Oliver Kaufmanis creating Fiction, Self-help Articles, Music, and Art
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Message me up to once per month with any writing, self-help, or inner problem or question you'd like to share with me and I'll do my best to give you quality feedback to help you find answers and solutions that work for you
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Be glad to talk with you for up to an hour a month, with regard to any of the following in particular: writing advice or help, help with things going on in your life, or self-help and inner-awareness techniques
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A free signed copy of any new book that comes out, before it's available to anyone else, and also a personalized postcard thanking you for your generosity
About Oliver Kaufman
There are a lot of things that I like to create, and endeavors I'm pursuing that are interesting to me. I'd like to be able to share my creations and experiences with everyone I can. To help with that, I've created this Patreon page, so anyone can help support me in living a creative life - one where I can contribute what I can from my pursuits to the wider world.
Every bit of support you give will go towards me being able to more freely pursue the things I find personally fulfilling, and to share the content I create, as part of that journey, with a wider and wider audience. And, with you!
So what kind of content can you look forward to? Well, the main interests I have, and the work that I do with them, are listed below:
I spend a lot of time reflecting on my own inner world – the world of thoughts, emotions, feelings, decisions, and more. Within this place, I can find dilemmas, buried dreams of mine, vulnerable sides of myself, wise teachings and more.
This pursuit has helped me with so many things in my life. It's given me perspective on my problems, shown me ways forward when I was completely lost, shown me gifts of self-kindness, self-acceptance, trust, peace, relaxation, and appreciation - just to name a few of them. Given the impact it's had, I wanted to share the things I've learned and the techniques I've found to be effective, which I do on my website, The World Within.
That said, I mostly focus on major topics on the website, but I'm constantly investigating new topics in my personal work. I plan to share bits and pieces from that work with patrons on here, as I find them.
I have two major areas that I work on for fiction: one are my short stories, the other is the continuation of my fantasy epic, Delucion.
For short stories, I often write them as a way of working through complex or plaguing feelings, by putting those feelings into the story, and seeing how they work out as the story changes, along with the feelings. These stories often touch on common human experiences, so I often enjoy sharing them with others. I recently put together 18 of my stories in a collection, entitled The Windless Echo. It's available via that link, but also as a reward for anyone who donates $10 or more a month.
Delucion follows the story of a young man named Delucion as he seeks to uncover the truths of the world that exists beyond the boundaries of what he was told to be real. The town of Falborough, bounded by seemingly endless mountains and seas, thrives within the belief that there is nothing else in the world aside from what they know. But, Delucion has always felt there must be more, and feels the calling to find out for himself. This story is an account of his journey, as he travels into the heart of the unknown.
I am still writing this story, and it's written in such a way that there is no known conclusion. The happenings of the story unfold spontaneously, just like in real life. I want to share this story as I go, but it takes editing and time. I plan to publish it in some format soon, but for now, the first seven chapters are available at delucion.com. I'll also be making content that I'll share on Patreon only, such as chapter previews, character interviews, drawings, and more. You can have access to all that, here.
I enjoy expressing myself in music sometimes, with piano and singing being the main ways. I usually express to work through feelings, but this also brings a sense of joy and peace to me.
Periodically, I make videos to go along with my piano music, which you can find here on my YouTube channel. I may also may do the same for my singing in the future.
Sometimes, I dabble in art as well – both abstract and character drawings. Most of my character drawings right now have to do with my inner world, which you can check out here. You can check out my abstract art here.
Thanks for considering giving your support, and I hope you enjoy my content, and that you find it to be enriching, enlightening, insightful, or helpful in some way.
All the best,
Oliver : )