Marti Melville is creating Books, Stories, and Screenplays
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Did you suddenly, one glorious day, have an amazing idea for a story pop into your head? Is it still waiting to be written? 

That happened to me...kinda. Actually, I was researching 18th-century names in Wales when I tripped over the story of a pirate. "You can't make this stuff up" was my first thought.

"Or can you?" was the second. Immediately, my creative juices kicked in and a series was born! I'd been bitten by the writing bug and would never recover.



I guess it was Providence intervening, because, after 16 yrs of Emergency Dept. nursing, my body's broken. Necessity forced my hand toward a different career (literally). Writing became my passion and my paycheck.

But this isn't about me, really.

I still have that desire to give to others (the same ethos found in nursing). I think there is another way to do just that.


There are so many writers-in-waiting "out there" with amazing stories that just need to be written. I want to talk with you about that. Let's navigate the "how to's" of writing together. Each month, we'll talk about a new topic for writers. As goals are met, new content will be added. For my biggest contributors, you may find your name used as a character in one of my stories or perhaps I will write Your Story just for you. 

There's lots ahead for us — writers and readers alike. Let's do this writing thing together, aye?
Tiers
Thanks for Joining
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND my endless appreciation for joining my team.
Your Opinion Counts
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to weigh in on my work? Your comments on my posts may be picked as the subject of my next piece of content, plus all previous rewards.
  • Your name mentioned in the next article (anonymous if preferred) based on your topic.
  • Interactive Q&A guided by you and shared with the group
Star
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to an unpublished piece of writing, plus all previous rewards.
  • Talk about your projects with me - let's brainstorm ideas
  • Help you formulate outline for your project
  • Your name listed on the "Thank you" page in my next published book.
Bronze
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us, plus all previous rewards.
  • Trouble-shoot writing issues
  • Team-tag ideas for your project (in-depth brainstorming) 
  • Share unseen portions of my compendium for The Deja vu Chronicles
  • Professional review of your book or ms
Silver
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get a patron-only copy of Midnight Omen (book 1 in The Deja vu Chronicles) paperback/signed, plus all previous rewards.
  • Access to direct message with me about your project
  • Group chat about books, publishing, marketing
  • Assist your with creating your back cover blurb and bio
Fabulous Fifty Club
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's get into it — a deeper discussion about writing, talk about your project in depth & the writing process.
  • All three books in The Deja vu Chronicles (author signed paperback)
  • Personalized video message
  • Sneak peak at my current work-in-progress
  • Help with your query letter
  • Proofread your first 50 pages
  • Access to previous posts and discussions
Gold
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life!
  • You are eligible for a YourStory book (unpublished, document printed) written to your specifications - FREE to monthly subscribers at this level. 
  • Let me proofread your project 
  • Copy of each book in the BallyHuHu series for children (author signed paperback)
  • Access to previous posts and discussions.
Take a look at what you'll get with Your Story (click here).
Platinum
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Your name used (with permission) or a name of your choice for a character in my next novel. 
  • One of the first 100 copies of the novel featuring your named character
  • Personalized song/video message
  • Access to previous posts and discussions
  • Personal consultation for project with guidance on plot development, proof, and preparation for publication.
Author's Diamond Club
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Let me ghostwrite a book with you. You're name as the sole author, all rights belong to you.
  • Assistance with query letter
  • Co-write back cover blurb and bio 
  • Assist with short synopsis
  • Presentation of finished manuscript to a traditional publishing company for submission (no guarantee that ms will be accepted for publication).
  • Outline of simple marketing plan for submission
  • Access to previous posts and discussions.
  • *Full year membership required with completion of above within 12 months.
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
When we hit the $500 goal, I'll send off the deposit for illustrations on the next BallyHuHu children's book. An exclusive sneak-peak at the illustrations in progress will go to supporting patrons.
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Did you suddenly, one glorious day, have an amazing idea for a story pop into your head? Is it still waiting to be written? 

That happened to me...kinda. Actually, I was researching 18th-century names in Wales when I tripped over the story of a pirate. "You can't make this stuff up" was my first thought.

"Or can you?" was the second. Immediately, my creative juices kicked in and a series was born! I'd been bitten by the writing bug and would never recover.



I guess it was Providence intervening, because, after 16 yrs of Emergency Dept. nursing, my body's broken. Necessity forced my hand toward a different career (literally). Writing became my passion and my paycheck.

But this isn't about me, really.

I still have that desire to give to others (the same ethos found in nursing). I think there is another way to do just that.


There are so many writers-in-waiting "out there" with amazing stories that just need to be written. I want to talk with you about that. Let's navigate the "how to's" of writing together. Each month, we'll talk about a new topic for writers. As goals are met, new content will be added. For my biggest contributors, you may find your name used as a character in one of my stories or perhaps I will write Your Story just for you. 

There's lots ahead for us — writers and readers alike. Let's do this writing thing together, aye?

Recent posts by Marti Melville

Tiers
Thanks for Joining
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND my endless appreciation for joining my team.
Your Opinion Counts
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to weigh in on my work? Your comments on my posts may be picked as the subject of my next piece of content, plus all previous rewards.
  • Your name mentioned in the next article (anonymous if preferred) based on your topic.
  • Interactive Q&A guided by you and shared with the group
Star
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive access to an unpublished piece of writing, plus all previous rewards.
  • Talk about your projects with me - let's brainstorm ideas
  • Help you formulate outline for your project
  • Your name listed on the "Thank you" page in my next published book.
Bronze
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us, plus all previous rewards.
  • Trouble-shoot writing issues
  • Team-tag ideas for your project (in-depth brainstorming) 
  • Share unseen portions of my compendium for The Deja vu Chronicles
  • Professional review of your book or ms
Silver
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get a patron-only copy of Midnight Omen (book 1 in The Deja vu Chronicles) paperback/signed, plus all previous rewards.
  • Access to direct message with me about your project
  • Group chat about books, publishing, marketing
  • Assist your with creating your back cover blurb and bio
Fabulous Fifty Club
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's get into it — a deeper discussion about writing, talk about your project in depth & the writing process.
  • All three books in The Deja vu Chronicles (author signed paperback)
  • Personalized video message
  • Sneak peak at my current work-in-progress
  • Help with your query letter
  • Proofread your first 50 pages
  • Access to previous posts and discussions
Gold
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life!
  • You are eligible for a YourStory book (unpublished, document printed) written to your specifications - FREE to monthly subscribers at this level. 
  • Let me proofread your project 
  • Copy of each book in the BallyHuHu series for children (author signed paperback)
  • Access to previous posts and discussions.
Take a look at what you'll get with Your Story (click here).
Platinum
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Your name used (with permission) or a name of your choice for a character in my next novel. 
  • One of the first 100 copies of the novel featuring your named character
  • Personalized song/video message
  • Access to previous posts and discussions
  • Personal consultation for project with guidance on plot development, proof, and preparation for publication.
Author's Diamond Club
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Let me ghostwrite a book with you. You're name as the sole author, all rights belong to you.
  • Assistance with query letter
  • Co-write back cover blurb and bio 
  • Assist with short synopsis
  • Presentation of finished manuscript to a traditional publishing company for submission (no guarantee that ms will be accepted for publication).
  • Outline of simple marketing plan for submission
  • Access to previous posts and discussions.
  • *Full year membership required with completion of above within 12 months.