Paul Challis

is creating Fantasy and Fiction

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patrons
Who is this creator?
Hey! My name is Paul Challis, and I'll be your narrator for the next few minutes. This is my first time here, so be gentle with me. I'm a software developer by trade and an author by night (well, whenever I can write really). I live in the UK and have one novel published, which you can buy on Amazon, Google Books and a few other places as well (Hint: Become a patron and get a copy at different subscription levels). I've taken part in NaNoWriMo for the last couple of years and have two "in progress" manuscripts from that competition ready for some TLC.

What do I want to achieve?
I'd love to be able to reduce my hours at work over time so that I can focus some daylight hours on writing. Sometimes with a family and having to adult, it's hard to find the time to put pen to paper. 

What are my current projects?
I have a manuscript that is near completion (as of April 2019) that romps through an alternate 1980's England in a Jasper Fforde-esc world of confectionary and corruption. I've just received some Beta feedback, so I am working on a 3rd edit, but it's looking great at the moment! I also have two other manuscripts that are at different stages of development, both magical fantasies that are loosely tied in together in the same universe. 
There is also a sequel in the works for Benjamin Sorrow, so I'm looking forward to sharing those with my patrons as they develop.

Aren't you also on YouTube?
Why, yes, I am! I have a channel here that I've been adding some content to over the last ten years or so, more so in the last two years. These are mostly build videos for projects I've undertaken, and I'll continue to do this as and when an idea comes to me. As anyone who makes YouTube content will know, it takes three times as long to make anything, when you have to light, film and edit, so I may also start adding some videos about my writing too.

The future?
This depends greatly on you guys. Your support for creators like myself is what drives us to create great things. You can see the content creators that I support from my profile and these are varied. Even if my Patreon doesn't float your ice cream sundae (a reference to my WIP), then I'd encourage you to search out other creators that do. Your support for any of us means the world.

Thank you
Even if you don't patronize me (haha), thank you for taking the time to read my shpiel and even consider it. If you do want to throw some money at me, please take a look at the different levels available. These may change over time, so if nothing interests you, please contact me and let me know what might?

Paul
Tiers
Level 1
$1 or more per month
Thank you! Just this small amount lets me offer you my sincerest thanks for supporting an author ... that's me by the way. I'll also put a shout out to you on Twitter for being awesome.
Level 2
$3 or more per month

You are amazing! I'll put a shout out on my Twitter and Instagram to thank you for your support. You'll also get access to short stories that I post here on Patreon.  Want an eBook of my first novel, Benjamin Sorrow: One for Sorrow? It's yours ... free! 

Level 4
$5 or more per month

Wow! Thank you so much! In addition to Level 2 rewards. I'll share something from the novel or manuscript I'm currently working on. This might be a chapter to wet your whistle for things to come, or something I'd value your feedback on. I'll send you any eBooks that I publish during your patronage.

Level 8
$25 or more per month

You rock! I'll write a short story (~500 words) in your first month's patronage, based on the Writers Toolbox (a gift I received a few Christmas' back). You will find the story in your Patreon feed and it could be about ANYTHING! I'll write you one each year of your Patreon support.

Level AWESOME
$50 or more per month

Holy cow! For this generous amount from your own pocket (I'm assuming it's your pocket?) I will send you ONE signed copy of my first novel, Benjamin Sorrow: One for Sorrow and any published works during your patronage! I'll also throw in the Level 2, 4 & 8 (but ~1000 words) rewards above.

Level HERO
$100 or more per month

OMG (that's what the kids say, right?) For this, I will add your name in a special thank you page in my next novel. I'll also book bind a version (would be unique), signed, especially for you and post it to you! Includes all the above levels!

Level OFF THE CHARTS
$1,000 or more per month

One can dream, can't they? If you support at this level, all the above is yours and we'll talk!

Goals
2% complete
More time to write! If my amazing Patreon crew support me in my writing to this amount per month, then I will be able to work one day less a week in my day job to write more for everyone! 
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Who is this creator?
Hey! My name is Paul Challis, and I'll be your narrator for the next few minutes. This is my first time here, so be gentle with me. I'm a software developer by trade and an author by night (well, whenever I can write really). I live in the UK and have one novel published, which you can buy on Amazon, Google Books and a few other places as well (Hint: Become a patron and get a copy at different subscription levels). I've taken part in NaNoWriMo for the last couple of years and have two "in progress" manuscripts from that competition ready for some TLC.

What do I want to achieve?
I'd love to be able to reduce my hours at work over time so that I can focus some daylight hours on writing. Sometimes with a family and having to adult, it's hard to find the time to put pen to paper. 

What are my current projects?
I have a manuscript that is near completion (as of April 2019) that romps through an alternate 1980's England in a Jasper Fforde-esc world of confectionary and corruption. I've just received some Beta feedback, so I am working on a 3rd edit, but it's looking great at the moment! I also have two other manuscripts that are at different stages of development, both magical fantasies that are loosely tied in together in the same universe. 
There is also a sequel in the works for Benjamin Sorrow, so I'm looking forward to sharing those with my patrons as they develop.

Aren't you also on YouTube?
Why, yes, I am! I have a channel here that I've been adding some content to over the last ten years or so, more so in the last two years. These are mostly build videos for projects I've undertaken, and I'll continue to do this as and when an idea comes to me. As anyone who makes YouTube content will know, it takes three times as long to make anything, when you have to light, film and edit, so I may also start adding some videos about my writing too.

The future?
This depends greatly on you guys. Your support for creators like myself is what drives us to create great things. You can see the content creators that I support from my profile and these are varied. Even if my Patreon doesn't float your ice cream sundae (a reference to my WIP), then I'd encourage you to search out other creators that do. Your support for any of us means the world.

Thank you
Even if you don't patronize me (haha), thank you for taking the time to read my shpiel and even consider it. If you do want to throw some money at me, please take a look at the different levels available. These may change over time, so if nothing interests you, please contact me and let me know what might?

Paul

Recent posts by Paul Challis

Tiers
Level 1
$1 or more per month
Thank you! Just this small amount lets me offer you my sincerest thanks for supporting an author ... that's me by the way. I'll also put a shout out to you on Twitter for being awesome.
Level 2
$3 or more per month

You are amazing! I'll put a shout out on my Twitter and Instagram to thank you for your support. You'll also get access to short stories that I post here on Patreon.  Want an eBook of my first novel, Benjamin Sorrow: One for Sorrow? It's yours ... free! 

Level 4
$5 or more per month

Wow! Thank you so much! In addition to Level 2 rewards. I'll share something from the novel or manuscript I'm currently working on. This might be a chapter to wet your whistle for things to come, or something I'd value your feedback on. I'll send you any eBooks that I publish during your patronage.

Level 8
$25 or more per month

You rock! I'll write a short story (~500 words) in your first month's patronage, based on the Writers Toolbox (a gift I received a few Christmas' back). You will find the story in your Patreon feed and it could be about ANYTHING! I'll write you one each year of your Patreon support.

Level AWESOME
$50 or more per month

Holy cow! For this generous amount from your own pocket (I'm assuming it's your pocket?) I will send you ONE signed copy of my first novel, Benjamin Sorrow: One for Sorrow and any published works during your patronage! I'll also throw in the Level 2, 4 & 8 (but ~1000 words) rewards above.

Level HERO
$100 or more per month

OMG (that's what the kids say, right?) For this, I will add your name in a special thank you page in my next novel. I'll also book bind a version (would be unique), signed, especially for you and post it to you! Includes all the above levels!

Level OFF THE CHARTS
$1,000 or more per month

One can dream, can't they? If you support at this level, all the above is yours and we'll talk!