Weirdly Whimsical World of Dorothy Tinker is creating The Spiritual and Fantastical
10

patrons

$146
per month
I make weird work!

Dorothy Tinker here—Storyteller, World Builder, and Problem Solver. My brain is weird and it’s always working. Whether it’s for my latest story, a number problem, a literary question, or a puzzle, I’m constantly exploring and making connections.

But you see, I have a problem. Because my weird brain is always working, I always need something to work on. I need challenges. And that’s why I’ve come here, in search of new challenges—literary, numerical, or otherwise.

And so I open myself to your challenges:

Once a month, I put out a poll of story themes, which are open to the public. The theme chosen by the majority is then used as my basis for the month’s short story, which will be shared with all patrons.

To keep things moving on a weekly basis, I share posts throughout the month, including:

* Weird Words of the Week, explorations of unusual and bizarre words (every Monday)
* Creator's Journey, in which I answer questions from readers (first Friday)
* Character Spotlights, featuring characters from my worlds and stories (second Friday)
* From the Library Of, which features different bits and pieces from my work area (third Friday)
* Monthly Story (fourth Friday)

If there's a fifth Friday, I'll begin the month with news and shift the weeks by one.

Beginning the week of June 10, 2018, Character Spotlights and From the Library Ofs are patron-only. To get a peek at what the patrons are seeing each week, check out the first four of each.

Want to explore the Weird and Whimsical? Become a patron today and jump into a World of quirks, magic, and challenges.
Tiers
Human
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Humans are just discovering the world of magic. Some might have access to one type of magic, but they are still only on the verge of what can be known.


All Humans get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media.

Nymph
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Tree nymphs are humanoid beings born of the trees themselves. While they don’t have to remain with their tree of birth to survive, they often prefer to live in trees of the same species.


All Tree Nymphs get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* an introductory email with some quirky information about their name. 

Centaur
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Centaurs are often said to be half human and half horse, with the body of a horse and a humanoid torso where the horse neck would normally be. However, despite the animal nature of their bodies, centaurs are some of the most logical creatures in the realm of magic.


All Centaurs get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* a copy of Dorothy Tinker’s Guide to the Dragons of Evon.

Naga
$14 or more per month 0 patrons
Naga are scaled creatures with humanoid torsos and serpentine tails from the hips down. Believing that the natural body is sacred, they rarely wear clothes of any kind and often use their shed skin in books, talismans, and other ornaments.


All Naga get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* a speculative fiction flash fiction piece (1,000 words or less) based on their name (don't worry, I won't make you look bad--unless you ask me to)


Unless specifically requested, all flash fiction pieces will be published for all Naga and higher to read.

Dragon
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
Dragons are the most powerful magical creatures, shy of the gods themselves. Most are born to a specific element, but they also have access to a wide range of magic.


All Dragons get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* an opportunity to commission me for a single short story of their choice


Unless specifically requested, commissioned stories will be published for all Dragons to read.

Goals
$146 of $200 per month
When I reach $200 per month, I'll open up a once-per-month problem-solving post, in which I try to solve literary and numerical puzzles submitted by patrons.
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I make weird work!

Dorothy Tinker here—Storyteller, World Builder, and Problem Solver. My brain is weird and it’s always working. Whether it’s for my latest story, a number problem, a literary question, or a puzzle, I’m constantly exploring and making connections.

But you see, I have a problem. Because my weird brain is always working, I always need something to work on. I need challenges. And that’s why I’ve come here, in search of new challenges—literary, numerical, or otherwise.

And so I open myself to your challenges:

Once a month, I put out a poll of story themes, which are open to the public. The theme chosen by the majority is then used as my basis for the month’s short story, which will be shared with all patrons.

To keep things moving on a weekly basis, I share posts throughout the month, including:

* Weird Words of the Week, explorations of unusual and bizarre words (every Monday)
* Creator's Journey, in which I answer questions from readers (first Friday)
* Character Spotlights, featuring characters from my worlds and stories (second Friday)
* From the Library Of, which features different bits and pieces from my work area (third Friday)
* Monthly Story (fourth Friday)

If there's a fifth Friday, I'll begin the month with news and shift the weeks by one.

Beginning the week of June 10, 2018, Character Spotlights and From the Library Ofs are patron-only. To get a peek at what the patrons are seeing each week, check out the first four of each.

Want to explore the Weird and Whimsical? Become a patron today and jump into a World of quirks, magic, and challenges.

Recent posts by Weirdly Whimsical World of Dorothy Tinker

Tiers
Human
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Humans are just discovering the world of magic. Some might have access to one type of magic, but they are still only on the verge of what can be known.


All Humans get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media.

Nymph
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Tree nymphs are humanoid beings born of the trees themselves. While they don’t have to remain with their tree of birth to survive, they often prefer to live in trees of the same species.


All Tree Nymphs get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* an introductory email with some quirky information about their name. 

Centaur
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Centaurs are often said to be half human and half horse, with the body of a horse and a humanoid torso where the horse neck would normally be. However, despite the animal nature of their bodies, centaurs are some of the most logical creatures in the realm of magic.


All Centaurs get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* a copy of Dorothy Tinker’s Guide to the Dragons of Evon.

Naga
$14 or more per month 0 patrons
Naga are scaled creatures with humanoid torsos and serpentine tails from the hips down. Believing that the natural body is sacred, they rarely wear clothes of any kind and often use their shed skin in books, talismans, and other ornaments.


All Naga get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* a speculative fiction flash fiction piece (1,000 words or less) based on their name (don't worry, I won't make you look bad--unless you ask me to)


Unless specifically requested, all flash fiction pieces will be published for all Naga and higher to read.

Dragon
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
Dragons are the most powerful magical creatures, shy of the gods themselves. Most are born to a specific element, but they also have access to a wide range of magic.


All Dragons get:

* access to my monthly short story

* a shout-out on social media

* an opportunity to commission me for a single short story of their choice


Unless specifically requested, commissioned stories will be published for all Dragons to read.