Aharic Bouy is creating Short stories, Ghost writing, Novels, Secret windows
2

patrons

$14
per Short Story
   If you are unfamiliar with Patreon, I encourage you to explore and learn more about it. It's amazing. Patreon has been featured in Wired Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, The Guardian, and the Trendsphere in general. In less than a year and half, over 125,000 people have become patrons of creators on Patreon paying them over $1 million every month and enabling them to share their work with the world. This. Is. Huge.
   Patreon is taking the next step in the Crowdfunding phenomenon by bringing the classic model of patronage to the internet. Creators are supported by hundreds of Patrons that collectively fund the art that they want to see. Patrons are also thanked directly by the artists they support with rewards, unique gifts, and services they create to suit their audience.
   Your account and the pledge system let you follow as many artists as you want for free and you even receive a Timeline like feed of all your artists and their latest creations. It is your choice to support with a monthly pledge, but just consuming and sharing what you find IS supporting by giving the artist what they crave (an audience) and helping them grow that audience into a revenue source that will fund their art and the Patron rewards they can offer.
   You can create an account using your Facebook profile or you can create a separate log in just for Patreon. You can set your own pledge cap so you never get over charged, you can cancel at anytime, and the service is backed by Paypal.
   In the spirit of THIS Patreon Campaign, and to remind you that you are in the right place, I encourage you to keep reading.

Why you should Pledge to me:

   To me, writing is its own consciousness and consciousness is the universe’s way of learning about itself while creating itself. Everyone takes part in creating and discovering the universe, and writing is my contribution to creation.
   When you pledge to me, I only want you to pledge for one reason (feel free to have any other reason at all, though). You like my writing.
   It speaks to you, it moves you, it inspires you, it entertains you, it challenges you, it twists you up so you hate to love it, and you want more. This is the reason I want you to pledge, so that I can give you more of what you like while reaching my campaign goal. To be a career Novelist.
   Any pledge amount will make you an official Patron and give you access to the Patrons Only Feed where you can discuss stories, ideas, the Milestone Puppy Mascot name, and even influence what larger works you want to see completed. If you are more of a writer, voracious reader, want to be more directly involved in the campaign, or you just want the incentives, then you should pledge your way into the more interactive tiers designed to bring you into the world of writing and collaboration. Some tiers invite you to workshop with other Patrons and/or me, have me Ghostwrite a novel for you, recieve hard copies of all books and stories, and if you are truly adventurous (or a talented egoist) then there is no warning you against the final tier. The Secret Window.
   Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile and being a part of it. Sharing my profile and the Patreon web sight in general is also a major way to support. So, please grab that URL up there and share it with a reader or writer. Or several many readers and writers!

   Every month I will publish a short story for free. 

