Claire Hazel (C.M. Hazel)

Claire Hazel (C.M. Hazel)

is creating Books, eBooks, Web Content, Poetry, Poetic Vids, Stories, Short

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patrons
I am incredibly excited to announce the pre-launch of my Patreon page! The reason for it mostly being that I will be able to connect with sponsors and get support for projects and collaborative efforts I am planning for the near future. I felt like it was important that if I had this type of support it would be: 

  • Clear and well-documented
  • Have a chance to pay-it-forward in communities and through my work
  • To have clear monetary goals 
  • Funding the process to concentrate on the art
  • Give me an opportunity to seek other forms of development
  • Easy to follow and update for supporters



WHY BECOME A PATRON?
  • The Story Behind my Request

Patreon has been winking at me since the end of 2013, the year when I decided that being a starving creator in the arts sounded like a good idea. As many other writers will tell you, working the unwanted job after job to make a living while trying to produce written content can be a struggle. You scratch for every free minute to write a sentence that sounds remotely decent, which combined with more jobs than I could handle and the decision to take up acting professionally, became a hectic time. In my naive efforts to practice writing skills while making a living, I started off with, blogging, digital newspapers, newsletters, and even translations as a source of wordy wisdom. But unless you are a best-selling author -which I´m not, thus far- you can count on the silent bliss of a beautiful online portfolio that remains unpublished, because publishing books can be expensive. Like, really expensive. You need editors and publicists that won't even look at you if you aren't somewhat independent and established. Although I self-published a poetry book that has sold...a few issues, too few to make a dent in my pockets, I still can't generate a revenue no matter how hard I try.


But through the years I've remained hopeful, naive yes, but hopeful. I still want to continue my work. I want to create and share the written ideas I believe may someday offer me a means to the life a writer envisions -writing from a tub filled with champagne and a secretary to dictate to, while I carve a hole in the pile of offers for more books and a series that will be made into a film, or even make those films myself and act in them. Go steps further and produce or even direct someday what I wrote! I am a dreamer, I know. Making these dreams a reality seems so hard to reach.
I learned it the hard way.

Guess what's more likely? You'll be sitting at the computer your friend lends you because yours broke down. You´re trying to type from your phone that has a broken screen, and instead of a pile of offers, you have a pile of bills, and all your dreams are on hold because you got diagnosed with a terrible and rare disease. But you still want to create.

A while back I wrote:
"My world, the one where magic is the pendulum that swings, casting spells to everyone it touches, is where I like to make a home. But, magic ends where an empty stomach begins." - C.M. Hazel
And, that's when Patreon came back to mind again. But, life intervened and I had to set it aside for other priorities.

Currently, I am writing various stories and maintaining my website while undergoing the procedure for eye cancer (Intraocular Melanoma) and to repair a detached retina. I managed to publish a poetry book, with another unfinished and two fully written manuscripts. But, I still want to continue with my work and produce quality materials that will result in enjoyable content with further opportunities and collaborative projects that will include my experience in other mediums, as well as acting and new inquiries into film.

My grateful heart loves the people that help me fan the flames of creativity by cheering me on to create more, but my belly is noxious (and loud!) when I'm hungry. Money, as it turns out, is needed to eat, and get clothes and drink and eat. What do you know? Therefore, I am opening this account and pleading it might create an opportunity and a door through which I can connect with my readers and ask them to help me keep creating the stuff I love.

My life, far from being made lavish through donations, will sure make this writing gig a whole more enjoyable and goal oriented, as well as design a more prosperous pursuit of these dreams and create opportunities to finance the projects I have dreamed of my whole life.

What else can I say but thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! Be sure to visit my website and other social media sites, that if not monetary, at least bring us nearer and warms my heart. Share my content and ask others to do the same.

Did I say thank you yet?

- C.M.Hazel


Website: https://cmhazel.wordpress.com/

Instagram: @cmhazel_writer

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cmhazel.writer


Tiers
The Hardiest
$1 or more per month

Do you know how many cups of coffee I can pay for that will keep me awake long enough to write an entire chapter with just a dollar? Like hardy summer plants, you'll make it possible to keep me fueled and working. 


Trust me, it helps. 


 

What The Hardiest gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Listers
$2 or more per month

You make things happen on a daily basis. I know who you are.  The planners who make lists and create a better world for those around you. 


The best donors by far!


 

What The Listers gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Sweethearts
$3 or more per month

The number looks like a heart on its side, I mean, what needs to be added to this? Only that your donation is the kindest for sure.


I heart you!


 

What The Sweetheart gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Loyalist
$4 or more per month

You sacrifice that monthly cup of coffee to support my work, do you not? I have many thankful words for you, starting with a healthy dose of wordy gratitude.


Thank you!


 

What The Loyalists gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Money Savvy
$5 or more per month

A smart strategist, who is also likely a great dresser. I bet you are. No question.


 

What The Money Savvy gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Extraordinary
$10 or more per month

I have many things to thank you for, but mainly, that extraordinary donation. It´s absolute perfection. Simple. Perfection.


