Jef Rouner is creating Short Stories and Blogs
19
patrons
$142
per month
Hi,

This is Jef Rouner. They used to call me Jef With One F, and I am a freelance blogger and author of short stories. If you’re watching this it’s probably because you’ve come across my work at some point.

I wrote a pretty famous piece about the difference between fact and opinion that was internationally viral, lauded by a scientist who was decorated with a presidential medal, and is now taught as part of several college courses.

Or you may know me from my examination of Heath Ledger’s Joker as the hero of The Dark Knight. Or from my many, many, MANY articles about Doctor Who. Or from my feminist writings against dress code shaming, online harassment, representations in media, and so on.

These works are things I am super proud of… but if you want to make a living as a writer then you have to make a lot of them. Sometimes a truly mind-numbing amount just to keep the lights on. It leaves little time for quality when you’re constantly worried about quantity, and nearly all of my best pieces were written in the quiet space following some sort of small financial windfall that allowed that quiet.

I am also a fiction writer, mostly of horror short stories. The majority of these appear in my ongoing series, The Rook Circle. Subjects range from vampires to drive-thru churches to the Krampus. Though they tend to be scary, the stories have found a remarkable amount of near-universal praise on Amazon, partially because they tend to deal with the same social justice themes I champion in my blogging.

Finding time to write fiction instead of blogs as well as marketing is the most daunting obstacle I currently have as an author. With monthly donations providing a small cushion it’s something I can more easily pull off.

This is not asking something for free. Each patron will receive free eBooks of everything I ever publish, no matter how small. In addition, patrons will get sneak peaks at new stories as I finish them. I am also offering secret second editions of my popular short Word of the Day series. That's two humorous, bizarre short tales in your inbox every day!

For the last seven years I have been working hard to build myself as a writer, and in doing so hopefully bring a voice for change and a bit of whimsy into the world. With your help, I can continue to do so.

Tiers
Grackle
$2 or more per month
Like my work enough to throw a couple of bucks in my chapeau but have too many other things going on for a larger monthly donation? This tier is for you. You get short stories as they become available and the bonus Word of the Day Story!
Blackbird
$5 or more per month
You enjoy what I do enough to throw me a monthly Lincoln. It's enough for the Son of Baconator that helps fuel me. Thank you. You get the bonus Word of the Day story and free early access to my larger short stories as they are completed.
Rook
$10 or more per month
Rooks are what feed me body and soul. Thank you for your contribution. Patrons at this level get the secret Word of the Day story, early access to short stories as I finish them, and free signed editions of any print books that come out. Thank you so much for everything!
Hi,

This is Jef Rouner. They used to call me Jef With One F, and I am a freelance blogger and author of short stories. If you’re watching this it’s probably because you’ve come across my work at some point.

I wrote a pretty famous piece about the difference between fact and opinion that was internationally viral, lauded by a scientist who was decorated with a presidential medal, and is now taught as part of several college courses.

Or you may know me from my examination of Heath Ledger’s Joker as the hero of The Dark Knight. Or from my many, many, MANY articles about Doctor Who. Or from my feminist writings against dress code shaming, online harassment, representations in media, and so on.

These works are things I am super proud of… but if you want to make a living as a writer then you have to make a lot of them. Sometimes a truly mind-numbing amount just to keep the lights on. It leaves little time for quality when you’re constantly worried about quantity, and nearly all of my best pieces were written in the quiet space following some sort of small financial windfall that allowed that quiet.

I am also a fiction writer, mostly of horror short stories. The majority of these appear in my ongoing series, The Rook Circle. Subjects range from vampires to drive-thru churches to the Krampus. Though they tend to be scary, the stories have found a remarkable amount of near-universal praise on Amazon, partially because they tend to deal with the same social justice themes I champion in my blogging.

Finding time to write fiction instead of blogs as well as marketing is the most daunting obstacle I currently have as an author. With monthly donations providing a small cushion it’s something I can more easily pull off.

This is not asking something for free. Each patron will receive free eBooks of everything I ever publish, no matter how small. In addition, patrons will get sneak peaks at new stories as I finish them. I am also offering secret second editions of my popular short Word of the Day series. That's two humorous, bizarre short tales in your inbox every day!

For the last seven years I have been working hard to build myself as a writer, and in doing so hopefully bring a voice for change and a bit of whimsy into the world. With your help, I can continue to do so.

Recent posts by Jef Rouner

Tiers
Grackle
$2 or more per month
Like my work enough to throw a couple of bucks in my chapeau but have too many other things going on for a larger monthly donation? This tier is for you. You get short stories as they become available and the bonus Word of the Day Story!
Blackbird
$5 or more per month
You enjoy what I do enough to throw me a monthly Lincoln. It's enough for the Son of Baconator that helps fuel me. Thank you. You get the bonus Word of the Day story and free early access to my larger short stories as they are completed.
Rook
$10 or more per month
Rooks are what feed me body and soul. Thank you for your contribution. Patrons at this level get the secret Word of the Day story, early access to short stories as I finish them, and free signed editions of any print books that come out. Thank you so much for everything!