Mary Robinette Kowal

is creating fiction, puppets, letters and stuff.

350

patrons

$2,560

per month
I'm a writer, puppeteer, and audiobook narrator. My goal in each of these careers has been to hit the point where I could turn down the gigs I don't want to do. As funny as it is to talk about narrating books where I have to say, in earnest, "She released his love snake from its denim prison" these aren't things I really want to be doing. But this is how I make my living so... I take the gigs. (Although for those I use a pseudonym that not even my husband knows.)

There are a ton of projects that I want to do that are labors of love. The Month of Letters Challenge. Ask a Puppet. Regency dresses. Teaching. Heck. Even the things I get paid to do I'd like more time to do instead of having to pile deadlines on top of each other.

So, if you are interested in fiction, or puppets, or letters, or any of the other random things I do you can help me turn down the gigs I don't want to do.

What's cool about Patreon is that it's on-going support. So if you think, "I could afford $12 to help out," then you select the $1 per month pledge and that means that the $12 gets spread out over a year. And you don't have to think about it and I know exactly how much money I have to budget for side projects.

Here are some of the things I want to do in the future:
  1. Create a puppet webisode.
  2. Run free writing workshops for early career and marginalized writers
  3. Radio plays!
So, can you help out?
Tiers
Oo!
$1 or more per month
Thank you! Having your support is amazing and I will sing your praises-- just not where anyone can hear. Maybe in the shower... How about a short story instead?
The Backstage door
$3 or more per month
Thank you! Plus you get Patron-only content like stuff about writing, or in-process shots of whatever I'm building. Oh, and the occasional serialized novel.
Monthly Q&A + writing date
$10 or more per month

Join me for monthly online Q&A followed by a writing date. 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm Central, I'll open a teleconference room & answer your questions. After about a half hour, we'll switch to a co-working date and you can write, crochet, or paint in the company of others. 

Livestream Writing Class
$25 or more per month only 52 left
Join me for a monthly livestream class where we'll pick an aspect of writing and dive into it.
  • Monthly livestream for $25+ patrons only
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$2,560 of $3,000 per month
I want to take flying lessons, because I keep putting pilots into my stories. While I believe that research can accomplish a lot, there are unique sensory details that first-hand experience offers. Also... flying. 
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I'm a writer, puppeteer, and audiobook narrator. My goal in each of these careers has been to hit the point where I could turn down the gigs I don't want to do. As funny as it is to talk about narrating books where I have to say, in earnest, "She released his love snake from its denim prison" these aren't things I really want to be doing. But this is how I make my living so... I take the gigs. (Although for those I use a pseudonym that not even my husband knows.)

There are a ton of projects that I want to do that are labors of love. The Month of Letters Challenge. Ask a Puppet. Regency dresses. Teaching. Heck. Even the things I get paid to do I'd like more time to do instead of having to pile deadlines on top of each other.

So, if you are interested in fiction, or puppets, or letters, or any of the other random things I do you can help me turn down the gigs I don't want to do.

What's cool about Patreon is that it's on-going support. So if you think, "I could afford $12 to help out," then you select the $1 per month pledge and that means that the $12 gets spread out over a year. And you don't have to think about it and I know exactly how much money I have to budget for side projects.

Here are some of the things I want to do in the future:
  1. Create a puppet webisode.
  2. Run free writing workshops for early career and marginalized writers
  3. Radio plays!
So, can you help out?

Recent posts by Mary Robinette Kowal

Tiers
Oo!
$1 or more per month
Thank you! Having your support is amazing and I will sing your praises-- just not where anyone can hear. Maybe in the shower... How about a short story instead?
The Backstage door
$3 or more per month
Thank you! Plus you get Patron-only content like stuff about writing, or in-process shots of whatever I'm building. Oh, and the occasional serialized novel.
Monthly Q&A + writing date
$10 or more per month

Join me for monthly online Q&A followed by a writing date. 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm Central, I'll open a teleconference room & answer your questions. After about a half hour, we'll switch to a co-working date and you can write, crochet, or paint in the company of others. 

Livestream Writing Class
$25 or more per month only 52 left
Join me for a monthly livestream class where we'll pick an aspect of writing and dive into it.
  • Monthly livestream for $25+ patrons only
  • Plus all previous rewards