 

What The Extraordinary gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Serious Investor
$20 or more per month

You´re smart. You know where your money is going. You are the right kind of financeer, and gorgeous on top of it? Please!


 

What The Serious Investor gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf (If desired)
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Visionaries
$30 or more per month

A true understated supporter, that helps me find that new door to another story. What can I say, I´m just hazelnuts about you!


 

What The Visionaries gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Believers
$40 or more per month

Because you believe in me, I have the just another hour to write some more. I heart you believer, I heart you.


 

What Top Rung gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Selection
$50 or more per month

The hours without your cheery support would be lost if you were no´´t helping me write that book. Every page counts and you'll get me straight to the next page. 


 

What The Selection gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
Amethysts - The Cool Gears
$60 or more per month

Undoubtedly, the engines to make my ideas rev up a notch. When is too much gratitude too much gratitude? I'm grateful in any case. 


 

What The Cool Gear gets you:

Amethyst membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
Brass - The Quiet Smarties
$70 or more per month

You are the brains to my blood pumping fingers. Not a word would be created without your touch.


 

What The Quiet Smarties gets you:

Brass membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Bronze - The Heroes
$80 or more per month

I have no words to express my gratitude. To you, there are no hurdles, no mountains you wouldn´ ´t cross to help me write another page. How are you so cute and fabulous?


 

What The Heroes gets you:

Bronze membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a book 
  • Special for custom poetry
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Silver - The Reliables
$90 or more per month

I could never count on anybody to help me create more than you do. Such wonderful donations keep me going everyday. Just no others I can depend on more.


 

What The Reliables gets you:

Silver membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a book 
  • Special request for web entry topic
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Gold - The Top Rung
$100 or more per month

The very top of the ladder to my creative heart! What would I do without you? You are the supportive genius to my dreamy soul. Your donation makes most of my work possible and someday, I´ll dedicate a book to your name, or push for the wing of a library to be called after you, at the very least. 


What Top Rung gets you:

Gold membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a book 
  • Special request for web entry or custom poetry
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Diamonds - The Leaders
$500 or more per month

Like an indestructible rock, you keep my ground solid and sturdy with your support. Shining your amazing self into my existence, making it possible to create wonderful content that will keep sparkling for years and years.


  What The Leaders gets you:

Diamond membership to the Hazelnutters club with...

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a printed book 
  • Special request for monthly web entry in any of the sections of my website or custom personalized poetry 
  • A web interview and special access for top members 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Inclusion (first opt) in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
I am incredibly excited to announce the pre-launch of my Patreon page! The reason for it mostly being that I will be able to connect with sponsors and get support for projects and collaborative efforts I am planning for the near future. I felt like it was important that if I had this type of support it would be: 

  • Clear and well-documented
  • Have a chance to pay-it-forward in communities and through my work
  • To have clear monetary goals 
  • Funding the process to concentrate on the art
  • Give me an opportunity to seek other forms of development
  • Easy to follow and update for supporters



WHY BECOME A PATRON?
  • The Story Behind my Request

Patreon has been winking at me since the end of 2013, the year when I decided that being a starving creator in the arts sounded like a good idea. As many other writers will tell you, working the unwanted job after job to make a living while trying to produce written content can be a struggle. You scratch for every free minute to write a sentence that sounds remotely decent, which combined with more jobs than I could handle and the decision to take up acting professionally, became a hectic time. In my naive efforts to practice writing skills while making a living, I started off with, blogging, digital newspapers, newsletters, and even translations as a source of wordy wisdom. But unless you are a best-selling author -which I´m not, thus far- you can count on the silent bliss of a beautiful online portfolio that remains unpublished, because publishing books can be expensive. Like, really expensive. You need editors and publicists that won't even look at you if you aren't somewhat independent and established. Although I self-published a poetry book that has sold...a few issues, too few to make a dent in my pockets, I still can't generate a revenue no matter how hard I try.


But through the years I've remained hopeful, naive yes, but hopeful. I still want to continue my work. I want to create and share the written ideas I believe may someday offer me a means to the life a writer envisions -writing from a tub filled with champagne and a secretary to dictate to, while I carve a hole in the pile of offers for more books and a series that will be made into a film, or even make those films myself and act in them. Go steps further and produce or even direct someday what I wrote! I am a dreamer, I know. Making these dreams a reality seems so hard to reach.
I learned it the hard way.

Guess what's more likely? You'll be sitting at the computer your friend lends you because yours broke down. You´re trying to type from your phone that has a broken screen, and instead of a pile of offers, you have a pile of bills, and all your dreams are on hold because you got diagnosed with a terrible and rare disease. But you still want to create.

A while back I wrote:
"My world, the one where magic is the pendulum that swings, casting spells to everyone it touches, is where I like to make a home. But, magic ends where an empty stomach begins." - C.M. Hazel
And, that's when Patreon came back to mind again. But, life intervened and I had to set it aside for other priorities.

Currently, I am writing various stories and maintaining my website while undergoing the procedure for eye cancer (Intraocular Melanoma) and to repair a detached retina. I managed to publish a poetry book, with another unfinished and two fully written manuscripts. But, I still want to continue with my work and produce quality materials that will result in enjoyable content with further opportunities and collaborative projects that will include my experience in other mediums, as well as acting and new inquiries into film.

