30/30 Writing Challenge

Thursday, October 30, 2014


30/30 Writing Challenge

The concept: Participants challenge themselves to write for 30 minutes a day for 30 days, while raising money for Hugo House. 

How we do it: Writers who take the challenge will set up a fundraising profile where they can solicit contributions from friends and family via email and social media, and track fundraising progress. It's also possible to form a team of writers.

Who can participate: Anyone who wants to commit to a writing practice for 30 days. Fundraising minimum is $200, which means you'll do your best to raise at least that much for Hugo House by asking friends, loved ones, family, your writing group and book club, coworkers, neighbors, and everyone in between for support and to make a donation to Hugo House. (If you want to do the writing challenge but don't want to fundraise, you can register as a "Book Stacks" supporter for $50.)

READY TO DONATE? Click on the "Fundraisers" tab and search for a writer, or writers, you want to support. Check out the giving levels here.

READY TO WRITE? Click on the green "Join Now" button and register as a 30/30 Writer, then grab your pencil (or pen, laptop, voice recorder, typewriter, etc.) and get to work! Oh yeah, after you've put in your time, ask your friends to pitch in to support the hard work of writing. 


September 15: Participant sign-up and fundraising begins

October 1: 30-day writing challenge begins

October 30: Last day of writing challenge and P-A-R-T-Y at Haunted Hugo House. 

November 7: Last day of fundraising



Thursday, October 30, 8–midnight

Come to Hugo House to celebrate completing the 30/30 Challenge!  Free to participants of 30/30. All others $5 at the door. Here's what we'll have:

  • Food trucks: Lumpia World and Seattle Cookie Counter
  • Raffles and prizes (for 30/30 Participants)
  • DJ Domenica providing dance tunes for the evening
  • A raffle to win a Kindle (for everyone!)
  • Edgar Allen Poe blackout poem corner
  • A costume contest: be sure to wear the costume of a literary character, an author (please no local authors), a literary cliché or pun, or anything else remotely literary
  • Best of all, spooky basement tours occurring every ten minutes between 9 and 10:30, including ghost stories and legends about the house