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Dianna Sanchez is the not-so-secret identity of Jenise Aminoff, whose superpower is cooking with small children. Author of the Enchanted Kitchen middle grade fantasy series, she is an MIT alumna, graduate of the 1995 Clarion Workshop and Odyssey Online, active member of SCBWI, and former editor at New Myths magazine. Aside from 18 years as a technical and science writer, she has taught science in Boston Public Schools, developed curricula for STEM education, and taught Preschool Chef, a cooking class for children ages 3-5. A Latina geek originally from New Mexico, she now lives in the Boston area with her husband and two daughters.
Mad plotter: I create a plot outline under the full expectation that it will go right out the window the instant the novel can wriggle free of it.
It's so hard to set goals right now with everything in chaos around us. I'm beset by constant distractions, politically and personally. Also, I have multiple projects going on, competing for my time. So I'm going to choose a simple goal of writing 1000 words every weekday (weekends belong to my kids). Over six weeks, that's 30k words, which I think is an achievable goal. They may not be beautiful, polished words, but they'll be words.
Let's assume that I'm getting pro rates for these goals, or 5 cents/word. That's $1500. I'll settle for a tenth of that, but it sure would be nice to get those pro rates. Note that I will match your donation here with donations split equally between the Carl Brandon Society and Writing the Other, which I also recommend as causes worthy of your donations (limit $150).
Alas, the Clarion Write-a-Thon has ended, with $6,713.34 raised so far! However, we are still accepting donations. Thank you for your support!
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