☿ Al·che·my Writing Workshop

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I'll be doing your homework. You heard. You'll receive access to my monthly newsletter detailing all of the hottest upcoming writing contests, book submissions, the best of the best journals taking subs (including those who support and advocate for LGBTQ, BIPOC, and other necessary voices). This also includes grants, internships, and a breakdown of word counts, themes, and if there is a submission fee. You'll also get a picture of my cat, Old Man Larry. He's a crank but he's cute, I promise.
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AP Club: Second level access gets you the monthly newsletter and the extra special Q & A. You can ask me any writing question and I'll answer it to the best of my knowledge. Guess what? If I can't answer it, I'll ask a writer who can! Who will it be? You'll have to find out! I'll also provide you with a monthly writing tip and prompt (not your typical prompt, we're talking pompous level prompt. Just kidding. They're cool prompts, I swear). 
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HGT: I believe EVERYONE is HGT in something, but I won't step up on my soapbox. Third level access awards you entry to my monthly live streaming event "Tips, Tricks, and Treason" (no one gets their head lopped off, don't worry). It's a live event where YOU get to ask questions about writing and we all get to share our fears, struggles, and funny stories about writing. There may or may not be special writing guests in attendance, you never know! Wink, nudge. You also get the monthly newsletter, Larry photo, and all the goods those AP Club kids get as well.
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About ☿ Al·che·my Writing Workshop

So who am I? I'm a writer, a teacher, a freelancer, and most recently a creator and business owner of ☿ Alchemy Author Services and ☿ Alchemy Writing Workshop. I'm also the mother of a teenage boy. After losing my job during the pandemic, I decided to move forward and focus on creating my writing classes and offering my editing services in order to be my own boss. 

Okay, I'm not being totally honest. The truth is, I want to do what I want to do, which is offer my editing services and writing classes and help YOU.

This Patreon has transformed from a simple plan into a full-fledged idea to help writer folks in our communities. I’ve always wanted to help writers learn skills such as editing other writers’ work. I want writers who don't have the privilege and/or the time of getting an MFA  to have the opportunity to teach, whether it be craft classes, a simple craft talk, or workshops. But to accomplish this, I need a platform in order to allow folks to learn and teach, attend a free workshop with other writers, take classes, etc. Find the website here: Alchemy Writing Workshop

I realized I can create what many writers don’t have access to. And I want to do that

So, I've created my own space for writers and for you too. To provide an opportunity to learn how to create craft lessons and workshops and teach. The objective is for writers to gain experience in teaching writing and to help other writers learn. In turn, those writers that were students can also try teaching as well, and so on. My goal is to learn, grow, and provide leadership and opportunities for those folks in the writing community who don't have the privilege and/or the time of attending an MFA or a writing retreat to learn these skills. This idea is still in the making, but there will be more on this in the near future! This Patreon page will fund the workshops as well as scholarship participants

It took me years to figure this writing stuff out. As a single mother raising a son with epilepsy, I had a hard time finding time to write, let alone read, study, and find my voice in writing. Ever feel like the odd person out? That was me. (Okay, still is sometimes). I want you to feel EMPOWERED and full of knowledge to move forward on your own writing. I also want you to see me as I write my work-in-progress hybrid memoir, something I've never done before, and witness my mistakes, struggles, and triumphs. Let's do this together!

A bit of background: I am the owner/founder of Alchemy Author Services and Writing Workshop. I teach creative writing at Lighthouse Writers, and I run At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series. Most recently, I'm the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock (CCM Press/The Accomplices 2019) and my forthcoming memoir, Aura, (FutureTense Books, 2022). I love hybrid forms, prose poetry, and I'm a true crime junkie (always have been). Some of my favorite writers are Ai Ogawa, Lucia Berlin, Carmen Maria Machado, and Faylita Hicks. 

Enough about me, let's talk about YOU. What do you get from me?

I'll do your homework. You heard. 

3 Dollars! Pass or Fail? I'll be doing your homework. You'll receive access to my monthly newsletter detailing all of the hottest upcoming writing contests, book submissions, the best of the best journals taking subs (including those who support and advocate for LGBTQ, BIPOC, and other necessary voices). This also includes grants, internships, and a breakdown of word counts, themes, and if there is a submission fee. You'll also get a picture of my cat, Old Man Larry. He's a crank but he's cute, I promise.

7 dollars! AP Club: Second level access gets you the monthly newsletter and the extra special Q & A. You can ask me any writing question and I'll answer it to the best of my knowledge. Guess what? If I can't answer it, I'll ask a writer who can! Who will it be? You'll have to find out! I'll also provide you with a monthly writing tip and prompt (not a typical prompt, we're talking pompous level prompt. Just kidding. They're cool prompts, I swear).

15 dollars! HGT: I believe EVERYONE is HGT in something, but I won't step up on my soapbox. Third level access awards you entry to my monthly live streaming event "Tips, Tricks, and Treason" (no one gets their head lopped off, don't worry). It's a live event where YOU get to ask questions about writing and the publishing world and we all get to share our fears, struggles, and funny stories about writing. There may or may not be special writing guests in attendance, you never know! Wink, nudge. You also get the monthly newsletter, Larry photo, and all the goods those AP Club kids get as well.

25 dollars! VIP: This fourth level access gets you the VIP treatment. Bet. You get ALL of the levels above in addition to exclusive content to my hybrid memoir-in-progress. These will be my drafts (publishing rights dictate here, otherwise, I'd share final drafts) of my memoir, but also other writing I'm working on. You'll also receive a 15% discount on all of my upcoming writing classes or have the option of using your discount to apply toward the class cost for a scholarship student to attend.

50 dollars! Scholarship Recipient: Level up with this all-access tier. You get all the previous tier goodies, but on top of it all, you'll receive a monthly thank you video call to discuss one on one any questions about writing or the processes you might have. You'll also receive one free copy of my "Book of the Month" pick (any genre) and a signed personal note from me and Larry (my crank cat, in case you forgot).

Now let's do this! 
Goals
16 of 100 patrons
Once I reach 100 Patreon supporters, I will host a live online event to give everyone the chance to ask questions, read their work, vent, show off their pets or kids, tell a funny joke, or show us your weird tattoos. I'll also have my own Literary Bingo! (my own creation, so don't steal, you saw it here first, you heard) where we all answer questions for a chance to win cool prizes like a one-on-one with a surprise author, a book of your choice, or a personalized postcard every month for the next year with inspiration, funny jokes, or just something weird to make your day. Who knows what you could win! 
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