Blazing Laptops
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Hello Friends and Family,

I find myself as Captain of the Dime Stories Blazing Laptops Team for San Diego Writers Ink.  Several months ago I thought to myself, "Carrie, you need to do something."  Retirement is okay for me, but I found that I had a missing rudder for my life.  I would do a little of this, a little of that, but didn't feel that I was making a contribution to anything but my own little life.  Dime Stories, a monthly meeting at San Diego Writers Ink ,was intriguing to me so I went a few times and heard incredible three-minute stories.  Then I read my own three-minute story and I was hooked.  The people are warm, friendly, funny and committed to their writing.  Dime Stories had recently lost it's local organizer and they were seeking someone to take over and help keep it going.  Fortunately for me, I was standing there thinking, "Why not me?"  I signed on and began a steep learning curve about how the organization runs, who the members are and lots of new computer work that has been fun to figure out.  It's like I had a home waiting for me to move in.  I love the monthly meetings of Dime Stories and am grateful for San Diego Writers Ink for providing the space every four weeks.  In addition, I have taken other wonderful workshops at SDWI, facilitated by such professional writers as Judy Reeves and Jill Hall.  I began to attend Wednesday's poetry critique group, Not Dead Yet Poets and learned so much from Ron and Anna and the others.

Now, SDWI needs us.  Arts funding is being cut at the federal, state and local level.  If we want homes like San Diego Writers Ink to survive and offer us a place to find a rudder for our lives, then we need to pitch in. I am raising funds for Blazing Laptops, a Write-a-thon and I will promise to type my fingers to the bone if you will pitch in whatever you can.  Thanks for participating with me in whatever way you can.  


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  • Milly (about 2 months ago)


  • Nora (about 2 months ago)

    Nora Danielson

  • Deborah (about 2 months ago)

    Happy Writing!

  • Alissa and Ari (about 3 months ago)

    You are the best mom ever!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

  • Katt (about 3 months ago)

    I bet your writing's as fabulous as your acting!

  • Kathleen (about 3 months ago)

    I will be cheering you on!!!!!! You go girl!

  • Judy (about 3 months ago)

    Let's blaze together, Carrie!

  • Ron (about 4 months ago)

    I can't make it so happy to support you!

  • Georgia (about 4 months ago)

    Hi Carrie!

My Status
Number of pledges received: 14
Goal achievement: 128%
Number of page visits: 415
Days since event: 92
I am captain of 'DimeStories'
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Event Information
What: Blazing Laptops
When: Sunday May 21, 2017 at 09:00 AM

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