Support Life in 10 Minutes Press


We are committed to choosing books based on merit, not market.

Donations help support our mission of giving a home to books that are brave, beautiful, raw, heartfelt, and vital. Money donated to the press supports our scholarship fund for authors and helps fund special projects.

You can choose from one of our listed rewards, or donate a custom amount using the button below.

Donations are processed within three business days. If you chose a reward, you will receive a confirmation email with information about obtaining your gift!

 

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1 hour long 1-on-1 session with elizabeth ferris ($110)

Personalized brainstorming session to hone your style, plan and generate additional material, and move through roadblocks in your writing. Sessions will be led by your goals, whether that is to complete an essay, work toward a full-length book, or simply learn more about your strengths as a writer.

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Creative Untangling with Claire Lewis: 1 hour long 1-on-1 session ($110)

Creative Untangling is a one-hour one-on-one session where we take a close look at your writing hangups, weak spots, or bad habits. We can even tackle writers' block in this detailed look at sentence-level style and grammatical choices and how those choices impact the tone, meaning, and pace of your writing. We can either use our time together to work through an existing short piece of writing or to build strategies for a new approach to putting words on the page.

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Edit of a short story OR ESSAY by claire lewis ($150)

Claire is a proofreader and editor living in Richmond, Virginia. She believes clean and precise language is the way to a reader’s heart, and loves helping authors find a place of ease in their writing. Whether you’re looking to find the right form for an idea or want to polish a finished piece before seeking publication, her detailed editing and guidance will help you produce a piece of writing you are proud of. 

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1 Hour long, 1-on-1 writing session with Valley Haggard ($150)

Sometimes we need a gentle shove in the write direction. If you are interested in one-on-one guidance on getting started, finding the heart of your material, translating your idea onto the page or continuing a work in progress, a one-on-one session might be just right for you. These sessions are appropriate for beginners who've never taken a class or long time students who wish to dive deeper.

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50% of a writing class with Valley Haggard ($150)

Writers are thieves--of their own lives. Learn how to tap into your experiences, memories and flashes of insight to jump start that novel, short story, poem, memoir blog or creative journal that's been lurking beneath the surface. In these "writing from life" workshops, we'll explore how to access the right side of the brain, side-step writer's block and get all of our words, thoughts and ideas onto the page, determining the genre only after the essential words have been written.

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1 hour long, 1-on-1 poetry or memoir session with Cindy Cunningham ($150)

Feeling stuck in your writing? Not sure what you want to explore? Spend an hour talking about themes, moments of greatness, and places for possible revision in your collection of poems or memoir. You may bring up to ten poems (any length) or 20 pages of memoir. 

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5-Week class with Erin Mahone ($200)

Erin is a storyteller, author, mental health advocate, and producer. Her first book If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity will be released in January 2018. Erin is the founder of #IfYouCouldSeeMe: Stories for Change; the creator of the one-woman show It Runs in the Family. She works with individuals and organizations to help them learn to tell their stories; an act she believes has the power to end stigma and create a more just world. She is a recent TEDx presenter, and you can learn more about Erin at www.ifyoucouldseeme.com

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50 envelopes addressed in calligraphy by Jennifer Yane ($200)

Jennifer Yane is an artist, button maker, and calligraphy master who has been making Richmond more beautiful as an entrepreneur for the last 40 years. Announce your celebrations in high style with gorgeous and unique envelopes custom addressed by a true artist. Visit Jennifer online at jenniferunlimited.com.

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6 week class with Valley Haggard ($300)

Writers are thieves--of their own lives. Learn how to tap into your experiences, memories and flashes of insight to jump start that novel, short story, poem, memoir blog or creative journal that's been lurking beneath the surface. In these "writing from life" workshops, we'll explore how to access the right side of the brain, side-step writer's block and get all of our words, thoughts and ideas onto the page, determining the genre only after the essential words have been written.

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dinner for you and 3 guests at l10 with the l10 press staff and 1 autographed copy of A press book ($500)

Words. Food. Friends. Friends eating food and talking about words! Join the Life in 10 Minutes staff for a festive and delicious evening as we delve into all things word,debate about the use of the Oxford Comma and solve the mysteries of the universe. We’d love for you to join us for a magical, wild, and ridiculous good time.

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50% off 4, 6-Week class registrations with valley haggard, 90 minute 1-on-1 story coaching with elizabeth ferris and 1 copy of each book published by the press for 2019 ($1,000)

WOW! You like to put your money where your books are. You are a top shelf supporter of the literary arts. You’re a writer, a reader, and a philanthropist. With all of these classes, books and a fabulous one one one story coaching session, you’re also well on your way to shaping a literary masterpiece of your own. Congratulations, and thank you.

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