Eryl Gasper-Dick

is creating short stories, essays, poems, and creative writing exercises.
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First Drafts
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You'll get access to a patrons-only page where you can read or download the first draft (typos and all) of a short story every month!

The Whole Story
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You'll get access to the Patron only page as above, and all the drafts of a story, including the final one, i.e. the finished, polished to within an inch of its life, story. 

Behind the Scenes at the Story
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You will get access to the patron only page that includes a finished story, and all its drafts, each month. And, my writing diary entries on that story.




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About Eryl Gasper-Dick

Hello Reader,

My name is Eryl Gasper-Dick, and I am an artist and writer living in southwest Scotland. I freelance as a Literature Ambassador (for Wigtown Festival Co. who run the Scottish Book Town); as a creative writing teacher (soon to be teaching two workshops at the brand new Scottish Centre for Children's Literature, Peter Pan Moat Brae); and a content provider, populating people's websites and marketing materials with perfectly honed, clear sentences. When I'm not gadding about supporting writers, lit events, businesses, and students I write fiction, non-fiction, and the odd poem.

I've decided to try Patreon because writing content for businesses is seriously impinging on my 'real' writing – fiction, essays and poetry – so I'd like to give it up and focus on perfecting my art. But I need to pay the bills, like everyone else, and Patreon seems like a way to do that by making art rather than copy pay. Time will tell.

If you become a patron, depending on the 'tier' you select, you will be given access to such things as early drafts, my writing diary (full of the decisions I need to make every day), writing exercises to help you with your own writing, and finished stories. Higher level patrons will also get a Story of the Month, and the really top level patrons will, get free ebooks of stories, poems, and/or essays, depending on what gets finished, at least once a year. The highest level patrons will receive, in the mail, a signed chapbook containing the best of my work over the course of the year if they are still subscribing at that time.

Thank you so much for reading this far, I do hope we can form a delightful reader/writer relationship.

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When I reach $1000 a month I'll be able to travel to research my novel which is currently lying quietly in a drawer waiting for me to finish it. I'll be able to give up copy/content writing for businesses, go and spend some time on a remote Scottish island, and get the book ready for print. 
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