I've been publishing my short stories and novels, but I have a bunch of flash fiction and poems that I would love to share with the world. I thought Patreon would be the perfect way to offer these shorter works, as well as a way to have an option for readers to interact with me a bit more.
I know some people aren't completely familiar with Patreon, so I figured I'd take the time to let you all know how it works. It's similar to Kickstarter, but instead of pledging for a single project, it's paying for new content that the artist adds to her Patreon page on a regular basis.
What it really boils down to is it's kind of like a magazine subscription, but you get to choose how much you want to pay for that subscription. And depending on the amount you choose to pay, you'll get some fun bonuses. As a matter of fact, right now it's the only way you can get a signed copy of The Mind Behind the Mind (unless you happen to run into me, since the only signing I plan to attend in the coming year is at In Your Write Mind)!
There are two options that an artist can choose when she sets up her Patreon page. The first is to charge monthly. So, if you pledge $1, you would be charged every month to receive the content included in that price. The other option is to charge per creation. Every month you're charged for the content posted from the previous month.
I chose to charge per creation. Mainly because I only intend to post one flash story or poem per month. I might post two now and then, but not that often. As a subscriber, you can also choose the maximum amount of creations you're willing to be charged for each month. So, if you only want to pay for one each month, you won't be charged if I post a second one.
The lowest pledge for my work is $1, and that includes the ability to feed me writing prompts for the content I'll be posting on Patreon! To look at all my pledge levels (starting with The Pixie and all the way up to The Unicorn), please visit my Patreon page. Your support is appreciated. =)
I also added a handy little button to my blog and website that will take you to a page to subscribe. See it there on the left?
And if I hit some of my pledge goals, I may add some other bonuses as well for those already subscribed. ;)
Oh, and how could I forget? I posted a Drabble for free! So, you can read that while you're considering subscribing. I'll be posting another Drabble tomorrow, but that one will only be for paid readers!
Happy reading, everyone! I can't wait to share some of my shorter works with all of you.