J.D. Dresner is creating a new fantasy world, while helping other writers create theirs.
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patrons

$10
per month
First off, I'd like to thank all of you who have chosen to support me. Writing isn't often a lucrative business; those of us who love to write will do so in poverty, and in wealth. With more supporters, and more contribution comes more time to produce new and exciting novels.

About Me:
Hi! I'm J.D. Dresner. Yes... it's a pen name. Yes... you could probably figure out my real name with a quick Google search. I'm a fantasy and science fiction writer whose been in the book publishing industry for quite some time now. I freelance edit, read and evaluate manuscripts, mentor, and provide layout and design work for various publishers and authors. The Corwyn Chronicles is my brainchild, but that child is reaching adolescence; it's starting to rebel, and like its father I think it's ready to leave home at a young age in favour of being exposed to the greater world. 

The Goal:
Ever the fantasy and Science Fiction enthusiast, I've been writing about the world of Corwyn for over 15 years, developing short stories, full length novels, novellas, and short blog posts. Thus far I've completed a novella and a novelette, both of which are available for purchase, and I've finished the first draft of a 4-book epic, tentatively titled, "The Talisman Series." It is my dream, my desire, and my drive to publish these stories, to bring joy to fantasy-lovers around the world, and to help develop other aspiring writers in their publishing pursuits. 

How Did Corwyn Come To Exist?

It all began when I was young, quite illiterate, and somewhat introverted. I'd draw all day long, often depicting gods, adventurers, fabled lands, and lost magical artefacts. Eventually (after failing English 3 times in high school, spending class after class drawing wizards in the margins of my notebook) something changed within me. Sometime between my struggling teenage years and my budding college 20's I fell in love with the English language. I started to write; I began to escape into the world that existed between my fingers and the keyboard.One day a friend asked me to write him a Dungeons & Dragons campaign... I wrote for two months strait, and at the end of it I handed him a binder filled with pages describing a world of magic, turmoil, and of fantastic beings. By then he'd given up on the campaign, and I was left with a detailed outline for what I believed could be a novel worth writing—I just needed to write it. A decade and 4 books later, the planet Corwyn developed into a richly populated world where magic is a common practice, but science is on the brink of booming.

So, Tell Me More About This New Fantasy World?
Corwyn is a world where magic and mythical creatures exist, where humans, dwarves, the nymn, and elves live in relative peace, and where imagination becomes reality. Civilization is on the bring of scientific revolution: lightning-charged bulbs are slowly replacing magically conjured light, the gnomes are tinkering with steam-powered mechanisms, and the first locomotive is being developed in central Craggmoä. The world is on the brink of change as The Age of Thieves winds down.

Only four seasons remain before the dawn of the new age, and there are but a few individuals who know what changes shall come—for with each new age there is always change. One age brought darkness into the world, where malevolence overpowered the good-willed, and chaos and anarchy dominated over control and peace. Another, peaceful age introduced the gnomes and nymn races to the world. The inhabitants of Corwyn see each age as a 'tweaking' of their universe—to some these changes are the gods' decree, while the more scientific minds consider these changes to be evolutionary steps, or alterations in the physics of reality.

Now, an indescribable evil has arisen. The dead lands of Îssard stirs once more, and a looming shroud has begun to spread across the continent. Four magical talismans—created in an age where magic potential was unhindered—have revealed themselves after spending many years in hiding. These talismans are the key to controlling the realms, and it is believed that whomever wields these talismans shall ultimately shape the new age in their image.


Anthyn Ambrose is an everyday swordsman who grew up in the shadow of his father. The Legendary Ironbear was considered to be one of the best gladiators in his time, but now he's a washed up drunk who blames his son for not being able to save his wife from the blade of an assassin. If only everyone else saw in the gladiator what Anthyn saw... if only he could make a name for himself in a city where everyone knows him by association of his father.


