Thursday, February 24, 2011

Let's All Do The Write Thing

Hello, All,

First, thanks so very much for your supportive and kind comments about Do the Write Thing, the charity raffle I’m putting together to raise money for Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake relief. Dorte at DJ’s Krimiblog suggested I announce this as a separate post so that it can be passed along and tweeted, so at the risk of repeating myself, here goes. If it means the word gets passed on, I believe it’s worth being repetitive.

Here are the details:

Several authors have already very kindly offered to donate signed copies of their books (Thank you!!) for this raffle. I’ll assemble the books into “book packages” that will be raffle prizes.

Once the list of authors and titles is final, I’ll announce the “packages.” You’ll then have the opportunity to win one of them. How do you get into the raffle? All we’ll ask is that you make a donation to the New Zealand Red Cross. Once you do that, you’ll be entered into the raffle, and you will have a chance to win a “book package” of terrific reads by very talented authors.

If you are an author who’d like to donate a signed copy of one of your books, please click the Email Me button on my sidebar (MargotKinberg(at)gmail(dot)com) and let me know that you’d like to be a part of Do the Write Thing and which title you’d like to contribute. Your donation will be greatly appreciated!! If you've already been in touch, thank you! I truly appreciate it.

If you’re not an author, but you want to get into the raffle, please stay tuned. Very soon (hopefully one day next week), I will have the final list of authors and titles, so you’ll get a chance to see the great prizes you could win. I’ll then post the prizes and include a clickable donation link so you can easily enter the raffle. You’ll have two weeks to enter the raffle. Then, at the end of two weeks, I’ll announce the winners. And don't worry; this is an international raffle. Helping others shouldn't be restricted.

Even if you would rather not donate a book or enter the raffle, please do me a favour. It would help me greatly if you’d pass the word along. Tweet it, Email it, or post a note on your own blog.

Thanks again for your support. Let’s all do the write thing!



UPDATE!

The Do The Write Thing raffle is now open!!!!! Click the logo you see here to get in on the fun!!

44 comments:

  1. Thank you.

    And I have tweeted it, of course.

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  2. Dorte - Oh, you had a wonderful idea, so it's I who thank you, both for the idea and for tweeting this :-).

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  3. Thanks, Craig. Just trying to do a bit to help...

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  4. Am posting this on Mystery Fanfare right now. Great!

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  5. Janet - Thank you so much. I really appreciate your helping me spread the word.

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  6. Tweeted and put it on my Facebook profile

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  7. I will put up information on writers who kill blog spot tomorrow. I also want to donated signed books.

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  8. Aubrey - Thank you so much for passing the word along. I appreciate it very much.

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  9. Warren - Thank you! I'm so grateful for your willingness to contribute and to post about this. If you'll just send me an EMail at MargotKinberg(at)gmail(dot)com, I'll give you the address.

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  10. great effort Margot, have tweeted and posted in relevant good reads groups.

    If you happen to get offers from Aussie authors and want to save postage and time let me know - happy to provide a postal address to be the 'clearing house' for Aussie books (and to cover the cost of posting them on to the winners)

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  11. Bernadette - Thank you! I'm very grateful not just for the PR, but also for your willingness to serve as the "Aussie Center." That's awfully kind of you and I may very well take you up on your offer. Will let you know

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  12. I have a twitter account which I never use, but will tweet it all the same. Will also blog about it and share the link on facebook.
    I think it is an awesome effort, and I wish you all the best.
    I really cannot donate, because my current financial position is quite precarious, and I have a bunch of existing recurring donations that take up the slack. But will pass on the word.

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  13. Rayna - Thank you so much for being willing to pass the word. I truly appreciate it. Everyone helps in her or his own way, monetarily or not, and it all makes a difference. It means a lot to me that you're pitching in with spreading the word!

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  14. Margot your caring and support for the people of Christchurch after the devastating earthquake on Tuesday is so wonderfully generous. Vicki Lane left a message on my blog to tell me of your raffle and that she is donating a set of books.

