Sharon Lynn Fisher

Sharon Lynn Fisher

is creating sci-fi/fantasy romance

7

patrons

$21

per creation
My name is Sharon Lynn Fisher and I like to mash up genres.

Before I tell you more about myself and my Patreon project, I want to say THANK YOU for taking an interest in my work. If you're already a fan, geez, come on over here for a YUGE virtual hug, because everything I do here I do for YOU.  

I'm a 4-time traditionally published author who writes ... stuff that's a little hard to categorize. Is it sci-fi/fantasy? Yes! Is it romance? Yes! In fact my work has been nominated for 3 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart Awards and an RWA RITA Award (the romance industry's most prestigious competition). In short, I write the kind of stuff that I love to read myself. Stories that immerse the reader in another world while offering a vicarious falling-in-love experience. 

It ain't an easy road. Traditional publishers don't always know what to do with my brand of genre fiction, though I've been fortunate enough to be published by both Tor/Macmillan and Penguin Random House.

So why Patreon?
In part, because supporting yourself by writing fiction is HIGH ON THE LIST OF MOST IMPOSSIBLE THINGS. I've read that some authors eventually make enough money to write full-time by using Patreon, and that sounds pretty good to me. But also, I am fiendishly curious about what stories of mine readers like best, and why. I REALLY like the idea of communicating with readers who enjoy my work and finding out what they want more of. (There will be polls!)

How does it work?
First you choose a "patron" level—check them out in the sidebar on the right. All payments are tied to publication of short stories ("per creation"), and all patron levels come with perks! 

If you want to make sure you don't go over a specific amount of money per month, you can set that limit when you sign up. With that said, at this time I can't imagine publishing more than one story a month. (My goal is every 2-3.)

In the left-hand column of this page, you'll see one or more "goals." That's where I'll post what level of early commitment I need to begin working on a new project. Remember, you are charged nothing until stories are actually made available. 

I'm looking forward to getting to know you, and to transforming this writing thing into something sustainable! And hey, thank you for reading my stuff.
Tiers
Tier 1: Your next read!
$1 or more per creation
You will be able to download all completed stories sponsored by this Patreon at $1 each. You will also have access to my patron-only posts ... including polls about what I should write next!
Tier 2: Work in progress
$2 or more per creation
By paying $2 for each completed story, you'll get access to patron-only posts and also to chapters of stories in progress. This will sometimes include sneak peeks at upcoming novels!
Tier 3: Backstage pass
$4 or more per creation
By paying $4 for each story, in addition to ALL THE THINGS in the above tiers, you'll get personal communication. It might be personal emails, it might be access to videos that give you glimpses into my writerly world (or farm in progress), or maybe even Google hangouts. It's a mystery! We'll figure it out as we go. 
Goals
$21 of $100 per creation
Begin work on 2nd Patreon short story. This is only $10 more than what the cover design will cost, so will help to make sure story production is covered. What's the next story about? Become a patron, and go find the May 18 story poll in my posts and vote. When we hit $100, I start the story that has the most votes! 
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My name is Sharon Lynn Fisher and I like to mash up genres.

Before I tell you more about myself and my Patreon project, I want to say THANK YOU for taking an interest in my work. If you're already a fan, geez, come on over here for a YUGE virtual hug, because everything I do here I do for YOU.  

I'm a 4-time traditionally published author who writes ... stuff that's a little hard to categorize. Is it sci-fi/fantasy? Yes! Is it romance? Yes! In fact my work has been nominated for 3 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart Awards and an RWA RITA Award (the romance industry's most prestigious competition). In short, I write the kind of stuff that I love to read myself. Stories that immerse the reader in another world while offering a vicarious falling-in-love experience. 

It ain't an easy road. Traditional publishers don't always know what to do with my brand of genre fiction, though I've been fortunate enough to be published by both Tor/Macmillan and Penguin Random House.

So why Patreon?
In part, because supporting yourself by writing fiction is HIGH ON THE LIST OF MOST IMPOSSIBLE THINGS. I've read that some authors eventually make enough money to write full-time by using Patreon, and that sounds pretty good to me. But also, I am fiendishly curious about what stories of mine readers like best, and why. I REALLY like the idea of communicating with readers who enjoy my work and finding out what they want more of. (There will be polls!)

How does it work?
First you choose a "patron" level—check them out in the sidebar on the right. All payments are tied to publication of short stories ("per creation"), and all patron levels come with perks! 

If you want to make sure you don't go over a specific amount of money per month, you can set that limit when you sign up. With that said, at this time I can't imagine publishing more than one story a month. (My goal is every 2-3.)

In the left-hand column of this page, you'll see one or more "goals." That's where I'll post what level of early commitment I need to begin working on a new project. Remember, you are charged nothing until stories are actually made available. 

I'm looking forward to getting to know you, and to transforming this writing thing into something sustainable! And hey, thank you for reading my stuff.

Recent posts by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Tiers
Tier 1: Your next read!
$1 or more per creation
You will be able to download all completed stories sponsored by this Patreon at $1 each. You will also have access to my patron-only posts ... including polls about what I should write next!
Tier 2: Work in progress
$2 or more per creation
By paying $2 for each completed story, you'll get access to patron-only posts and also to chapters of stories in progress. This will sometimes include sneak peeks at upcoming novels!
Tier 3: Backstage pass
$4 or more per creation
By paying $4 for each story, in addition to ALL THE THINGS in the above tiers, you'll get personal communication. It might be personal emails, it might be access to videos that give you glimpses into my writerly world (or farm in progress), or maybe even Google hangouts. It's a mystery! We'll figure it out as we go.