My grateful heart loves the people that help me fan the flames of creativity by cheering me on to create more, but my belly is noxious (and loud!) when I'm hungry. Money, as it turns out, is needed to eat, and get clothes and drink and eat. What do you know? Therefore, I am opening this account and pleading it might create an opportunity and a door through which I can connect with my readers and ask them to help me keep creating the stuff I love.

My life, far from being made lavish through donations, will sure make this writing gig a whole more enjoyable and goal oriented, as well as design a more prosperous pursuit of these dreams and create opportunities to finance the projects I have dreamed of my whole life.

What else can I say but thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! Be sure to visit my website and other social media sites, that if not monetary, at least bring us nearer and warms my heart. Share my content and ask others to do the same.

Did I say thank you yet?

- C.M.Hazel


Website: https://cmhazel.wordpress.com/

Instagram: @cmhazel_writer

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cmhazel.writer


Recent posts by Claire Hazel (C.M. Hazel)

Tiers
The Hardiest
$1 or more per month

Do you know how many cups of coffee I can pay for that will keep me awake long enough to write an entire chapter with just a dollar? Like hardy summer plants, you'll make it possible to keep me fueled and working. 


Trust me, it helps. 


 

What The Hardiest gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Listers
$2 or more per month

You make things happen on a daily basis. I know who you are.  The planners who make lists and create a better world for those around you. 


The best donors by far!


 

What The Listers gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Sweethearts
$3 or more per month

The number looks like a heart on its side, I mean, what needs to be added to this? Only that your donation is the kindest for sure.


I heart you!


 

What The Sweetheart gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Loyalist
$4 or more per month

You sacrifice that monthly cup of coffee to support my work, do you not? I have many thankful words for you, starting with a healthy dose of wordy gratitude.


Thank you!


 

What The Loyalists gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Money Savvy
$5 or more per month

A smart strategist, who is also likely a great dresser. I bet you are. No question.


 

What The Money Savvy gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Extraordinary
$10 or more per month

I have many things to thank you for, but mainly, that extraordinary donation. It´s absolute perfection. Simple. Perfection.


 

What The Extraordinary gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Serious Investor
$20 or more per month

You´re smart. You know where your money is going. You are the right kind of financeer, and gorgeous on top of it? Please!


 

What The Serious Investor gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf (If desired)
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Visionaries
$30 or more per month

A true understated supporter, that helps me find that new door to another story. What can I say, I´m just hazelnuts about you!


 

What The Visionaries gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Believers
$40 or more per month

Because you believe in me, I have the just another hour to write some more. I heart you believer, I heart you.


 

What Top Rung gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
The Selection
$50 or more per month

The hours without your cheery support would be lost if you were no´´t helping me write that book. Every page counts and you'll get me straight to the next page. 


 

What The Selection gets you:

Membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
Amethysts - The Cool Gears
$60 or more per month

Undoubtedly, the engines to make my ideas rev up a notch. When is too much gratitude too much gratitude? I'm grateful in any case. 


 

What The Cool Gear gets you:

Amethyst membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book
Brass - The Quiet Smarties
$70 or more per month

You are the brains to my blood pumping fingers. Not a word would be created without your touch.


 

What The Quiet Smarties gets you:

Brass membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A signed or custom poem 
  • Special entry on your behalf
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Bronze - The Heroes
$80 or more per month

I have no words to express my gratitude. To you, there are no hurdles, no mountains you wouldn´ ´t cross to help me write another page. How are you so cute and fabulous?


 

What The Heroes gets you:

Bronze membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a book 
  • Special for custom poetry
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Silver - The Reliables
$90 or more per month

I could never count on anybody to help me create more than you do. Such wonderful donations keep me going everyday. Just no others I can depend on more.


 

What The Reliables gets you:

Silver membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a book 
  • Special request for web entry topic
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Gold - The Top Rung
$100 or more per month

The very top of the ladder to my creative heart! What would I do without you? You are the supportive genius to my dreamy soul. Your donation makes most of my work possible and someday, I´ll dedicate a book to your name, or push for the wing of a library to be called after you, at the very least. 


What Top Rung gets you:

Gold membership to the Hazelnutters club with

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a book 
  • Special request for web entry or custom poetry
  • An opportunities for a signed copy of a published book 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Option in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes
Diamonds - The Leaders
$500 or more per month

Like an indestructible rock, you keep my ground solid and sturdy with your support. Shining your amazing self into my existence, making it possible to create wonderful content that will keep sparkling for years and years.


  What The Leaders gets you:

Diamond membership to the Hazelnutters club with...

  • A first copy, signed issue when I publish a printed book 
  • Special request for monthly web entry in any of the sections of my website or custom personalized poetry 
  • A web interview and special access for top members 
  • Mention on my social media and sites, including your company information when applicable and if desired, and link to your website or requested media site
  • Inclusion (first opt) in future projects as a possible investor  
  • Unique opportunities for early previews and other prizes