Stasia Morineauxis creating worlds and tales and myth...ceaselessly...for you.
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You made it! You rock too! Thank you! You 'll be getting the Patron-Only posts and access to the Patron-Only feed. But in addition, you'll also be emailed keepable/playable/readable downloads of content (book chapters, tracks from the soundtrack, artwork, etc...)
Thank you! You're supporting me SO much! You 'll get all of the above, plus you'll get random surprises in your email. Every so often, I'll share extra stuff with you that won't be available anywhere else on the internet. It may be first super-rough drafts of chapters or maybe shots from my "idea book" or crappy sketches or vlog bloopers or ??? .... Any suggestions?
Halloo my lovely beasties!
This is my new workshop, where everything, good and bad, will be. You will be the ones looking over my shoulder, peeking through my window, sifting through the notes on my desk. Transparent realtime. Beyond the veil.
This is where you will now find EXCLUSIVE content, available only to patrons. NEW short stories, NEW book chapters—as they are written and released—NEW artwork, NEW merch, NEW everything will be here first! And I'll be bouncing ideas off of you too!
Patreon is the new frontier for creating. A way to truly allow me to devote my time and full attention to creating wondrous and whimsical tales and art, soundtracks, graphic novels, book boxes (full of wonderful-magic things), and hopefully films!
I’m sure the first thing you’re going to want to know is,” What Is Patreon?” You can hop on over here https://youtu.be/rwvUjAv6pxg to learn more. It’s a great video primer explaining how it works.
Artists and creatives are told time and time again to forget their dreams, to give it up, to get “real jobs”. What many fail to recognize is that this is real. Art is real, in whatever form it takes. And it takes huge amounts of time and dedication. Our art is a part of us that cannot be excised from us, no matter how much people may want it to be so, or how hard we the artist may try to make that happen. I’ve had what is deemed real jobs—I even have one now. The sad thing is how they suck away all the creative energy and time we so dearly need; the precious time that is required to submerge into the words and worlds we create and want to keep creating.
That is where Patreon comes in!
Patreon is for people who want to help sustain my ability and freedom to MAKE WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT, HOW I WANT. And to get it to you, my readers, my fanship, quicker.
It's time to shake up my life, and my beliefs in how things "have-to-be-done". I crave authenticity, relationship, true engagement. I want to give you the reality of me, the hard stuff, the gritty and the pretty parts, the wonderful truth of myself and my writing. I've traversed both the Indie publishing route and the traditional publishing route, and they have both been awesome! But I want to try something different here. I want to forgo what I've already done and venture forth in a new way. I want to offer my creative endeavors here first. My writing in snippets and ragged chicken-scrawl bits, the compost heap of raw ideas as they transform into something coherent and real. In chapters. In artwork. In music. In film.
My patrons won’t just be seeing my works of fiction, but they’ll be seeing into my life. And not how it’s seen in social media. I want to post blogs, vlogs, artwork, thoughts that bounce around in my skull and raw words from my heart, weird dreams that plague me on a regular basis, bits and pieces and chunks of my life as I live it. With filters and without.
Furthermore, as I diverge from the traditional and explore new territory, I’ll be seeking collaborators here on Patreon, from among the more than 50,000 other creatives. I’ll be needing art for book covers, promo swag. merchandise, and graphic novels; musicians for soundtracks; filmmakers for trailers and the mini-films I have planned…and ever always more as the creative muses strike in different directions. So, when you help me, you help other artists too!
The main thing to keep in mind as you look this over is that creatives—unless you’re a massive mainstream one—earn very little in profit. I earned very little in profit last year. Though I spent far beyond what was comfortable for my wallet on marketing and promotions, it still was not enough. And I really don’t want to get so bogged down with that side of the business anymore either. I want to hand over marketing to a pro. I want to create. I want to connect with readers, with the people OUT THERE. I want to have tables at book cons and festivals. I want to sit down with the readers and chat over a coffee or two. And I want to get my stories and art into their hands.
All artists need reliable, ongoing support. We need to earn something akin to a salary. The internet and micropayments have the ability to make this a reality.
I promise to treasure my $1 patrons as much as my (*fingers crossed*) $500 patrons! Every dollar counts and it all adds up!
Imagine this, if you will…If I had 2,000 patrons and each gave me only $1 a month, I could devote SO much more time and energy to unlocking the ideas within my head, actualizing them, and getting them out into the world!
AND…Added-bonus-good-news! The money I earn here will also be spread about to other Patreon creators. I’ll have the chance to “trickle down” my funding into the lives of tons of other creators.
I plan to post a lot–hopefully a few times a week. I want to talk about everything! My writing, my life, what inspires, art, music, the process behind it all, what I’m learning, and anything else that crosses my mind…all the mental meanderings and sometimes senseless ramblings! My blogs will get sent out to the Patrons automatically by email. Be sure to enable your email notifications. I would love to get input and feedback! I tend to be on the introverted side, so draw me out! Ask me stuff! I promise to read every comment because my readers/supporters mean the world to me.
Again, this is all a new and exciting platform to me and I’m kinda just flying by the seat of my pants and making up the rules as I go. I want this to be a new frontier for writing and creating. I want to create in absolute delight and abandonment. I want to lose myself to it again. And I want to get out there and meet everyone eye to eye. See and be seen.
This Patreon account will become my homebase. It’s going to be where everything lands before my website, before Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, before my Dabble Writer, before Microsoft Word, before the Beta readers, before the editors. This will be my workshop, where everything, good and bad, will be. You will be the ones looking over my shoulder, peeking through my window, sifting through the notes on my desk. Transparent realtime. Beyond the veil.
One last thing: if you're not familiar with my work, hit the link below!
P.P.S. (Really the last thing!)
If you have questions, please submit them on Twitter, Facebook, on my website, or here on the Patron stream once you sign up. I’d love to hear from you!