Thursday, July 15, 2010


Thank you everyone for your patience! I'm delighted to announce that the shirts have arrived!

Your checks will be in the bank this afternoon (I held off on the deposit just in case there were ANY snags) and the shirts will start shipping out tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hey guys!!

We'll be taking T-shirt order through THIS SUNDAY. Just a heads up!!

Thank you again. You're all inspiring.

ETA: So long as you LET US KNOW that a check is coming BY SUNDAY, you're fine :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jodi Meadows gloves and T-shirts

Hey all!

Just wrapping up a few items of business here.

First, one more item as yet unclaimed.

Day 6 Item 11: Jodi Meadows custom gloves! Julie, if you do not contact us in 24 hours, you will forfeit.

Also, t-shirt orders are still being taken! Hurry and let us know if you'd like one! (instructions in a below post)

Friday, May 28, 2010


I hate to do this, but we have no choice. If you've won an auction item and given us NO way to contact you, and have not come forward to collect your item, this might happen to you in the next couple days.


DAY 3: Chris: Winner of NUMB by Sean Ferrell.

Day 3: MrsJock: Winner or Kate Hart quilt.

DAY 4: Alysia: Winner of Cynthia Liu package.

If you do not come forward in the next 24 hours, you will forfeit your bid.

Thank you.


The above winners have officially forfeited their items. The runners-up may now claim them.

Saturday, May 22, 2010



These awesome shirts designed and donated by Nashvillian graphic designer Trent Thibodeaux!!

Here's the deal. Because we've had SO much trouble getting PayPal to cooperate, we've decided to do this old school, and use checks.

If you want a t-shirt, here's the steps.

1. Send a check for $18 (you can send more if you want but $15 will cover you shirt, shipping, and a donation of $10) here:

Victoria Schwab <--make the check out to me, as I'll be opening a special account for this.
1205 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

In the "to/for" part of the check at the bottom, please put "Do the Write Thing Nashville".

2. Email us at dtwtfn at gmail dot com with:

Your name
Your address
Your shirt size

As soon as we receive your check, we will email you a confirmation.

We know this is a leap of faith, but we promise that every penny (minus production and shipping) will go to directly our charity.

We will be taking checks for the next TWO WEEKS, and then will place the order with our t-shirt provider.

Thank you, as always. And if you have any questions, please email.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Hello, all.

A couple pieces of business.

#1. Your hosts, due to "normal life", must go away for the weekend. We shall be checking email as much as possible, but if you don't hear back by Monday, DON'T PANIC.

Now, #2. #2 is VERY IMPORTANT.

Several winners have not claimed their prizes. Of those, some have left us NO WAY to contact them. If there's the slightest chance you won an item, CHECK ON IT.

ROUNDS 1-5: You have until Monday to claim your prize, or we will move on to the next highest bidder. PLEASE, PLEASE EMAIL US. If you must withdraw, EMAIL. If you have a question, EMAIL.

IF the next highest bidder doesn't claim the item, IT WILL GO BACK UP FOR BID. We will have a final round for these items.

The email: dtwtfn at gmail dot com

~Your loving hosts.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Attention Winners

All winning bidders who have contacted us have been emailed with the instructions needed to make their donations to The Community Foundation. If WINNING BIDDERS haven't received these instructions from dtwtfn @ gmail . com, please email again.

If you are a winning bidder and have sent us your RECEIPT from The Community Foundation and haven't been contacted by us yet, please email and let us know.

(There are a couple of you who have sent receipts who haven't been contacted yet because I'm waiting on confirmation from donators about which email address they prefer I use. But feel free to ping me anyway!)

Thanks so much for your patience!

All Items Now Closed

And so it comes to a close. The auction is officially over.

It's an amazing thing you all have done. As we said in the video, we can give up sleep and sanity, but without you, this would have never been. We are blessed and honored and eternally grateful.

Thank you for sticking with us.

WINNERS: If you've emailed us more than 24 hours ago and haven't heard back, please email again now.

DAY/ROUND TEN WINNERS: Email us now and let us know what you've won!

Our email is dtwtfn at gmail dot com.

As far as t-shirts, the info will go up here on the site in a day or two, as soon as it's all shiny and working.

Thank you.

There are no more words, I fear, that we haven't already used to the point of excess. So thank you.


Do the Write Thing for Nashville.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Round nine winners, please email us at for further instructions before paying.

Thanks so much!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A note from your hosts...

The auction is still on, with Round 9 closing tonight, and finally Round 10 tomorrow (t-shirts will go up after), but we have a few quick words to say...

Round/Day Eight closed

Round/Day eight is now closed!

Winners, please email us at for more information on how to claim your items!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thank You, and Good Night

Your three hostesses are overwhelmed, amazed and eternally grateful for ... everything. We wanted to make the last items up personal, so, now up for bid: 

~ Because books started it all, a book that means something special:

From Victoria - JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL by Susanna Clarke

From Myra - THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum

From Amanda - ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine

~ Because writing is what we do, a first chapter critique from each of us

~ Because it speaks the truth, the photo (taken by Matt Drewes) pictured on our banner, framed and signed with a personalized thank you

~ Because we're proud of you, a *Do The Write Thing For Nashville* t-shirt

~ And finally, because we appreciate you so much, if you're ever in our spectacular and resilient city of Nashville:

Lunch. On us.* 

*includes cupcakes 

With MUCH, MUCH more love than we could ever express, 

Do The Write Thing For Nashville

Afternoon Delight

From the Twilight Lexicon: A signed copy of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

Midday Surprise

From literary agent Jill Corcoran, a critique of your query and the first ten pages of your YA or MG novel via phone call.

