Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mani for NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program

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So, have you ever wanted to have a nail blogger to a create a manicure based on something you love? Well, read on--'cause I'm offering up a chance to make me dance like a manicure marionette!

So, I've mentioned before that I'm a writer. And, every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month (or, NaNoWriMo), where writers all over the world try to write 50,000 words during in 30 days. By coordinating that each year and providing tools that help novelists be successful for FREE, NaNoWriMo.Org does a tremendous amount of good every year.

BUT they also have a Young Writers Program that encourages children and teens to write.

As a research psychologist who has studied and taught child development, I can assure you the benefits of writing for these kids are many, and valuable to all: not only will encouraging children to write provide the books, TV shows, and movies you'll enjoy in the future, encouraging them to write also increases their overall academic success, their future job skills, helps them channel their emotions, and encourages them to think creatively. I saw a year-end report last year for all the good this program does, and was so impressed, I decided to join their fundraising efforts this year.

But, let's face it, donating is always a little more fun when you get something in return, right? So, if you donate to the program through my fundraising page, I will do the following:

  • For a $20 donation, I will create a manicure inspired by your favorite book*, or
  • For a $20 donation, I will write a bad poem on the topic of your choice*, or
  • For a $30 donation, I will write you a flash fiction piece on the topic of your choice*

(*in all cases, I reserve the write to veto topics I find offensive--but I'm pretty hard to offend!)

I am extending this offer to the first 10 people who take me up on it. Two slots have already been filled! 

In the meantime, I created a manicure inspired by the wonders of reading and writing, in honor of the good work that NaNoWriMo does:

Clear Jelly Stamper CJS LC-30 over Spellbound Nails Beauxbatons

I wanted to show all of the cool adventures you can take coming up out of a book...I started with a base of Spellbound Nails Beauxbatons, which is inspired by the Harry Potter books, one of my favorite series ever, and used Clear Jelly Stamper CJS LC-30 to stamp my images. For my stamping polishes I used Sally Hansen Taupe To Go, and Messy Mansion Lilac, Red-y Or Not, Carbon, Sterling, Pudding, and Forest.

I hope you'll consider donating--even a dollar helps--and I hope I get to create a manicure or write a piece for you soon!

Big hugs,
M. xoxo

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