moment to look over the specifics and really, really consider doing this. After all, it's only a short time you won't 'earn' and the money will be going to a great (really great) cause. This way we, as authors, can extend a helping hand, and all we have to do is what we do best. Write.