So, for today, I want you to freestyle write! Tell me your experiences with crowd-sourced funding. If you don't have experience, then make something up - a fictional experience involving two brothers who have a project they want help funding. If you don't know what crowd-sourced funding is, then make something up. :-)
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It’s highly likely that anyone who reads this knows that I issue challenges that include rules and I expect you to follow those rules. Me? I rarely follow rules or, at least, bend them to suit my purpose. Thus it is with this challenge.
I’m munching on a piece of pizza, looking at the dust all over my vacuum cleaner as I consider the golden opportunity I have to break someone else’s rules. (You’ll notice I got the required words in so I can now write pretty much whatever I want.)
Crowd-sourced funding, huh? Your mind probably goes straight to thoughts of money and how to get people to give you a bunch of it. Someone comes up with a new product and needs tons of money to bring it to market. (S)he goes out (on line or personally), talks to people, convinces them to invest in the product, and you have crowd-source funding. I guess that’s one thought, but why not think of our stock-in-trade.
We’re writers and our product is a story, poem, article, essay, or book. What do we need in order to produce that product? A computer or even a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Oops, we’re forgetting the most important point. We can’t write something unless we have an idea about which to write or some inspiration to spur us on to write about that idea.
Hmm, where can we get an idea or inspiration? How about one of the many writing or poetry groups on Gather?
If we think of funding as more than just money -- in this case, an idea or some inspiration to write -- then we’ve just determined that the many groups on Gather represent crowd-sourced funding.