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
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
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
You'll receive access to an unpublished piece of writing, plus all previous rewards.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
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
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
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
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 only 5 left
  • 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 only 2 left
  • 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 only 5 left
  • 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 only 2 left
  • 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.