Rachael Herron

Rachael Herron

is creating Essays on the Creative Life

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patrons
I'm Rachael Herron, the bestselling author of more than twenty books which include mainstream novels, lighter feminist romances, memoir, and nonfiction. 

I mostly write novels, but creative non-fiction has my heart. Essays. You know, those truth-telling real-life pieces of writing that inspire you to do more, to be more.

A creative life takes as much crafting as the things we actually make. And essays about this life take time to write.
Real time. Thoughtful time. And time is money. 

So right here, right now, I'm putting out this patron jar. 

I'm asking for your support. This is old-school patronage at its best. You are literally making it possible for me to create more. You just pick a tip jar amount, and I'll reward you for your support with an essay.

TO BE CLEAR: Every time I write and send out an essay, you get charged the amount you pledge. Pledge one dollar and after five essays, you'll have spent $5. It is not per month, just whenever I provide work (though I try to do them monthly). 

If you go up the scale of patronage, you get extras. I'll send you texts! You'll get signed books! Private FB Live videos! Depending on the level of support you choose, I could even be your personal creativity coach! 

If you become my patron, you're helping me, as a writer, directly. You're supporting me in making something that will hopefully inspire you to become more creative in your own life.

Thank you so much.
xo,
Rachael
Tiers
Bee's Knees
$1 or more per essay
PATRON: You're awesome. 
  • Receive a digital version of each essay as soon as it's released. 
  • Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments of the 12-essay collection(s). 
Ace!
$3 or more per essay
ACE: You're so cool! 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • TEXTS FROM ME, kicking your butt into being creative, right to your phone, 3-5 times a week (safely, through a service which won't share your phone number with anyone, even me)
Star!
$5 or more per essay
STAR: You're the best! 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • You'll get exclusive access to a question & answer video that I film in response to reader questions about process, the creative life, or the essay they've just received. 
Superstar!
$10 or more per essay
SUPERSTAR: You, like, seriously the BEST! 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • You'll also get a digital e-version of the complete 12-essay collection(s) when complete, with your name in bold in the acknowledgements! 
Rockstar God
$25 or more per essay
ROCKSTAR GOD: You just made me cry. 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • A physical signed copy of the 12-essay collection(s) when complete, mailed right to you. 
Champion
$50 or more per essay
CHAMPION: Now I'm laughing and crying, you're so amazing. 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • You'll receive a signed copy of EVERY SINGLE NEW BOOK I release. Doesn't matter what publisher I'm with, I'll purchase them myself, sign them, and mail them to you, sealed with a heartfelt kiss. 
Luminary
$100 or more per essay

LUMINARY: You are my hero. Period.

  • All the above rewards plus:
  • CREATIVITY COACHING. 30-45 minutes of one-on-one time with me, once a month, over Skype. We'll discuss the particulars of your project, addressing your personal stumbling blocks and celebrating your amazing successes! You'll get a recording of each chat, too, so you can take the action steps you want to take! (Writers, I can read/comment on up to 1500 words of your current project, with the time capped at 30 minutes.) 
Goals
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Copyediting is both necessary and expensive. At this level, I'll be able to hire a copyeditor for each essay, guaranteeing a more polished, professional result.
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I'm Rachael Herron, the bestselling author of more than twenty books which include mainstream novels, lighter feminist romances, memoir, and nonfiction. 

I mostly write novels, but creative non-fiction has my heart. Essays. You know, those truth-telling real-life pieces of writing that inspire you to do more, to be more.

A creative life takes as much crafting as the things we actually make. And essays about this life take time to write.
Real time. Thoughtful time. And time is money. 

So right here, right now, I'm putting out this patron jar. 

I'm asking for your support. This is old-school patronage at its best. You are literally making it possible for me to create more. You just pick a tip jar amount, and I'll reward you for your support with an essay.

TO BE CLEAR: Every time I write and send out an essay, you get charged the amount you pledge. Pledge one dollar and after five essays, you'll have spent $5. It is not per month, just whenever I provide work (though I try to do them monthly). 

If you go up the scale of patronage, you get extras. I'll send you texts! You'll get signed books! Private FB Live videos! Depending on the level of support you choose, I could even be your personal creativity coach! 

If you become my patron, you're helping me, as a writer, directly. You're supporting me in making something that will hopefully inspire you to become more creative in your own life.

Thank you so much.
xo,
Rachael

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Tiers
Bee's Knees
$1 or more per essay
PATRON: You're awesome. 
  • Receive a digital version of each essay as soon as it's released. 
  • Your name will be listed in the acknowledgments of the 12-essay collection(s). 
Ace!
$3 or more per essay
ACE: You're so cool! 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • TEXTS FROM ME, kicking your butt into being creative, right to your phone, 3-5 times a week (safely, through a service which won't share your phone number with anyone, even me)
Star!
$5 or more per essay
STAR: You're the best! 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • You'll get exclusive access to a question & answer video that I film in response to reader questions about process, the creative life, or the essay they've just received. 
Superstar!
$10 or more per essay
SUPERSTAR: You, like, seriously the BEST! 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • You'll also get a digital e-version of the complete 12-essay collection(s) when complete, with your name in bold in the acknowledgements! 
Rockstar God
$25 or more per essay
ROCKSTAR GOD: You just made me cry. 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • A physical signed copy of the 12-essay collection(s) when complete, mailed right to you. 
Champion
$50 or more per essay
CHAMPION: Now I'm laughing and crying, you're so amazing. 
  • All the above rewards plus:
  • You'll receive a signed copy of EVERY SINGLE NEW BOOK I release. Doesn't matter what publisher I'm with, I'll purchase them myself, sign them, and mail them to you, sealed with a heartfelt kiss. 
Luminary
$100 or more per essay

LUMINARY: You are my hero. Period.

  • All the above rewards plus:
  • CREATIVITY COACHING. 30-45 minutes of one-on-one time with me, once a month, over Skype. We'll discuss the particulars of your project, addressing your personal stumbling blocks and celebrating your amazing successes! You'll get a recording of each chat, too, so you can take the action steps you want to take! (Writers, I can read/comment on up to 1500 words of your current project, with the time capped at 30 minutes.)