D.G. Swain

is creating Serial stories




per month


Look, guys, we need to talk. No, no, it's nothing bad… it's just… I've been thinking a lot lately, and I wanted to see how you felt about this…

I think I'm finally ready to make a commitment with you.

I know, it's a big step, and it's one that we've been talking about for a while, but I really want you to know how important you are to me, and how much I adore your love and support.

I know I can be a pain sometimes, that I've been known to slip off and dally with other arts and… I'll be honest, I'm still going to do that. It's just in my blood. I'm a poly-artistic person, but you knew that when we first got together. By committing to you, though, I'm saying that writing will always be first. I promise that you'll always hear from me on Fridays, that you'll be the top of the list, and that I won't make plans with other arts if you and I already have a date.

Part of that big commitment is also letting you in a bit more to the inner sanctum of my heart. I mean, sure, you probably saw "Inconsolable" over on the Good Men Project, so you might think that I only write the heart-wrenching relationship stories, or maybe you bought the November 2015 copy of Vitality and read "Milk, Bread, Eggs" and you think I'm a superhero writer - and you'd be totally correct. But I also have this other space-faring science fiction story going on, and there's also this fantasy story I think you'll love, and then there's the novels…

Oh, you're going to love the novels…

So, I guess what I'm really trying to say is, I want to take this a lot more seriously, but it really sucks being the only one in a relationship. What do you say? Are you with me?

What's in it for you:
You'll get weekly serials, first votes on new story lines, and even some coaching on writing and creativity, if that's your thing. I produce a staggering amount of content, and while a good chunk of it will be submitted for publication to a wide variety of magazines and agents and such, you will get your very own well-crafted stories to yourselves (and eventual printing).

You'll get first news about stories I've sold, tours I'm on (if we get that far), and special coupons/pricing for books in the future. This platform is as close as I come to self-publishing, as my ultimate goal is to sell stories, get an agent, publish novels, etc.

What's in it for me:
Well, food is always nice, but more importantly, I have a very expensive pet that requires upkeep: my youngest son, who is severely epileptic and autistic. In addition to having spendy medications, he also requires a lot of attention and availability on my part, making it really hard to take a regular full-time job. I do contract periodically as a social media manager, but that work doesn't come nearly as frequently as my story ideas.

So, this is kind of a win-win, if we can pull it off.

$0 of $500 per month
If we can make $500 per month, all of Little D's medications can be covered.  Insurance covers some but not all, and this is the biggest help that you guys can provide.  When we hit this goal, I will run a short comic series, probably on Thursdays.
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