Abigail Osbiston


Fundraising for Barnardo's
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Abbi van den Berg's fundraising, 16 October 2009

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We support vulnerable children in the UK to transform their lives


Right kids... I have decided to do NaNoWriMo this year. For those who don't know, "National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30." More here.

This is the writer's equivalent of running a marathon... an ultramarathon... with no shoes on. So I figured if I was going to do this to myself, someone should get something out of it and so I've picked Barnardos who do awesome things for kids that are disadvantaged to stop them from falling into a cycle of crime, violence and abuse.

So this is how it works. I'm going to publish this goddamn novel as I write it...unedited. It's going to be bloody hilarious and obviously pretty fast-paced. If you want to read it though... y'all gonna have to show me the monaaaaay! I will be publishing on a secondary blog to my normal one. http://abnowrimo.wordpress.com/. You will need a username and password to access this blog. The dealio is when you donate, you get an email with the log-in details and then you can read, comment, take the piss... etc. I'm going to be publishing almost everyday and I won't be blogging... so those of you who claim you read my blog everyday... well if you don't do this, you ain't gonna have nothing to read.

If you want to know if this is going to be worth your while, well this is some of my other work. http://wherethewildthingsare14.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/.

Please give very generously... cos when I get writer's block 10,000 words in, it's not letting you guys down that will keep me going. You can also join my facebook group here to get notifications of when I've posted.

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Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest national children’s charity. In 2019-20, we supported work with 358,800 children, young people, parents and carers, across more than 800 services and partnerships throughout the UK.

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