The proof copies of WKDN arrived this morning from America to great excitement, and if you feel like contributing to an incredible charity you can now order a copy from Blurb by clicking on the widget on the blog, or here. It's a small book for a big cause close to my heart - all profits are going to War Child, an organisation which works with children who have been hit hardest by the joint forces of poverty, conflict and social exclusion. When you hear about the work War Child does, it makes you realise how much we take for granted. Every child deserves safety, shelter, education, love. Every child deserves a chance - and here's your chance to make a difference and 'be a hero' like Mr Bowie in tonight's clip. The profit from each book sold is - staggeringly - enough to put one orphan through school for a year.
It's been great putting the book together. Hopefully you'll find the workbook useful - there's a whole month's worth of the most popular posts and prompts selected from WKDN's first year to get you writing that book, story or film you've been thinking about. The text is freshly edited with plenty of space to note down your ideas and make it your own in a way you just can't with a blog, (which is why we all love books).
Thanks to all of you who suggested a 'book of the blog' would be a good idea, and for the support of the WKDN regulars. If you can, I'd love you to spread the word - let's see how much we can raise for War Child.
In celebration of the blogoversary next week I've got the first proof copy ready to dedicate and send to one of you. Everyone who comments will get their name put in a hat and the winner will be announced next Tuesday. In the meantime - why not click that link, buy a book, be a hero.