    Just yesterday I wrote a blog post saying that I believe that we live in a beautiful world as the support and help that has been given to NZ at this time has been fantastic. People are helping in every way they can, there are specialist teams from many countries in Christchurch working along side our NZ search and rescue experts.

    As I wrote on my blog, we really do live in a beautiful world ...all I can say is thank you.

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  15. Marilyn - Oh, there is no need to thank me. We all need to stand together when things happen and this is the very least I can do. I live in earthquake country myself, too, so I can empathise with a bit of what's going on in Christchurch.

    It's truly heartening to hear that you're getting search and rescue help from all over, and I truly wish all of you well at this time. My thoughts and best wishes to all.

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  16. What a wonderful thing you are doing! I have posted on my blog and will link to FaceBook (I don't tweet, I'm afraid). Will also be donating as soon as I get my financial ducks in a row.

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  17. Bev - Thank you so much for helping me to spread the word about this. That means a lot to me, and I do appreciate it!

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  18. I will tweet and facebook it now. I will make a post about it. Today.

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  19. Clarissa - Thank you so much! I appreciate your helping to pass the word along!

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  20. Awesome, awesome, awesome idea! I'm in.

    Marie

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  21. Marie - Thanks so much. I really appreciate it!

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  22. Margot, thank you for doing this, it's wonderful. Have posted it on my blog and pasted it on my Facebook page.

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  23. JT - Thank you very much for helping me spread the word about this. That's very kind of you and I'm grateful.

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  24. HI Margot,

    Thank you for helping our Christchurch people. Much appreciated. I have posted it on my blog today.

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  25. Joanne - No need to thank me. At times like this, we all need to pitch in. I really appreciate your passing the word about this on your blog :-).

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  26. A wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing the post. I will RT it for you. :)

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  27. Hi Margot .. really good idea .. this is when I realise I need to get active on FB & Tw .. a timely reminder. Thanks - Hilary

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  28. Glynis - Thanks so much, Glynis! I appreciate the words and your helping to spread the word.



    Hilary - Thank you! I have to say, I'm loving the way modern technology is helping with this raffle :-).

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  29. What a wonderful idea, Margot. I've already received this notice a couple of times since yesterday so I think this is going viral (in a good way). I predict thousands of books heading your way and would love to contribute as well.

    Good luck with your effort.

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  30. Cindy - Thank you so much! I'm truly hoping you're right and that the word is going around. I really appreciate your own contribution and interest!

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  31. You are an angel Margot! I've just put up a blog post to help you spread the word.

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  32. Jemi - Thank you so very much for helping me to spread the word. That means a lot to me :-) And no, I'm not an angel. I'm just somebody trying to do a little something. The people there on the scene who are surviving this, who aren't giving up, who are going without sleep, food and so on to help others, those are the angels.

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  33. Tweeted and will add a word or two later to my blog. It is the early hours of the morning here in the UK.

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  34. Anglers Rest - Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about this. I do appreciate it!

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  35. Hi Margot,
    I'm only too happy to donate a copy of Veiled in Shadows

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  36. Al - Oh, that is so kind of you, Al! Thanks!

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  37. Thank you Margot. The fact that kind people such as yourself, on the other side of the world, reach out to help is a huge comfort.

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  38. Vanda - Oh, no need for thanks. I'm just doing what little I can. We're all together in this! Sending all of you thoughts, hope and best wishes..

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  39. Wonderful idea Margot! I'll do a post when you have the auction....Sorry I'm not a published author (yet), but I'll be a bidder for sure. :)

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  40. Sharon - Thank you :-). I really appreciate your willingness to help me spread the word. And I'm excited that you're also interested in joining in the raffle. There are going to be some great prizes :-)

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  41. This is really wonderful of you Margot. Thank you :o) XX

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  42. Niki - No need to thank me. I'm just trying to do a little something to help...

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  43. You have inspired me, Margot!

    Friday's disaster in Japan and around the Pacific has hit me like seven tons of bricks. I am doing an incentive like you did and wanted to pass the word. If we all give a little, it can help a lot! Just like with Christchurch.

    http://marierearden.blogspot.com/2011/03/japan-earthquake-reaction-we-can-help.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Marie Rearden

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