Posts Tagged ‘Upworthy’

Jul

10

2013

Bringing it to You–Interesting Stuff I Need to Share

Filed under: Check-it-out, Pondering

I ran across a couple of interesting articles and videos this week and decided to share…

You Can Never Predict Your Bad Reviews by Nathan Bransford

Hell with What Sells by Chuck Wendig *Warning there is some offensive language in this blog post

How to Write a 1-Page Synopsis by Susan Dennard via Publishing Crawl

(video) Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down Crying Explaining Something that Every Woman Sadly Already Experienced via Upworthy

There is a grassroots movement to get a song called FIX ME UP by Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown on the sound track of the movie FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. I didn’t know Zach personally, but a writer friend of mine did and I would love it if you would take the time to acknowledge Zach and his journey.

On May 20, 2013, cancer took the life of Zach Sobiech but his legacy will live on through the beacon of love and hope he delivered through infectious lyrics and memorable tunes have imprinted on the minds and hearts of millions around the world.

Help fulfill Zach’s dying wish to help kids with cancer by supporting the charity he set up before his death- the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund at Children’s Cancer Research Fund:http://www.ChildrensCancer.org/Zach.

Zach and his lifelong friend Sammy Brown have a band called A Firm Handshake. They just released a new album with seven original songs, including “Clouds” and “Fix Me Up.” A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will benefit the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund.

Download Zach’s new album here:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fix…

Zach Sobiech and Sammy Brown met on a picnic blanket when they were toddlers. Since then, they have remained close friends who have shared life’s most important moments. They began playing music together when there were twelve–shortly after Zach got his first guitar–and never looked back. When Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009, the fall of their 9th grade year, Sammy remained a constant and dependable friend. As treatment options began to run out for Zach, the pair, now in their senior year of high school, formed the band A Firm Handshake, along with their elementary school friend Reed Redmond. The title song to their new EP, “Fix Me Up,” is Sammy and Zach’s goodbye song to each other. It is based on the many conversations they have had dealing with terminal illness, a refusal to let cancer define their lives, and a belief that someday they will sing together once more.

If you’d like to help get the word out you can use this tweet or make up your own…

Help us get #ZachSobiech’s duet “Fix Me Up” on The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack¬†http://ow.ly/lquOt¬†#TFIOS #FixMeUp PLEASE RT!

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