Amanda Salisbury is creating Books & Art
2

patrons

$27
per month
“…a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”  - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, 1929
Recently, I heard someone speak on discipline as the act of creating room in life for things to work properly. I grabbed hold of this idea of creating space for life to work, making my new year’s theme Discipline.

I create room when I get up before the kids to write, or when I choose to make art instead of watching a movie. Exercising, eating for nutrition, and sleeping - those make room, too. And it’s interesting that Ms. Woolf mentioned money and a room, because money also creates room (or buys the room). Room to write instead of worry (so much) about rent and student loans and kids with ever-growing needs. Money makes room to breathe, to practice self-care.

A bit of room is what I need. Writing feels like such a luxury when there are bills to pay. But writing isn’t a luxury. Not really. Not for any of us - writers or readers. Writing is a thing that demands room, both in the act and in the consumption.

This year, I am making room to:
  • Publish the second book in the Xyon Chronicles series
  • Publish a new serialized novel on amandasalisburybooks.com
  • Illustrate a middle grade novel
  • Begin a new novel project for which the research is ready
  • Continue improving as a writer and artist

What am I asking?


I’m asking for your investment in my writing and art business so that I can increase productivity and creativity. I’m asking for room.

What will it take to do this?

To continue writing and illustrating full-time, I need to earn $1500 per month, which will cover student loan payments and medical costs.

What is the return on investment?

For me, the ROI is space to write without current constraints.

For you, the return is in exclusive monthly content. At the $1/month level, patrons will gain access patron-only updates. Patronage at the $5/month level opens access to monthly draft sections of an upcoming novel, exclusive artwork, and the occasional poem or short story. Above $5/month, additional rewards become more individual and patron-driven. Check them out!

Tiers
Boost
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for the boost! You are a patron of the arts.
  • You have access to the patron-only stream of updates and flash fiction, because every single dollar counts.
Expand
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for expanding my creative space!
  • Everything at previous level
  • Access to monthly draft sections of an upcoming novel, illustrations-in-progress, and other creative content.
Amplify
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow. You amplified my creative space! Thanks!
  • Everything at previous levels
  • You will receive one original piece of flash fiction (fewer than 150 words), exclusive to patrons, via email every month for as long as you remain my patron.
Bolster
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Woohoo! Your ten bucks will bolster the space for my creative life.
  • Everything at previous levels
  • In January, you will receive an ebook of all content I posted to Patreon on the $1-$5 levels the previous year.
Intensify
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your commitment and your faith in me! You've intensified my creative efforts.
  • Everything at previous levels
  • You will receive extra material related to published works, like deleted scenes, character sketches, or notes.
Magnify
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Awesome! You magnify the room in my life to create, so let me magnify my thanks.


  • Everything at previous levels
  • Your name will appear in the acknowledgments of all books and ebooks published while you are a patron.
  • Email me a word or phrase and I'll schedule it in as one of my daily sketches, then I'll email the sketch to you. You may do this once each month you are a patron at this level.
Flourish
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I’d say I’m speechless, THANK YOU!! My creativitiy can flourish because of you.
  • Everything at previous levels
  • In January, you will receive a printed, signed book of all content posted to all Patreon levels the previous year. 
Commend
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Well, that was unexpected. Many thanks!
  • Everything at previous levels
  • You will receive a single-pass proofreading and notes on one Brief Thing per month while you are a patron at this level. A Brief Thing might be a letter, resume, bio, toast, web copy, or other short-form writing. Does NOT include fiction or your works for grades or pay.
Celebrate
$3,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Golly. You may really have made me speechless. I'm surely weeping somewhere and wondering if I should maybe talk you out of spending this kind of money on someone else's art. Then again, who am I to refuse such queenly patronage?
  • Everything at previous levels
  • Twice per year, you will receive one short story or poem featuring one name of your choice and one plot aspect of your choice.
  • Once per year, you will receive a 30-minute web-based video discussion with me that can be used personally, for a class, or for an organization.
Goals
$27 of $1,500 per month
This goal is about making room to create without the constraints of student loans or recurring medical costs.