Anthyn just wants to prove he is a worthy swordsman when he agrees to compete in a gladiator tournament for The Sandblade Guild. Hired by Guildmaster Arcadian Grimoire, Anthyn must fight his way to victory, but the simple act of competing in a tournament begins a chain of events that forces Anthyn to face a greater destiny. Accompanied by the half-dwarven son of a senator, Dó Karr Dâyne, and the chatter-mouthed thief, Nina Kevlar, Anthyn ventures outside his hometown for the first time. In his travels he sees wondrous things—things he never knew existed before—but danger lurks wherever he goes. Conniving spell-casters continually attempt to control him, factions and fanatical groups are hunting for him, and a dark past is catching up with him... but that isn’t the worst of it: There are those with incredible power who seek the four talismans, and they believe Anthyn and his group of adventurers are the key to finding them.

Where Can I Find The Corwyn Chronicles Sources & Media?

Website: www.CorwynChronicles.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorwynChronicles/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jddresner/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JDDresner

BOOKS
A Goblin's Mind
Chapters/Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-gobli...
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-goblins-mind-jd-...
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Goblins-Mind-Extended-J-Dre...

Sword & Witchhazel: A Fraternal Tale
http://www.corwynchronicles.ca/shop/



Other Links:
Check out my author interview here!
Tiers
Level 1: Protege Swordsman
$1 or more per month

Official patron status! Official Swordsman status too! This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed, and you'll receive my endless appreciation for joining my team.

  • Receive updates regarding the completion of the Talisman Series
  • Gain access to blog reports pertaining to The Corwyn Chronicles.

Level 2: Gladiator Competitor
$3 or more per month

For less than $1/week you'll get to see inside my brain! Well... not exactly, but you get it. 

I'll post scans and illustrations from a binder I call my Talismans Black Book, where I write, refine, and redevelop all my ideas. Ever want to get a glimpse into the messy mind of an epic fantasy writer? Here's your chance! From time to time I'll also post new drawings and pics from The Corwyn Universe as well.

Want to contribute? Have you drawn your own version of a person/place/thing from my world? Send it to me, and (so long as it is appropriate and in good taste) I'll post it up and give you credit!
Level 3: Swordsman Adept
$5 or more per month

In addition to all previous rewards, you'll receive access to unpublished pieces of writing for your eyes only. These pieces could include multiple versions of the same text, so you can see how the story developed from edit to edit.

What types of unpublished writing might you receive?
  • Segments from my upcoming novels
  • Previous, deleted versions of published work
  • Various musings and stories I might write during my daily commutes
  • Oh... I always have some writing to donate!

You'll also have access to my Q&A portal, where I'll answer questions pertaining to my stories, my methods, or writing and publishing in general.
Level 4: Apprentice Magician
$10 or more per month

In addition to all previous rewards, you'll have access to the following:

  • Writing tips I've collected over the years from various sources. Learn how to write better, richer stories.
  • Links to articles pertaining to the English language, literature, spelling/grammar, and what's happening in the fiction world of publishing
  • Suggestions for good writing practices and exercises
Level 5: Guildmaster
$20 or more per month

Okay, so you're really serious with your 'Patreonism' (no, it's a real word... why do you ask?). In addition to all previous rewards

  • I'll send you a signed copy of one of my novels for each month you support me (please note, I only have two books out thus far).
  • You'll gain access to my Q&A posts, where you can ask me anything—from my creative process, to what editors look for in fiction stories. Having experience in the Book Publishing industry, I can help you understand how to refine your own stories for submission.
Level 6: Elder Mage
$50 or more per month

My, oh my! In addition to all previous rewards, I'll acknowledge your amazing support, not only on various websites and media streams, but also within my finished work.
Level 7: The (All Powerful) Fool
$100 or more per month

In Addition to all other rewards, you'll receive... NOTHING!
Wait, what? I am spending an extra $50 above the previous reward with no extra benefits? This can't be right!

Sadly, it is. Only the most altruistic would go for this tier.

Alright, alright... you got me! For this kind of support I'll start working with you (in a limited capacity) to finish up your manuscript and get it ready for publishing.

I can provide support regarding final edits, proofing, and even formatting your manuscript so you can self-publish, or submit to a publishing house. I self-published my first to books with a good measure of success, and I can help you with your manuscript as well.
Goals
$10 of $50 per month
Once $50 is reached my characters will be able to afford new clothing and equipment! Anthyn won't have to wear a burlap sack and walk around with a wooden sword any longer. Now I'll be able to write him a new steel sword; now I'll be able to describe him wearing trousers and a cotton shirt!

