Lyric A.G. Esparza is creating freelance, fiction, memoir & essay.
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ABOUT ME

I’m a twenty something writer living in Seattle. I grew up in a traumatic, abusive environment and was rescued by my adoptive parents at the age of seventeen (you can read more on that in an article on Narratively here). As a child, I was a victim of sexual, emotional and physical abuse. The trauma I experienced resulted in PTSD, depression, an anxiety disorder, and a lifetime battle with various addictions.


WHAT I'M WORKING ON

  • This Probably Shouldn’t Be Funny: A Struggle
    • When sex & love addiction tore my life apart in my last semester of college, I had no idea my destructive behavior was caused by unaddressed childhood sexual abuse. After dropping out of college and leaving my job, I went to an interesting rehab where I met a woman who made me laugh. When I left the program before completing it, I fell into depression and was diagnosed with PTSD. This memoir details the life of a recovering addict, child sex abuse survivor, and two women with a very dark sense of humor.
  • Short Story Anthology. A few highlights:
    • A white woman adopts a black boy with a traumatic past and mental illness.
    • A Native American woman, whose husband was falsely sentenced to prison, is driven mad and attempts suicide.
    • A “sexually impure” Christian woman attempts to reconcile her guilt and perceived condemnation with her faith.
  • Freelance Writing & Blogging
    • I have a blog where I post pieces I don’t desire to publish elsewhere, some political stuff, and general updates.
    • I’ve been published in various publications a few times and am regularly submitting completed work to lit journals, contests, and online publications.
    • I freelance for a publication sponsored by NBC & Comcast that covers news, tech and culture in Seattle.

GOALS
  • Writing as a significant source of my income.
  • Publish This Probably Shouldn’t Be Funny within two years.
  • Create short films with creatives in Seattle.
  • Improve and sell screenwriting.

HOW YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT HELPS

  • Equipment. I am in desperate need of an updated computer, printer, ink, and more. Even things like Post It notes, pens and white-out add up over time. 
  • Writing as a significant source of income.The more financial backing I have for writing, the more I can focus on what I believe I was meant to do.
  • Continuing Education. I am not seeking an MFA program, but I am quite lucky to live in a city that is so literary minded. There are hundreds of opportunities for me to take classes from well known and accomplished writers that will better my craft here in Seattle.
  • Publishing. I will likely self publish my first novel. The cost of that endeavor (including marketing, print, copyrights, etc) is high.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Spreading meaningful work.  I am committed to creating stories and art that deserves attention because of its positive impact on culture.
  • Rewards! I am currently seeking ideas and feedback on these, but to start:
    • Exclusive blog posts
    • The ability to choose a theme or topic for blog posts
    • Skype/Google Hangout sessions (Q&A’s, and more)
    • Beta reading (give your feedback & suggestions on my novel and other writings)
    • Substantial financial supporters ($50 or more monthly) will receive a signed hard copy of my novel and credit within the publication.
    • Access to unpublished work including poetry, stories and scripts.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
  • Access to unpublished work including poetry, essay and story 
  • Your name and link to your site on the thank you page of my blog
  • Receive a signed copy of my novel (This Probably Shouldn't Be Funny) upon publication, along with YOUR NAME in credit within the book.
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
This donation will go strictly to medical bills incurred while I am receiving treatment for mental illness and trauma. You will also recieve everything else listed in the above one dollar donation reward.
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Editing, revising, or advice for one piece of your writing up to 15 pages
  • Personal phone call or interview with me
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
Decide the topic of a blog post +

Beta reading:
  • Exclusive looks at first drafts
  • Suggestions, feedback and comments directly affects content
  • Character name suggestions
Pledge $2.75 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Continued Skype/Google Hangout Sesh Access
Goals
$5 of $5 per month
Publishing, contest and submitting expenses.
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ABOUT ME

I’m a twenty something writer living in Seattle. I grew up in a traumatic, abusive environment and was rescued by my adoptive parents at the age of seventeen (you can read more on that in an article on Narratively here). As a child, I was a victim of sexual, emotional and physical abuse. The trauma I experienced resulted in PTSD, depression, an anxiety disorder, and a lifetime battle with various addictions.


WHAT I'M WORKING ON

  • This Probably Shouldn’t Be Funny: A Struggle
    • When sex & love addiction tore my life apart in my last semester of college, I had no idea my destructive behavior was caused by unaddressed childhood sexual abuse. After dropping out of college and leaving my job, I went to an interesting rehab where I met a woman who made me laugh. When I left the program before completing it, I fell into depression and was diagnosed with PTSD. This memoir details the life of a recovering addict, child sex abuse survivor, and two women with a very dark sense of humor.
  • Short Story Anthology. A few highlights:
    • A white woman adopts a black boy with a traumatic past and mental illness.
    • A Native American woman, whose husband was falsely sentenced to prison, is driven mad and attempts suicide.
    • A “sexually impure” Christian woman attempts to reconcile her guilt and perceived condemnation with her faith.
  • Freelance Writing & Blogging
    • I have a blog where I post pieces I don’t desire to publish elsewhere, some political stuff, and general updates.
    • I’ve been published in various publications a few times and am regularly submitting completed work to lit journals, contests, and online publications.
    • I freelance for a publication sponsored by NBC & Comcast that covers news, tech and culture in Seattle.

GOALS
  • Writing as a significant source of my income.
  • Publish This Probably Shouldn’t Be Funny within two years.
  • Create short films with creatives in Seattle.
  • Improve and sell screenwriting.

HOW YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT HELPS

  • Equipment. I am in desperate need of an updated computer, printer, ink, and more. Even things like Post It notes, pens and white-out add up over time. 
  • Writing as a significant source of income.The more financial backing I have for writing, the more I can focus on what I believe I was meant to do.
  • Continuing Education. I am not seeking an MFA program, but I am quite lucky to live in a city that is so literary minded. There are hundreds of opportunities for me to take classes from well known and accomplished writers that will better my craft here in Seattle.
  • Publishing. I will likely self publish my first novel. The cost of that endeavor (including marketing, print, copyrights, etc) is high.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Spreading meaningful work.  I am committed to creating stories and art that deserves attention because of its positive impact on culture.
  • Rewards! I am currently seeking ideas and feedback on these, but to start:
    • Exclusive blog posts
    • The ability to choose a theme or topic for blog posts
    • Skype/Google Hangout sessions (Q&A’s, and more)
    • Beta reading (give your feedback & suggestions on my novel and other writings)
    • Substantial financial supporters ($50 or more monthly) will receive a signed hard copy of my novel and credit within the publication.
    • Access to unpublished work including poetry, stories and scripts.

Recent posts by Lyric A.G. Esparza

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
  • Access to unpublished work including poetry, essay and story 
  • Your name and link to your site on the thank you page of my blog
  • Receive a signed copy of my novel (This Probably Shouldn't Be Funny) upon publication, along with YOUR NAME in credit within the book.
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
This donation will go strictly to medical bills incurred while I am receiving treatment for mental illness and trauma. You will also recieve everything else listed in the above one dollar donation reward.
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Editing, revising, or advice for one piece of your writing up to 15 pages
  • Personal phone call or interview with me
Pledge $2.50 or more per month
1 of 10 patrons
Decide the topic of a blog post +

Beta reading:
  • Exclusive looks at first drafts
  • Suggestions, feedback and comments directly affects content
  • Character name suggestions
Pledge $2.75 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Continued Skype/Google Hangout Sesh Access