Day 10 - Item 15

From author Jennifer Holm: A page from an original Babymouse lay-out and a skype visit from the author. 

Day 10 - Item 14

From conference organizer Chantel Acevedo: It's The Auburn Writers Conference and our theme this year is THE CHILD ON THE PAGE: WRITING FOR AND ABOUT CHILDREN. There's a day of workshops (including a query workshop with Holly Root and fiction workshop with Rachel Hawkins), and a day of seminars. Dinner, lunch and entertainment included. Whoever wins the auction must cover their own travel/hotel expenses, however.

Day 10 - Item 13

From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle Alers: A romance package including 10 signed books, lavender water, massage oil, candle and a CD with romantic music.

Day 10 - Item 12

From Disney*Hyperion editor Abby Ranger: middle grade or YA critique, up to 40 pages plus a 3-page synopsis, with an e-mail response as well as a 20-minute phone call. To be scheduled for a mutually convenient time between July and November.

Day 10 - Item 11

From Marianne Strnad: A signed, personalized copy of THE VAMPIRE AND THE VIRGIN by New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks.

Day 10 - Item 10

From editorial director Stacy Whitman at Lee and Low/Tu Books: A one chapter critique. Tu specializes in publishing fantasy, science fiction, mystery and historical fiction for minority children and young adults.

Day 10 - Item 9

From bestselling, award winning author Deeanne Gist: An autographed hard back of her upcoming June release, Maid To Match, and an online video conference (skype or whatever) or a telephone conference with a book club. All members of the winning book club will receive book marks, autographed book plates from Deeanne and a "Dee's Circle of Friends" lapel pin.

Day 10 - Item 8

From Debbie Diesen: Two fun, rhyming picture books, signed by the author (made out to you or to a person/s of your choice):
  • The Barefooted, Bad-Tempered Baby Brigade features a protest crawl of babies. They're fed up with baths, bibs, and belly kisses, and they're not going to take it anymore! Silly and fun, the book is really a sentimental story in disguise, and makes a great baby shower gift.
  • The Pout-Pout Fish, a New York Times bestseller, features the perpetually pouty Mr. Fish. He resists his friends' efforts to cheer him up, but in the end he's transformed by a random act of smoochiness into... a kiss-kiss fish!
The author will also include in this lot 50 signed bookmarks.

Day 10 - Item 7

From The Trades: THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB - THE SUMMER BEFORE (ARC copy, softcover, signed by Ann M. Martin) and ALICE'S JOURNEY BEYOND THE MOON (limited edition hardcover, signed by R.J. Carter and Lucy Wright, re-signed and dated by Carter).

Day 10 - Item 6

From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder: All three books in the WICKED YA dark fantasy series, personalized and autographed for the winner, a container of Wicked green apple mints, purchased by Nancy at Disneyland, and both books in the POSSESSIONS YA horror series, personalized and autographed for the winner.

Day 10 - Item 5

From Robin Bridges, author of THE GATHERING STORM (Bantam 2011): New copies of these YA titles: MISTWOOD, WHITE CAT, SHADE, and THE BODY FINDER, two sample packs of organic granola from, a twenty-five page critique, and a Nashville mug.

Day 10 - Item 4

From author Cyn Balog: "A copy of FAIRY TALE, a fortune cookie necklace, and the opportunity to name a character in my book, LIVING BACKWARDS, which is coming out in 2012. The rules are only that I have final say over the use of the name. Because it can't be anything like Scoobydoo Humperdink or whatever."

Day 10 - Item 3

From award-winning, non-fiction author of picture books for kids, Kelly Milner Halls: A critique of a complete nonfiction proposal or up to 20 pages of a nonfiction manuscript (preferably with a finished outline).

From award-winning, bestselling author Chris Crutcher: A swag bag with books, posters, bookmarks and other fun signed Crutcher goods inside.

Day 10 - Item 2

From freelance editor C.A. Marshall: An exhaustive edit and a copy edit, in addition to a query critique.

Day 10 - Item 1

From author Kristin Tubb: A signed hardback copy of Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different and a signed ARC of Selling Hope.

Note from Kristin: I'd like to add a detailed synopsis critique. (Synopses are my strong point.  Love em.  That probably makes me sick and twisted, but whatever... ;-)  ) 

From author Laurel Snyder: Signed copies of her three books Any Which Wall, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains, and her last (personal) ARC of Penny Dreadful, a middle grade novel set in Tennessee. 

Note from Laurel: I will also name a character in my new book, "Bigger than a Breadbox" after the person of the winner's choice (them, their kid, grandpa, etc).  I'm also happy to add a half-hour chat with the winner about the ins and outs of getting published, or promoting their books, or whatever.

Round/Day SEVEN is closed!

Ladies and gentlemen,

Day/Round seven is now CLOSED.

I wish we had time to check every comment thread to see if you've won and write down your email address, but we don't! So winners, please email us at

DAYS ONE THROUGH FOUR--if we haven't responded to your email, WE DIDN'T GET IT. Please resend! We want to get your items to you as soon as possible.

Other winners--try to give us at least 24 hours before you check in to see if we received your email. This auction keeps us busy, and with line edits, copy edits, and a full time job between the three of us, we're pretty slammed.

Lastly, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH! Our winning bidders are awesome. The people who donated the items rock. And all of you spreading the word? This wouldn't have been possible without you!