Thank you for your support!
Rewards
Pledge $3 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   PDF Power: Thank you! This is the first financial step in the campaign and to really say thanks I will send you a digital copy of every story I post starting with this month's as well as access to the Patrons Only Feed.  All pledging Patrons will be DIRECTLY emailed these and all upcoming short stories.
Pledge $5 or more per Short Story
1 patron
   The Little Library: This means a lot to me. Really. This pledge makes it real for me because of your interest in the reward. Pledging this amount doesn’t mean you just want to read more, it means you want to read where more came from.
   To say thank you, Patrons will be Emailed all short stories published before and after their pledge as well as Patrons-Only Feed access.
Pledge $10 or more per Short Story
1 patron
    All About You: Thank you so much for your support. This tier is actually a lot of money and is what will really give this campaign legs. If you don’t agree, this is only the fourth tier. Please, skip down the list a bit until you do.
  To me and the readers that can’t do this alone, but need it in their life, we thank you. This measure of support clearly shows you are more than a fan of what is going on in here, but also a fan of growing and sharing the arts by supporting creative writing as a consciousness. To thank you personally for your support I will write a one page “About Me” profile piece “About You”. This is one of my favorite things to do for people for many reasons, but the big one is that it is mutually empowering. Here’s why:
   It is hard to write about yourself. It can be like trying to describe what a mountain looks like from inside a cave. Maybe you have a resume to write and can’t get started. College application, online dating profile, your own Patreon account? Maybe you just want a confidence booster. Reading an “About Me” on you by me will be like having a biographical mirror for a quick glance at yourself.
   Tell me about you and what you want to do, what you have done, what you like to do, where you are from, and your favorite color and I’ll show you the mountain that you are.
Pledge $20 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   Brainstorm Hangout: These Patrons and I will collaborate! This Tier is huge. Not just the money amount you are pledging or even the effect it will have on the campaign, but this is where I get to really reach out and really start to connect with my Patrons while making this writing thing happen.
   To thank you I will dedicate an hour a month just to you. Our first Brainstorm will be the month that you pledge and I will write your “About Me” right after. This is also where we would work on a piece of writing together in a video or audio chat. It can be something you are working on creatively, academically, or professionally. It could also be something that I am working on that interests you. Ultimately, though, it is up to you what we do. We don’t even have to actually write or read anything. We can just spend an hour letting our thoughts fall out. 
Pledge $40 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
The Plot Thickens: You’re making a major contribution to this campaign that goes far beyond helping fund it. You are becoming a key player in the story that this process is and a welcomed weight that will push this over the tipping point. This Pledge Tier will really open up the full intentions of this campaign for you. To show you what I mean, I will write you your own Personalized Flash Fiction.  A story with the protagonist and supporting characters of your choice. It could be about you for someone else, about someone else for you, or about your cat for your dog (this might involve meeting your cat). If you have a specific genre, theme, mood, or plot you want explored, I invite you to direct the piece further.
  There is really no limit but the ones we leave unexplored when it comes to creative writing and this is my way of showing how much it means to me to be able to explore and share because of your pledge. Thank you!
Pledge $100 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   Ghost Writer: Your generous pledge is a major plot twist and I want to thank you with something equally major. Everyone has a story to tell. So, tell it.
   I will write a full length Novel with your direction. You become the creator and I become your ghost. You may have had an extraordinary life you want to be remembered, something to pass on through time the way Novels do, or put on your shelf next to some of your favorites. Maybe you want to weave a tale as old as time itself, a tale retold with your imagination pushing the keys. It is up to you where we go with this.
Pledge $500 or more per Short Story
0 of 95 patrons
 Hard Copies: If you’re interested in pledging this amount then you are more than a pledge, you are major a investor, and I want to give you something that represents and returns your investment. To thank you for believing in me and believing in writing I will send you a True First Edition of every Novel I write while you're a Hard Copies Patron complete with original artwork dust covers and signiture. I will also send you True First Edition collections of all short stories for as long as I write them.
   This is in addition to all other tiers, so to incorporate them into this tier I will include your About Me and your Flash Fiction as forwards in your Ghost Writer novel that you will also be receiving a True First Edition of. 
   I can’t thank you enough, but I hope my books can.
Pledge $1,000 or more per Short Story
0 of 5 patrons
   Soul Mate: This may not seem like much of a reward to just anyone, even with every other tier stacked under it, but it is the incredibly personal nature that makes it valuable and necessary to limit. 
   I believe the Patrons interested in this Pledge Tier feel the exact same way I do about writing and believe in the power of the Novel and they believe in me. These Patrons also have the financial means to truly invest in the far reaching effects a successful campaign like this one (this exact one, as I am still self advocating) can have on the consciousness that is creative writing and on the people’s lives that are enriched by it.
   The month that you Pledge, you will have access to my entire creative process. This is my life laid bare. My Google Drive will be yours for the reading. My icky sticky notes and terabytes of years of video, audio, and stills. Journals, love letters unsent, trinkets, gifts, and forgotten tokens stolen, all casually hoarded with the surreal possibility that one day I would hold them in one hand and type with the other.
   Because I believe that a life lived and the life I am living IS the creative process (and because I could never thank you enough), Pledging this amount will make you a pillar of my life for the rest of my life. Every Novel that I write from your pledge date on will have your mark on it. A dedication, a special thank you, a character based/named after you will be how you're recognized as one of five people that truly believed in me and believed in writing.
   I will be reserving five True First Editions of everything published for you. When you decide to pledge this tier I will mail you any books that I have saved for you and continue to send you True First Editions of anything I write. Congratulations, you have unlocked all rewards. 
   Thank you so incredibly much. I would also like to meet you wherever you may be.
Pledge $2,000 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   The Secret Window: It has always been there. Always right behind you, always so far away you couldn’t see it, or so close you never knew you were looking right through it. You realized it was there when you were sure you saw your reflection once. Just a shimmer of an outline of that unmistakable nose reaching out from between your eyes just to point back at you. It was you stuck in the glass looking back. The reflection that didn’t yet know you were there. It was the Secret Window you saw yourself in. No one would believe you and your earnest attempts at abating what must be your own sanity unraveling have kept you from ever really looking through that window ever again.
   This is the power of Writing. The mystical, the telepathic, the terrifying, the enlightening, the entire world revolving around you, guiding you, pushing you, taunting you to believe that it’s more than just deja vu or an anomaly that was just waiting for the math to catch up.
   This won't just be a story about you. This will be your secret window. Your portal to another world, your key to another destiny. A Novel, its process, its completion, and its dissemination into society is a journey through worlds and time. I will write a novel with nothing but your life and what you want the most from it as material. This will rewrite your life...if I am not already.
 
All other tiers are still included.

-ab

Goals
$14 of $100 per Short Story
...And everyone gets one. 

