D.G. Swain

D.G. Swain

is creating Serial stories

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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.

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.

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