Does your name appear on our Muskoka Novel Marathon Interest List? If so, I will assume that means, there is a small... or very large part of you, that would love to participate in a three-day writing marathon with other writers? Or, you are curious as to what this event is all about. Either way, that is wonderful news to me, your MNM Writer Liaison. I am here to calm your nerves and answer any questions you may have about the marathon.
The most important information you will receive is this: Registration for this year's Muskoka Novel Marathon will be taking place on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 SHARP. To register you need to go to this website, on March 10th, as close to 7:00pm as you can: www.muskokanovelmarathon.com. I'm not going to lie to you, when I say, this event fills up FAST! There are limited spots available... 40 to be exact, well, minus a few guaranteed spots from our top fundraisers from last year! When the spots are filled, we will start a WAITING LIST. The site will not go live until 7:00pm (by my watch), so keep refreshing your page.
The information required on the REGISTRATION DATE is as follows: Name, Phone Number, Email Address, $100 PAYMENT of your registration fee and a short Author Bio of less than 200 words. If you don't know what an Author Bio is... google it. If you want a few examples, see our MNM 2014 Writers List on our website. I will collect Author photos a few weeks after registration, to add to your Bios. As for your registration payment, you will need to pay online that night, or we DO NOT hold your spot. You will go on the waiting list instead. Not to make you nervous, or anything, this email is going out to almost two hundred interested people, so you need to mark your calendar and don't forget to register.
The Muskoka Novel Marathon is an annual event to raise funds and awareness for adult literacy in Huntsville and surrounding areas. To date, our writing marathon has raised over $105,000. Our fund-raising goal this year is $20,000. Using 40 writers as our guideline, that will break down to $500 per writer, but that isn’t a minimum, it’s just a guideline. We would never boot you off the "Marathon Island" for not raising $500. With that said, anyone who raises $500 or more will be entered into our draw for extra prizes. Anyone who raises at least $1000 will automatically have a guaranteed reserved spot for the 2016 Muskoka Novel Marathon. This is fantastic news… it means, even if 10, 15 or 20 people manage to hit $1000, they are guaranteed their spot! It’s a pretty sweet deal.
So, while I have your attention on this beautiful, snowy day of love, I will also say:
Today, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’m sending you a reminder to share some of your love for a few of your favourite things:
… your LOVE of writing
… your LOVE of novel marathons
… your LOVE of your MNM Family (constantly growing)
… and most of all, your LOVE of words, sentences and paragraphs, that eventually will complete your novel.
3 giant cheers to seeing you this July at the Muskoka Novel Marathon!
Enjoy your day of love and I hope it also includes some chocolate.
Feel free to use our "Love MNM" image on your Facebook page, Twitter or your Blog.
Tootles for now, and as always, if you have any questions or complaints, feel free to email me, or find me on Facebook & Twitter:
MNM Writer Liaison
mnmwriterliaison @ gmail . com