Barbara Ward

Barbara Ward

is creating inspirational queer content

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Hi! My name is Barbara Ward. I am currently a contributor to the lesbian lifestyle website KitschMix, as well as running a few of my own projects. While my fiction work hasn't been much of a priority for me lately, I feel that the world really needs more realistic representation for the queer community - and that means characters who aren't just chasing after love, sex, or their identity. Where are the characters for those of us who know who we are, and just want fiction with relatable queer characters? That's where you come in.

It's my goal to start crafting that mainstream queer fiction that has been missing for so long. Where are the lesbians in the zombie apocalypse? Where are the women struggling with mental health (who aren't flat-out "crazy")? Where are the bisexual women who get trapped in another dimension? Where are the gay men who aren't trying to hook up and aren't there to be comic relief for the straight female protagonist? With your pledge as a patron, you are essentially helping to sponsor more of these types of books - and also helping to steer their direction.

I know that the LGBT community is gaining more widespread acceptance and exposure these days, but our work is far from over. This isn't just about seeing characters like us, it's about feeling comfortable with the people we really are. It's not just about entertainment, it's about inspiring future generations. And, with your help, that's a very real possibility.
Tiers
Followers
$1 or more per month
 $1-per-month patrons receive…

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed

Fans
$3 or more per month
 $3-per-month patrons receive…

· Access to password-protected private blog posts on InkDigits

· Amazon gift card code for all e-books released during your patronage (2-3 per year)

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed

Friends
$5 or more per month
$5-per-month patrons receive…

· Hand-written thank you card or letter (may or may not include small gifts)

· A subscription to my “writing tips” e-newsletter

· Access to password-protected private blog posts on InkDigits, including live chat replays and transcripts

· Amazon gift card code for all e-books released during your patronage (2-3 per year)

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed

Family
$10 or more per month
$10-per-month patrons receive…

· Early access to all content released during your patronage

· Monthly scheduled live chat with me

· Shout-out in the acknowledgements section of all books released during your patronage

· Hand-written thank you card or letter (may or may not include small gifts)

· A subscription to my “writing tips” e-newsletter

· Access to password-protected private blog posts on InkDigits, including live chat replays and transcripts

· Amazon gift card code for all e-books released during your patronage (2-3 per year)

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed

Goals
$0 of $25 per month
When my pledges hit $25/month, I will shoot a thank you video instead of using the default "thank you" page. I know, I know - it's a small goal. But that's what makes it so great.
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Hi! My name is Barbara Ward. I am currently a contributor to the lesbian lifestyle website KitschMix, as well as running a few of my own projects. While my fiction work hasn't been much of a priority for me lately, I feel that the world really needs more realistic representation for the queer community - and that means characters who aren't just chasing after love, sex, or their identity. Where are the characters for those of us who know who we are, and just want fiction with relatable queer characters? That's where you come in.

It's my goal to start crafting that mainstream queer fiction that has been missing for so long. Where are the lesbians in the zombie apocalypse? Where are the women struggling with mental health (who aren't flat-out "crazy")? Where are the bisexual women who get trapped in another dimension? Where are the gay men who aren't trying to hook up and aren't there to be comic relief for the straight female protagonist? With your pledge as a patron, you are essentially helping to sponsor more of these types of books - and also helping to steer their direction.

I know that the LGBT community is gaining more widespread acceptance and exposure these days, but our work is far from over. This isn't just about seeing characters like us, it's about feeling comfortable with the people we really are. It's not just about entertainment, it's about inspiring future generations. And, with your help, that's a very real possibility.

Recent posts by Barbara Ward

Tiers
Followers
$1 or more per month
 $1-per-month patrons receive…

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed

Fans
$3 or more per month
 $3-per-month patrons receive…

· Access to password-protected private blog posts on InkDigits

· Amazon gift card code for all e-books released during your patronage (2-3 per year)

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed

Friends
$5 or more per month
$5-per-month patrons receive…

· Hand-written thank you card or letter (may or may not include small gifts)

· A subscription to my “writing tips” e-newsletter

· Access to password-protected private blog posts on InkDigits, including live chat replays and transcripts

· Amazon gift card code for all e-books released during your patronage (2-3 per year)

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed

Family
$10 or more per month
$10-per-month patrons receive…

· Early access to all content released during your patronage

· Monthly scheduled live chat with me

· Shout-out in the acknowledgements section of all books released during your patronage

· Hand-written thank you card or letter (may or may not include small gifts)

· A subscription to my “writing tips” e-newsletter

· Access to password-protected private blog posts on InkDigits, including live chat replays and transcripts

· Amazon gift card code for all e-books released during your patronage (2-3 per year)

· Exclusive content that is only available to Patreon patrons

· A shout-out on Patreon as soon as your pledge is confirmed