As many of you know, today is the 25th anniversary of my uncle’s HIV-related death. I made a post discussing this in more depth, but this post is for the writers among you.
Along with a short story about a gay DJ set in 1985 and (the beginnings of) a novel about a woman with memory loss, I am the author of a play about the relationships between parents and children over the course of the past 50 years. My play, #kidsthesedays, has the most kudos and bookmarks of the 13,941 original works on AO3, is currently in the process of being made available in 5 languages and is set to be put on between now and this time in 2016 in Surrey, England, Sardinia, Italy and Illinois, USA.
I also received the Gertrude Schryver Prize for my work in English literature at Royal Holloway University of London this year.
I’m therefore offering editing and writing advice for plays, prose and essays in exchange for donations to any of the following charities:
I ask that you donate £1 for each two thousand words you want edited (so for a 10,000 word piece, a donation of £5).
If you would like your work edited and/or advice, please submit a screenshot of the donation confirmation screen for whichever of the above charities you prefer along with your email address and a link to your work (or, if you only have it as a file, just your email address so that I can email you and you can send me your work that way), along with any specifications for the editing/advice (e.g. if you would like me to focus on dialogue in particular).
I will send you an email containing an edited copy of your work (using track changes so that you can see what alterations I have made) and feedback as quickly as I can.
Thank you so much for your time and donations.