Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kickstarter

While it's not related to writing specifically, Kickstarter is a pretty fabulous resource for creative endeavors and projects that require more investment up front. Say you want to make a film, put on a play, or begin publishing a magazine or anthology. You make an estimate of the upfront costs you will need for equipment, staff, distribution, what have you, and give a pledge that you will create this project if you can meet the backing goal by a given date. If the goal isn't met, none of the pledged money is collected. It allows a large number of interested parties to donate to making a project happen, with less risk that they'll give money to a project that never gets off the ground.

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