Once pledges per month reach $1,500.00, I will send every patron a high resolution digital print of one original artwork not otherwise available to buyers.
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“…a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”  - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, 1929
Recently, I heard someone speak on discipline as the act of creating room in life for things to work properly. I grabbed hold of this idea of creating space for life to work, making my new year’s theme Discipline.

I create room when I get up before the kids to write, or when I choose to make art instead of watching a movie. Exercising, eating for nutrition, and sleeping - those make room, too. And it’s interesting that Ms. Woolf mentioned money and a room, because money also creates room (or buys the room). Room to write instead of worry (so much) about rent and student loans and kids with ever-growing needs. Money makes room to breathe, to practice self-care.

A bit of room is what I need. Writing feels like such a luxury when there are bills to pay. But writing isn’t a luxury. Not really. Not for any of us - writers or readers. Writing is a thing that demands room, both in the act and in the consumption.

This year, I am making room to:
  • Publish the second book in the Xyon Chronicles series
  • Publish a new serialized novel on amandasalisburybooks.com
  • Illustrate a middle grade novel
  • Begin a new novel project for which the research is ready
  • Continue improving as a writer and artist

What am I asking?


I’m asking for your investment in my writing and art business so that I can increase productivity and creativity. I’m asking for room.

What will it take to do this?

To continue writing and illustrating full-time, I need to earn $1500 per month, which will cover student loan payments and medical costs.

What is the return on investment?

For me, the ROI is space to write without current constraints.

For you, the return is in exclusive monthly content. At the $1/month level, patrons will gain access patron-only updates. Patronage at the $5/month level opens access to monthly draft sections of an upcoming novel, exclusive artwork, and the occasional poem or short story. Above $5/month, additional rewards become more individual and patron-driven. Check them out!

Recent posts by Amanda Salisbury

Tiers
Boost
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for the boost! You are a patron of the arts.
  • You have access to the patron-only stream of updates and flash fiction, because every single dollar counts.
Expand
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for expanding my creative space!
  • Everything at previous level
  • Access to monthly draft sections of an upcoming novel, illustrations-in-progress, and other creative content.
Amplify
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow. You amplified my creative space! Thanks!
  • Everything at previous levels
  • You will receive one original piece of flash fiction (fewer than 150 words), exclusive to patrons, via email every month for as long as you remain my patron.
Bolster
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Woohoo! Your ten bucks will bolster the space for my creative life.
  • Everything at previous levels
  • In January, you will receive an ebook of all content I posted to Patreon on the $1-$5 levels the previous year.
Intensify
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your commitment and your faith in me! You've intensified my creative efforts.
  • Everything at previous levels
  • You will receive extra material related to published works, like deleted scenes, character sketches, or notes.
Magnify
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Awesome! You magnify the room in my life to create, so let me magnify my thanks.


  • Everything at previous levels
  • Your name will appear in the acknowledgments of all books and ebooks published while you are a patron.
  • Email me a word or phrase and I'll schedule it in as one of my daily sketches, then I'll email the sketch to you. You may do this once each month you are a patron at this level.
Flourish
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I’d say I’m speechless, THANK YOU!! My creativitiy can flourish because of you.
  • Everything at previous levels
  • In January, you will receive a printed, signed book of all content posted to all Patreon levels the previous year. 
Commend
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Well, that was unexpected. Many thanks!
  • Everything at previous levels
  • You will receive a single-pass proofreading and notes on one Brief Thing per month while you are a patron at this level. A Brief Thing might be a letter, resume, bio, toast, web copy, or other short-form writing. Does NOT include fiction or your works for grades or pay.
Celebrate
$3,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Golly. You may really have made me speechless. I'm surely weeping somewhere and wondering if I should maybe talk you out of spending this kind of money on someone else's art. Then again, who am I to refuse such queenly patronage?
  • Everything at previous levels
  • Twice per year, you will receive one short story or poem featuring one name of your choice and one plot aspect of your choice.
  • Once per year, you will receive a 30-minute web-based video discussion with me that can be used personally, for a class, or for an organization.