Is this some kind of a joke? Yes, you got me. My focus is to write, write, write, but should I reach the amazing goal of $50/month I'll certainly see that people (and patrons) are interested in The Corwyn Chronicles, and it will inspire me to spend more time developing perks for everyone!
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First off, I'd like to thank all of you who have chosen to support me. Writing isn't often a lucrative business; those of us who love to write will do so in poverty, and in wealth. With more supporters, and more contribution comes more time to produce new and exciting novels.

About Me:
Hi! I'm J.D. Dresner. Yes... it's a pen name. Yes... you could probably figure out my real name with a quick Google search. I'm a fantasy and science fiction writer whose been in the book publishing industry for quite some time now. I freelance edit, read and evaluate manuscripts, mentor, and provide layout and design work for various publishers and authors. The Corwyn Chronicles is my brainchild, but that child is reaching adolescence; it's starting to rebel, and like its father I think it's ready to leave home at a young age in favour of being exposed to the greater world. 

The Goal:
Ever the fantasy and Science Fiction enthusiast, I've been writing about the world of Corwyn for over 15 years, developing short stories, full length novels, novellas, and short blog posts. Thus far I've completed a novella and a novelette, both of which are available for purchase, and I've finished the first draft of a 4-book epic, tentatively titled, "The Talisman Series." It is my dream, my desire, and my drive to publish these stories, to bring joy to fantasy-lovers around the world, and to help develop other aspiring writers in their publishing pursuits. 

How Did Corwyn Come To Exist?

It all began when I was young, quite illiterate, and somewhat introverted. I'd draw all day long, often depicting gods, adventurers, fabled lands, and lost magical artefacts. Eventually (after failing English 3 times in high school, spending class after class drawing wizards in the margins of my notebook) something changed within me. Sometime between my struggling teenage years and my budding college 20's I fell in love with the English language. I started to write; I began to escape into the world that existed between my fingers and the keyboard.One day a friend asked me to write him a Dungeons & Dragons campaign... I wrote for two months strait, and at the end of it I handed him a binder filled with pages describing a world of magic, turmoil, and of fantastic beings. By then he'd given up on the campaign, and I was left with a detailed outline for what I believed could be a novel worth writing—I just needed to write it. A decade and 4 books later, the planet Corwyn developed into a richly populated world where magic is a common practice, but science is on the brink of booming.

So, Tell Me More About This New Fantasy World?
Corwyn is a world where magic and mythical creatures exist, where humans, dwarves, the nymn, and elves live in relative peace, and where imagination becomes reality. Civilization is on the bring of scientific revolution: lightning-charged bulbs are slowly replacing magically conjured light, the gnomes are tinkering with steam-powered mechanisms, and the first locomotive is being developed in central Craggmoä. The world is on the brink of change as The Age of Thieves winds down.

Only four seasons remain before the dawn of the new age, and there are but a few individuals who know what changes shall come—for with each new age there is always change. One age brought darkness into the world, where malevolence overpowered the good-willed, and chaos and anarchy dominated over control and peace. Another, peaceful age introduced the gnomes and nymn races to the world. The inhabitants of Corwyn see each age as a 'tweaking' of their universe—to some these changes are the gods' decree, while the more scientific minds consider these changes to be evolutionary steps, or alterations in the physics of reality.

Now, an indescribable evil has arisen. The dead lands of Îssard stirs once more, and a looming shroud has begun to spread across the continent. Four magical talismans—created in an age where magic potential was unhindered—have revealed themselves after spending many years in hiding. These talismans are the key to controlling the realms, and it is believed that whomever wields these talismans shall ultimately shape the new age in their image.


Anthyn Ambrose is an everyday swordsman who grew up in the shadow of his father. The Legendary Ironbear was considered to be one of the best gladiators in his time, but now he's a washed up drunk who blames his son for not being able to save his wife from the blade of an assassin. If only everyone else saw in the gladiator what Anthyn saw... if only he could make a name for himself in a city where everyone knows him by association of his father.


