You can do anything in a dress.

Let’s take a break from our respective WIPs for just a sec. Sometimes, the real world can inspire our writing, and sometimes, it just inspires us to do more.

Think about how much freedom we have. Sure, we might get annoyed when it seems like there’s not enough time to write, edit, query, earn some real money to foot your bills, or have any semblance of a social life. Hell, sometimes I find it hard to pencil in when I’ll do my laundry or unload the dishwasher. But the point is that we get to choose what we do with our time and our resources, and grumble about it later. It’s easy to forget that not everyone has the same privilege.

That’s right – griping is a privilege. I said it.

Everyone deserves a shot at writing – or rewriting – his or her own story. This is my second year fundraising for Dressember because I think we all have the right and the responsibility to help those who have been deprived of that opportunity. So, I’m using my editorial services and social media to spread the word about this fantastic organization and all it does for equally amazing humans around the globe.

Starting with Giving Tuesday. Tuesday, 12/3, marks a day that normally gets lost in the shuffle after Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. But this year, I’d like to give this day its due.

From 12/3 through 12/31, writers who are feeling generous can benefit from donating to my Dressember page. When you make your donation, be sure to leave a message that includes your name, preferred email address, and a little something about your latest work. I’m notified whenever I get a new contribution, so I’ll see this right away. I’ll reach out to thank you, and to ask for the first pages of your manuscript for a free review!

  • Donate up to $25 and I’ll review as many as 5 pages.
  • Make a donation of up to $50 and I’ll review as many as 10 pages.
  • And if you donate more than that, I’ll review as many as 15 pages.

***Formatting guidelines still apply; I reserve the right to ask you to send a fresh copy using those guidelines if need be. Donations must include the writer’s name and email address, and must be submitted at some point between 12/3 and 12/31 to apply. Reviews (a general overview including anything from grammar, syntax, world-building, character development, plot flow, etc.) will be completed on a first come, first served basis, and I will offer you a projected deadline when I have your pages in hand…or, inbox.

Follow the story here: @katelynnedits or @katelynnwrites.

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