So, a hurricane punched the East Coast in the butthole last week.
We got off fairly light here at Der Wendighaus. Around three days without power, five without real Internet, a cell signal coming and going like ghosts in the rain. A lot of trees down, but none on the house (though if these monster storms keep rolling through year after year, our woods will lose its “wooded” designation). The rain was surprisingly mild — didn’t even get water in the basement.
Mostly, we were overtaken by our most dull-witted of enemies: boredom.
But a lot of the country got totally slapped down. Particularly across New York and New Jersey, though some parts of Pennsylvania and Connecticut and other states got really hit hard.
The hurricane also coincided with the start of NaNoWriMo.
No, I’m not suggesting the two are related —
OR ARE THEY
*flash of lightning*
Okay, no, they’re not.
Still — with NaNoWriMo comes my reminder to you that I have writing-related e-books for sale.
Confessions Of A Freelance Penmonkey
Revenge Of The Freelance Penmonkey
250 Things You Should Know About Writing
500 Ways To Be A Better Writer
500 More Ways To Be A Better Writer
500 Ways To Tell A Better Story
So, I thought, sales from those books should contribute to charity.
Thus, all profits from those books sold during November via direct sales (i.e. sold through this website using PayPal) will go to — drum roll please — charity. (And no, Charity is not some stripper I knocked up in Tulsa.) I will split the charity money: half to the Red Cross for hurricane relief, half for prostate cancer (ala Movember), as prostate cancer is what robbed me of my father and I know many who have suffered from it.
You can buy the above books individually and directly at the menu bar above.
Or, you can buy them all in one fell swoop.
You can buy the Penmonkey Chalupa Supreme package, which gives you all six of those books for a price you determine. (Regrettably, I can’t have you literally set your price as one can do with the Humble Bundles, so there’s a drop-down that lets you choose from $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, or $100.)
You buy it, you get a Dropbox link. Ideally very quickly, though I’ll caution that PayPal has been getting slower at sending out notifications to me. Contact me if not received within 24 hours (hit me at terribleminds at gmail dot com and I’ll get you all fixed up).
That’s all she wrote, folks. Hope those of you still stuck in the mud of Hurricane Sandy Asshole are working your way free and are safe and sane. Hope those of you stuck in the mud of NaNoWriMo are kicking the mud off your boots and writing like mad motherfuckers.
To buy the Penmonkey Chalupa Supreme package…
14 responses to “The Penmonkey Chalupa Supreme: For Charity!”
Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo this year?
Sandy. What a bitch.
Our part of NY got a glancing blow, we consider ourselves to be very lucky.
As for your generosity… Absolutely awesome, sir. Color me impressed!
Chuck, you so rock for doing this! You really, really do. =)
What better reason to complete my Wendig-collection? Very generous of you, and I hope the response is good.
To anyone wondering: the 250/500 ones are well worth a read through or five — not only do they have tons of great and thought worthy advice, they are immensely funny and hilariously profane as well!
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Thanks for doing this Chuck. I’m looking forward to benefiting from your Penmonkey Wisdom!
I’ll note that, in the first 24 hours of this running, I’ll already be giving away ~$300 to charity. I know that’s not an epic number like, say, George Lucas giving billions of dollars to education, but by my mileage it’s pretty damn rad. And it’s all thanks to you folks.
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I bought 500 Ways to be a Better Writer about a month ago and have laughed and learned so much along the way. Occasionally I admit I laughed so hard (while reading at the day job) that I brought much attention to the fact that I was uh, reading at the day job.
There was a constant mix of me either sitting in silence in my computer lab calmly reading along and giving the intellectual hand-on-chin head nod of “hrmm yes I see now, quite interesting, aaah yes” or me having a sudden laughing outburst scaring the bejeezus juice out my coworkers due to the oh-so-common Wendig-induced “What the HOLY HA!”
So with that said I would love to donate and continue to benefit from the wisdom of the PenMonkey Master.
We’re up over $500, folks.
Which is in like, two days so — damn, you rule.
Sandy… NaNoWriMo… What Black Magic is this? I sense blasphemy is afoot!
FYI, up over $600!
Is it possible to mail you a check instead of using paypal?
Paypal takes e-checks, actually!