Help Birth Mitch Ditkoff's New Book

$4,100 of $12,500 goal

Raised by 108 people in 32 months
First things first, I am fine.  I do not have a terminal disease. Nor did my house burn down.  But I am feeling the heat.  And by “heat”, I am referring to a burning need inside me to unplug as much as possible from my day job and focus on writing my next book -- STORYTELLING FOR THE REVOLUTION.

Some people, I realize, may think this kind of fundraising campaign is frivolous. "Why give money to help someone write a book, when other people are dying?" Well... that’s a judgment I’m willing to endure in service to what is calling  me.  But if YOU believe in the power of one person (that's me, folks) following his muse,  keep reading.

In a world increasingly being defined by greed, chaos, and hopelessness, I believe the book I am on the cusp of writing will make a big difference – helping people from all nationalities tune into the beauty, sacredness, and wonder of life.

If you've read my most recent book on storytelling (winner of an Axiom Business Book Bronze Medal) or the one before that on the creative process (winner of a Silver medal), or my book of poetry , or any of my blogs , you know where I'm coming from.  And while none of my books have become blockbusters, each of them, in their own way, have made a difference in people’s lives.

“The pen is mightier than the sword."  As I gear up to enter my 69th year on planet Earth, I fully intend to wield that pen in the most powerful way possible. What is missing for me, right now, is the time to immerse – the opportunity to pull back from the day-to-day commerce of the world and really dive into my writing.

That’s why I’m launching this GoFundMe campaign. That’s why I’m asking for your support.  The $12,500 I am trying to raise will buy me the time and the support I need to get my book out there in a meaningful way.

What is my book about?  I think William Blake said it best: “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.” 

In other words, my book is about the preciousness of life -- and how the so-called "promised land" is not in some imagined future, but right under our own two feet.  Here.  Now.  Today.  Like this moment I wrote about a few months ago in Mexico -- which will be one of the stories in the book  Or this one  --which will also be included. Or this one about my father’s last breath .

All of the stories in the book will be "slice of life" moments -- the stuff we often miss (or don't talk about) because we are rushing hither and yon.  "Moments of truth", you might say.  Or what John Lennon was referring to when he said "Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans."

How am I feeling about writing this book?  Thomas Wolfe said it best.

As you will notice, I am offering contributors a variety of rewards in appreciation for their support.  At the most basic level of giving, you will in effect, be simply paying, in advance, for a copy of my next book. Other levels of giving trigger more exotic kinds of rewards.

Whether or not you decide to contribute to my  campaign, I wish you the courage to go for your highest aspirations -- be they inner or outer or both.  Towards that end, perhaps these quotes on vision, beginning , and risktaking will help you on your way.

Oh, one more thing... no matter how much money I raise with this campaign, I will give back in two ways:  10% will be donated to my favorite charity -- The Prem Rawat Foundation -- to help spread dignity, peace, and prosperity in the world.  And I will be on the lookout for  an aspiring young writer to mentor. 

And please, if my GoFundMe campaign moves you in anyway,  consider forwarding it to your friends and neighbors. It takes a village... and a few village idiots!

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DEAR GREAT PEOPLE WHO DONATED $20 or more TO MY GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN: Finally! Your book(s) have been mailed to you. Look for them in the next few days (or so). I do hope you get a chance to read it and that the book inspires you in some way. If you find value in it, please consider posting an Amazon review and letting your friends know, as this will help me get the word out. Thanks, again, for your support early in the game. I very much appreciate it.
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Here is the Amazon page for my book. Please feel free to share this with friends of yours who may not know about it.
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Your copy (or copies) of STORYTELLING FOR THE REVOLUTION will be mailed to you during the week of July 23rd. Thank you for all your good cheer, patience, support, and generosity. If you like the book, please consider posting a review on Amazon and/or posting the link on your FB page or favorite social media platform. The book is now available for purchase on Amazon. Cheers!
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DEAR GENEROUS GOFUNDME SUPPORTERS: Just a quick note to let you know I am coming down the homestretch and that "Storytelling for the Revolution" God willing, will be published by the end of may. We're i the final editing and book production phase. Below is a mock-up of the back cover, complete with some sweet testimonials about the book. A 3+ year project! Something things take time. Thanks, again for your faith in me and for helping me get to this point in time and space!
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Dbirdey Capozzi
23 months ago

How did I NOT know about this effort for 8 months!?? LOL! Glad I found it...

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$4,100 of $12,500 goal

Raised by 108 people in 32 months
Created March 31, 2016
Level 1
Donate this amount and I will email you a story from my recently published, Storytelling at Work.
Level 2
Thank you! Donate this amount and I will email you three stories from Storytelling at Work.
Level 3
Donate this amount and get a signed copy of my book
Level 4
A $40 donation gets you TWO copies of my book -- one for you and one to give away.
Level 5
Donate this amount and get 3 books -- two of the new one and one copy of Storytelling at Work (which, by the way, is also available on Amazon and in my garage).
Level 6
OK. You get the complete set of Ditkoff books: Awake at the Wheel, Full Moon at Sunrise, Storytelling at Work, and the book I am writing...
Level 7
$100! Hey, if 250 people each gave $100, my goal is achieved! If YOU are one of these high rollers, you get three books and an hour of coaching on your writing.
Level 8
Five books and three hours of one of the following: 1) Editorial consultation on a writing project of yours; 2) Home-cooked meal at my place; 3) Foot massage
Level 9
Five books and a brief article about you on one of my blogs.
Level 10
If I was giving away Ambassadorships, you would get one, but since I'm not, $1,000 will get you 10 copies of my book and four hours of my editorial services.
Level 11
If I have anything to do with it, you will be reborn as a close student of the Master of the time. Plus 20 books and six hours of my editorial services.
Level 12
Oy vey! As my grandmother would have said, "I'm plotzing!" How about I name my first child after you in my next lifetime?
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Burrill Crohn
3 months ago

I like the photo ("Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin").

chris corbett
7 months ago

looking forward!

Michael Dorfman
8 months ago

Looking forward to reading the book!!

Faith Fuller
9 months ago

We support you Mitch. Go get 'em!

Joseph Bennett
9 months ago

Muchas felicidades, Mitch! We knew you could do it!

Paddy Noble
9 months ago

Oh Boy!

Dbirdey Capozzi
23 months ago

How did I NOT know about this effort for 8 months!?? LOL! Glad I found it...

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