So I just watched those guys (and Barbara) over at the Shark Tank and bam! I remembered Kickstarter.
Kickstarter is a site where creative entrepreneurs can get pledges to fund their projects. But it's not just about rounding up a bunch of folks to donate money to a project; there are levels of investment whereby you, if you choose to kick something in, get a piece of the project pie.
Cool, huh? I thought I'd share it with you because you're writers and Kickstarter seems very friendly to writers with good ideas. Or at least a ton nicer than those guys (and Barbara) in the Shark Tank.