WRW writers and friends,
I hope you are as excited as I am for our phenomenal retreat, In the Company of Writers, which will take place April 21-23, at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster, MD. (Click here for more info.)
Every year, our basket raffle raises a lot of money for the retreat and helps us to keep the weekend reasonably priced. But to make this fundraiser work, we need your help. Please consider contributing a basket to this year's retreat.
New to the retreat or basket creation? Baskets can consist of books, food, drinks, (wine!), writing supplies, movies, music, writing inspirations, tchotchkes for the home or office, gift certificates or even donation of services (critiques, editing, etc.). The possibilities for basket themes are as wide as our imaginations. Some popular basket themes are: the setting or theme of your book; favorite movies, TV shows or music; cat lovers; dog lovers; teatime; chocolate; a favorite time period; etc.
Critiques and first-chapter reads from editors and agent are always BIG SELLERS. Please, ask your agent or editor if they'd like to contribute. (Don't know how to ask? Click here for a sample letter that you can cut and paste.)
Finally, I'll be looking for people to help me sell raffle tickets during the retreat. New to the retreat? This is a great way to break the ice with your compatriots!!
If you can help, please email me at email@example.com with your name, what you're donating (basket, critique, selling tickets), the name of your basket if you have one, or the name and email of your editor and/or agent. I'm also happy to answer questions.
Thank you for contributing to a great 2017 WRW retreat!
Angelina M. Lopez, WRW Raffle Basket Whipcracker