October 20, 2010; Source: MediaBistro.com | Famed novelist Elizabeth George participated this past month with 35 other authors in a six-day writing marathon at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle where they collaboratively produced a novel, which is to be released next spring. The project is designed to raise funds for literacy and writing projects. The goal of this process, which many watched live online, was a 60,000-word novel, but it exceeded all expectations at 72,000 words. Each author wrote a chapter and then passed it off to the next. Ok, I realize I’m a little wonky, but this sounds like a blast and for an excellent cause. Watch the strange awkward video trailer.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.