Anthyn just wants to prove he is a worthy swordsman when he agrees to compete in a gladiator tournament for The Sandblade Guild. Hired by Guildmaster Arcadian Grimoire, Anthyn must fight his way to victory, but the simple act of competing in a tournament begins a chain of events that forces Anthyn to face a greater destiny. Accompanied by the half-dwarven son of a senator, Dó Karr Dâyne, and the chatter-mouthed thief, Nina Kevlar, Anthyn ventures outside his hometown for the first time. In his travels he sees wondrous things—things he never knew existed before—but danger lurks wherever he goes. Conniving spell-casters continually attempt to control him, factions and fanatical groups are hunting for him, and a dark past is catching up with him... but that isn’t the worst of it: There are those with incredible power who seek the four talismans, and they believe Anthyn and his group of adventurers are the key to finding them.

Where Can I Find The Corwyn Chronicles Sources & Media?

Website: www.CorwynChronicles.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorwynChronicles/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jddresner/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JDDresner

BOOKS
A Goblin's Mind
Chapters/Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-gobli...
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-goblins-mind-jd-...
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Goblins-Mind-Extended-J-Dre...

Sword & Witchhazel: A Fraternal Tale
http://www.corwynchronicles.ca/shop/



Other Links:
Check out my author interview here!

Recent posts by J.D. Dresner

Tiers
Level 1: Protege Swordsman
$1 or more per month

Official patron status! Official Swordsman status too! This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed, and you'll receive my endless appreciation for joining my team.

  • Receive updates regarding the completion of the Talisman Series
  • Gain access to blog reports pertaining to The Corwyn Chronicles.

Level 2: Gladiator Competitor
$3 or more per month

For less than $1/week you'll get to see inside my brain! Well... not exactly, but you get it. 

I'll post scans and illustrations from a binder I call my Talismans Black Book, where I write, refine, and redevelop all my ideas. Ever want to get a glimpse into the messy mind of an epic fantasy writer? Here's your chance! From time to time I'll also post new drawings and pics from The Corwyn Universe as well.

Want to contribute? Have you drawn your own version of a person/place/thing from my world? Send it to me, and (so long as it is appropriate and in good taste) I'll post it up and give you credit!
Level 3: Swordsman Adept
$5 or more per month

In addition to all previous rewards, you'll receive access to unpublished pieces of writing for your eyes only. These pieces could include multiple versions of the same text, so you can see how the story developed from edit to edit.

What types of unpublished writing might you receive?
  • Segments from my upcoming novels
  • Previous, deleted versions of published work
  • Various musings and stories I might write during my daily commutes
  • Oh... I always have some writing to donate!

You'll also have access to my Q&A portal, where I'll answer questions pertaining to my stories, my methods, or writing and publishing in general.
Level 4: Apprentice Magician
$10 or more per month

In addition to all previous rewards, you'll have access to the following:

  • Writing tips I've collected over the years from various sources. Learn how to write better, richer stories.
  • Links to articles pertaining to the English language, literature, spelling/grammar, and what's happening in the fiction world of publishing
  • Suggestions for good writing practices and exercises
Level 5: Guildmaster
$20 or more per month

Okay, so you're really serious with your 'Patreonism' (no, it's a real word... why do you ask?). In addition to all previous rewards

  • I'll send you a signed copy of one of my novels for each month you support me (please note, I only have two books out thus far).
  • You'll gain access to my Q&A posts, where you can ask me anything—from my creative process, to what editors look for in fiction stories. Having experience in the Book Publishing industry, I can help you understand how to refine your own stories for submission.
Level 6: Elder Mage
$50 or more per month

My, oh my! In addition to all previous rewards, I'll acknowledge your amazing support, not only on various websites and media streams, but also within my finished work.
Level 7: The (All Powerful) Fool
$100 or more per month

In Addition to all other rewards, you'll receive... NOTHING!
Wait, what? I am spending an extra $50 above the previous reward with no extra benefits? This can't be right!

Sadly, it is. Only the most altruistic would go for this tier.

Alright, alright... you got me! For this kind of support I'll start working with you (in a limited capacity) to finish up your manuscript and get it ready for publishing.

I can provide support regarding final edits, proofing, and even formatting your manuscript so you can self-publish, or submit to a publishing house. I self-published my first to books with a good measure of success, and I can help you with your manuscript as well.