Liam R.W. Doyle is creating Fiction
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patrons

$0
per completed short story.
Build it -- they will come.
Write it -- someone will read it.
Be intentional about it -- someone will reward you for it. 


(I may have stolen one of the lines up there.)

So here I am, on the raggedy edge of the cloud, so to speak, making my way, plying my trade, putting my shingle out front, slinging metaphors like my pockets are full of 'em!

We believe it normal for anyone who works their Day Job (as I do as well) to "make a living," but we don't give people who create, work in the arts, the ability to make that living unless they Hit It Big! Have that big sale! Get famous!

Why is that? Why have we stopped allowing people who work hard at occupations that have existed since the dawn of human culture -- the so-called arts -- to make a living without having to make The Big Time?

Well, this is where YOU come in, my dear appreciators of hard work in creative fields! Short(er) and sweet: Be a patron of an artist as he's growing his alternate career, striking out and crafting words for enjoyment and maybe some provoking of thought, and know you're participating in a long, honored tradition of giving coin to someone trying to add a little something nice to spruce the world up a bit.

"Yeah, but who are ya?!"
Chances are if you're on this page, you probably already know a little something about me. (If you browse Patreon to find people you don't know to support? You, good person, are a saint!) But, if not, or you want to know more before you allocate some of those coins, check out my website for more information on who I am and my work so far: www.tragic-sans.com.

"Wait, did you say free stories?"
No, but you want some? To see what I do? Go to the Fiction page of my website: tragic-sans.com/stories to find a list of my works and links to where you can buy, or just grab, some of my stories.

Now, as for the what and the how of your patronage:
To earn my keep as a writer to be patronized (. . . uhm, wait . . . yeah, nevermind), in addition to writing novels (working on the one that earns that plural noun) and selling them on places like Amazon, I'm going to work on putting out more short fiction for sale, and you will get those as a patron -- all the finished ones -- before they're sold elsewhere.

"Per story? Not, per month? What are you, a weirdo?"
Well, yes I am, but that's beside the point. I realize a lot of creators here, writers particularly, ask for patronage on a monthly basis. Well, I seriously considered that; but, since my output can be sporadic depending on how in depth my novel work, and life, are, I thought it would actually be fairer to you to pay for what actually gets produced!

It should generally be 1 story a month or so. But if you're afraid I might suddenly burst out with a ton of stories in a month, if you're on a budget, I heavily encourage you to go ahead and set that maximum payout per month option. It's cool! I totally get it. 

But in this way, you will be contributing to actual work and product, regardless of how involved and in depth I am at the moment with my other endeavors.

You get content, product, and I get support!

And most important of all: Thank you!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.


Tiers
INITIATES
$1 or more per completed short story.

Access to the Patron-only stream which will include info and news of upcoming projects and stuff in the works! Oh, and of course, the story that you're paying the patronage for!

SEEEKRIT STORIES
$2 or more per completed short story.

Exclusive flash fiction and shorts based on the Singularity Deferred universe! Future plans to anthologize these are currently unknown, but what is certain for now is that my Patrons will be the first, if not only, people to read them!

SPECIAL ACCESS
$5 or more per completed short story.

Previous rewards, plus: early access to completed stories before they're published elsewhere, see chapter or segment drafts of fiction as they're completed! May include (will include) "deleted scenes" and material that won't make it into the final drafts.

E-STUFF! ALL THE Es!
$10 or more per completed short story.

The previous rewards, plus, professionally formatted e-versions of everything published so far!
And you'll also be thanked by name in my published novels.

INK ON THE FINGERS!
$25 or more per completed short story.

Get a limited, signed chapbook of all the released short stories from the entire year! (Plus previous rewards.)
And special thanked by name in the novels and chapbooks.

Goals
$0 of $700 per completed short story.
At this goal, I am seeing that my efforts, my work and toil, is viable and has an audience!
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Build it -- they will come.
Write it -- someone will read it.
Be intentional about it -- someone will reward you for it. 


(I may have stolen one of the lines up there.)

So here I am, on the raggedy edge of the cloud, so to speak, making my way, plying my trade, putting my shingle out front, slinging metaphors like my pockets are full of 'em!

We believe it normal for anyone who works their Day Job (as I do as well) to "make a living," but we don't give people who create, work in the arts, the ability to make that living unless they Hit It Big! Have that big sale! Get famous!

Why is that? Why have we stopped allowing people who work hard at occupations that have existed since the dawn of human culture -- the so-called arts -- to make a living without having to make The Big Time?

Well, this is where YOU come in, my dear appreciators of hard work in creative fields! Short(er) and sweet: Be a patron of an artist as he's growing his alternate career, striking out and crafting words for enjoyment and maybe some provoking of thought, and know you're participating in a long, honored tradition of giving coin to someone trying to add a little something nice to spruce the world up a bit.

"Yeah, but who are ya?!"
Chances are if you're on this page, you probably already know a little something about me. (If you browse Patreon to find people you don't know to support? You, good person, are a saint!) But, if not, or you want to know more before you allocate some of those coins, check out my website for more information on who I am and my work so far: www.tragic-sans.com.

"Wait, did you say free stories?"
No, but you want some? To see what I do? Go to the Fiction page of my website: tragic-sans.com/stories to find a list of my works and links to where you can buy, or just grab, some of my stories.

Now, as for the what and the how of your patronage:
To earn my keep as a writer to be patronized (. . . uhm, wait . . . yeah, nevermind), in addition to writing novels (working on the one that earns that plural noun) and selling them on places like Amazon, I'm going to work on putting out more short fiction for sale, and you will get those as a patron -- all the finished ones -- before they're sold elsewhere.

"Per story? Not, per month? What are you, a weirdo?"
Well, yes I am, but that's beside the point. I realize a lot of creators here, writers particularly, ask for patronage on a monthly basis. Well, I seriously considered that; but, since my output can be sporadic depending on how in depth my novel work, and life, are, I thought it would actually be fairer to you to pay for what actually gets produced!

It should generally be 1 story a month or so. But if you're afraid I might suddenly burst out with a ton of stories in a month, if you're on a budget, I heavily encourage you to go ahead and set that maximum payout per month option. It's cool! I totally get it. 

But in this way, you will be contributing to actual work and product, regardless of how involved and in depth I am at the moment with my other endeavors.

You get content, product, and I get support!

And most important of all: Thank you!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.


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Tiers
INITIATES
$1 or more per completed short story.

Access to the Patron-only stream which will include info and news of upcoming projects and stuff in the works! Oh, and of course, the story that you're paying the patronage for!

SEEEKRIT STORIES
$2 or more per completed short story.

Exclusive flash fiction and shorts based on the Singularity Deferred universe! Future plans to anthologize these are currently unknown, but what is certain for now is that my Patrons will be the first, if not only, people to read them!

SPECIAL ACCESS
$5 or more per completed short story.

Previous rewards, plus: early access to completed stories before they're published elsewhere, see chapter or segment drafts of fiction as they're completed! May include (will include) "deleted scenes" and material that won't make it into the final drafts.

E-STUFF! ALL THE Es!
$10 or more per completed short story.

The previous rewards, plus, professionally formatted e-versions of everything published so far!
And you'll also be thanked by name in my published novels.

INK ON THE FINGERS!
$25 or more per completed short story.

Get a limited, signed chapbook of all the released short stories from the entire year! (Plus previous rewards.)
And special thanked by name in the novels and chapbooks.