I will answer one question from every Patron about anything in the Patron Only Feed. No questions asked.
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   If you are unfamiliar with Patreon, I encourage you to explore and learn more about it. It's amazing. Patreon has been featured in Wired Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, The Guardian, and the Trendsphere in general. In less than a year and half, over 125,000 people have become patrons of creators on Patreon paying them over $1 million every month and enabling them to share their work with the world. This. Is. Huge.
   Patreon is taking the next step in the Crowdfunding phenomenon by bringing the classic model of patronage to the internet. Creators are supported by hundreds of Patrons that collectively fund the art that they want to see. Patrons are also thanked directly by the artists they support with rewards, unique gifts, and services they create to suit their audience.
   Your account and the pledge system let you follow as many artists as you want for free and you even receive a Timeline like feed of all your artists and their latest creations. It is your choice to support with a monthly pledge, but just consuming and sharing what you find IS supporting by giving the artist what they crave (an audience) and helping them grow that audience into a revenue source that will fund their art and the Patron rewards they can offer.
   You can create an account using your Facebook profile or you can create a separate log in just for Patreon. You can set your own pledge cap so you never get over charged, you can cancel at anytime, and the service is backed by Paypal.
   In the spirit of THIS Patreon Campaign, and to remind you that you are in the right place, I encourage you to keep reading.

Why you should Pledge to me:

   To me, writing is its own consciousness and consciousness is the universe’s way of learning about itself while creating itself. Everyone takes part in creating and discovering the universe, and writing is my contribution to creation.
   When you pledge to me, I only want you to pledge for one reason (feel free to have any other reason at all, though). You like my writing.
   It speaks to you, it moves you, it inspires you, it entertains you, it challenges you, it twists you up so you hate to love it, and you want more. This is the reason I want you to pledge, so that I can give you more of what you like while reaching my campaign goal. To be a career Novelist.
   Any pledge amount will make you an official Patron and give you access to the Patrons Only Feed where you can discuss stories, ideas, the Milestone Puppy Mascot name, and even influence what larger works you want to see completed. If you are more of a writer, voracious reader, want to be more directly involved in the campaign, or you just want the incentives, then you should pledge your way into the more interactive tiers designed to bring you into the world of writing and collaboration. Some tiers invite you to workshop with other Patrons and/or me, have me Ghostwrite a novel for you, recieve hard copies of all books and stories, and if you are truly adventurous (or a talented egoist) then there is no warning you against the final tier. The Secret Window.
   Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile and being a part of it. Sharing my profile and the Patreon web sight in general is also a major way to support. So, please grab that URL up there and share it with a reader or writer. Or several many readers and writers!

   Every month I will publish a short story for free. 

Thank you for your support!

