#Scrivathon16: Syria Relief

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What is Scrivathon16?

November is coming. For those of you who are writers or have writers in your life, you know what that means. National Novel Writing Month. Where participants try to write 50,000 (200 pages) in 30 days.

That’s a lot of words.

To get there is a marathon. But to get daily word count goals? People often do sprints.

Marathoners often like to use their hobby to support worthy causes and writers are no different. We wanted to band together to help others.

Hence, Scrivathon16 was born.

The tragedy of Aleppo and the rest of Syria is something that saddens us and angers us and makes us wish we could do something to help.

So we are.

You can help. HERE is my donation page.

Or, you can message me and pledge per word/page on November 12th. My average words per day are 1,665–exactly what I need to finish on time. The most I’ve ever written is about 3,200 in one day.

(If you’re a writer yourself and would like to help fundraise, AY Chao, the organizer and founder of Scrivathon16, has directions on how to join here.)

Syria Relief

has a solid network of committed management and logistics staff on the ground inside Syria—currently numbering at around 1,600—which means they can deliver humanitarian aid in all areas, including the hard-to-reach rural and some besieged areas. In the short space of time since its inception, Syria Relief has established its reputation as a trusted and efficient humanitarian aid agency on the ground, with a track record of the highest level of transparency and feedback.

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