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Rewards
Pledge $3 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   PDF Power: Thank you! This is the first financial step in the campaign and to really say thanks I will send you a digital copy of every story I post starting with this month's as well as access to the Patrons Only Feed.  All pledging Patrons will be DIRECTLY emailed these and all upcoming short stories.
Pledge $5 or more per Short Story
1 patron
   The Little Library: This means a lot to me. Really. This pledge makes it real for me because of your interest in the reward. Pledging this amount doesn’t mean you just want to read more, it means you want to read where more came from.
   To say thank you, Patrons will be Emailed all short stories published before and after their pledge as well as Patrons-Only Feed access.
Pledge $10 or more per Short Story
1 patron
    All About You: Thank you so much for your support. This tier is actually a lot of money and is what will really give this campaign legs. If you don’t agree, this is only the fourth tier. Please, skip down the list a bit until you do.
  To me and the readers that can’t do this alone, but need it in their life, we thank you. This measure of support clearly shows you are more than a fan of what is going on in here, but also a fan of growing and sharing the arts by supporting creative writing as a consciousness. To thank you personally for your support I will write a one page “About Me” profile piece “About You”. This is one of my favorite things to do for people for many reasons, but the big one is that it is mutually empowering. Here’s why:
   It is hard to write about yourself. It can be like trying to describe what a mountain looks like from inside a cave. Maybe you have a resume to write and can’t get started. College application, online dating profile, your own Patreon account? Maybe you just want a confidence booster. Reading an “About Me” on you by me will be like having a biographical mirror for a quick glance at yourself.
   Tell me about you and what you want to do, what you have done, what you like to do, where you are from, and your favorite color and I’ll show you the mountain that you are.
Pledge $20 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   Brainstorm Hangout: These Patrons and I will collaborate! This Tier is huge. Not just the money amount you are pledging or even the effect it will have on the campaign, but this is where I get to really reach out and really start to connect with my Patrons while making this writing thing happen.
   To thank you I will dedicate an hour a month just to you. Our first Brainstorm will be the month that you pledge and I will write your “About Me” right after. This is also where we would work on a piece of writing together in a video or audio chat. It can be something you are working on creatively, academically, or professionally. It could also be something that I am working on that interests you. Ultimately, though, it is up to you what we do. We don’t even have to actually write or read anything. We can just spend an hour letting our thoughts fall out. 
Pledge $40 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
The Plot Thickens: You’re making a major contribution to this campaign that goes far beyond helping fund it. You are becoming a key player in the story that this process is and a welcomed weight that will push this over the tipping point. This Pledge Tier will really open up the full intentions of this campaign for you. To show you what I mean, I will write you your own Personalized Flash Fiction.  A story with the protagonist and supporting characters of your choice. It could be about you for someone else, about someone else for you, or about your cat for your dog (this might involve meeting your cat). If you have a specific genre, theme, mood, or plot you want explored, I invite you to direct the piece further.
  There is really no limit but the ones we leave unexplored when it comes to creative writing and this is my way of showing how much it means to me to be able to explore and share because of your pledge. Thank you!
Pledge $100 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   Ghost Writer: Your generous pledge is a major plot twist and I want to thank you with something equally major. Everyone has a story to tell. So, tell it.
   I will write a full length Novel with your direction. You become the creator and I become your ghost. You may have had an extraordinary life you want to be remembered, something to pass on through time the way Novels do, or put on your shelf next to some of your favorites. Maybe you want to weave a tale as old as time itself, a tale retold with your imagination pushing the keys. It is up to you where we go with this.
Pledge $500 or more per Short Story
0 of 95 patrons
 Hard Copies: If you’re interested in pledging this amount then you are more than a pledge, you are major a investor, and I want to give you something that represents and returns your investment. To thank you for believing in me and believing in writing I will send you a True First Edition of every Novel I write while you're a Hard Copies Patron complete with original artwork dust covers and signiture. I will also send you True First Edition collections of all short stories for as long as I write them.
   This is in addition to all other tiers, so to incorporate them into this tier I will include your About Me and your Flash Fiction as forwards in your Ghost Writer novel that you will also be receiving a True First Edition of. 
   I can’t thank you enough, but I hope my books can.
Pledge $1,000 or more per Short Story
0 of 5 patrons
   Soul Mate: This may not seem like much of a reward to just anyone, even with every other tier stacked under it, but it is the incredibly personal nature that makes it valuable and necessary to limit. 
   I believe the Patrons interested in this Pledge Tier feel the exact same way I do about writing and believe in the power of the Novel and they believe in me. These Patrons also have the financial means to truly invest in the far reaching effects a successful campaign like this one (this exact one, as I am still self advocating) can have on the consciousness that is creative writing and on the people’s lives that are enriched by it.
   The month that you Pledge, you will have access to my entire creative process. This is my life laid bare. My Google Drive will be yours for the reading. My icky sticky notes and terabytes of years of video, audio, and stills. Journals, love letters unsent, trinkets, gifts, and forgotten tokens stolen, all casually hoarded with the surreal possibility that one day I would hold them in one hand and type with the other.
   Because I believe that a life lived and the life I am living IS the creative process (and because I could never thank you enough), Pledging this amount will make you a pillar of my life for the rest of my life. Every Novel that I write from your pledge date on will have your mark on it. A dedication, a special thank you, a character based/named after you will be how you're recognized as one of five people that truly believed in me and believed in writing.
   I will be reserving five True First Editions of everything published for you. When you decide to pledge this tier I will mail you any books that I have saved for you and continue to send you True First Editions of anything I write. Congratulations, you have unlocked all rewards. 
   Thank you so incredibly much. I would also like to meet you wherever you may be.
Pledge $2,000 or more per Short Story
0 patrons
   The Secret Window: It has always been there. Always right behind you, always so far away you couldn’t see it, or so close you never knew you were looking right through it. You realized it was there when you were sure you saw your reflection once. Just a shimmer of an outline of that unmistakable nose reaching out from between your eyes just to point back at you. It was you stuck in the glass looking back. The reflection that didn’t yet know you were there. It was the Secret Window you saw yourself in. No one would believe you and your earnest attempts at abating what must be your own sanity unraveling have kept you from ever really looking through that window ever again.
   This is the power of Writing. The mystical, the telepathic, the terrifying, the enlightening, the entire world revolving around you, guiding you, pushing you, taunting you to believe that it’s more than just deja vu or an anomaly that was just waiting for the math to catch up.
   This won't just be a story about you. This will be your secret window. Your portal to another world, your key to another destiny. A Novel, its process, its completion, and its dissemination into society is a journey through worlds and time. I will write a novel with nothing but your life and what you want the most from it as material. This will rewrite your life...if I am not already.
 
All other tiers are still included.

-ab