Ava Jae is creating novels, writing advice, and videos
15

patrons

$124
per month

The short version is I'm Ava. I'm a YouTuber, freelance editor, and YA author. I'm also a smol chronically ill Latinx person figuring myself out through pretending to be other people having their own fantastic—and terrible—adventures on the page for a couple hours a day, as one does.

Above all else I'm a storyteller. And I love helping other people tell stories, too.

That's a great question with a complicated—but also not-so-complicated—answer. For years I've been helping others write novels of their own through my blog, Writability, and YouTube channel, bookishpixie. I love doing it and I've met so many wonderful people along the way.

For a long time I'd mostly lived at home when I wasn't living on a campus somewhere, which kept my expenses relatively low. That was fine, but as of September is no longer be the case, because I moved out to start grad school, which is awesome, and exciting, but also means I need to prioritize my time to pay the bills.

But I really, really don't want to stop helping writers. That would make me very sad. And I think it would make some writers sad, too. And being sad isn't fun.

So why Patreon, you ask? Because I love helping writers, and I love sharing my work, and I love creating books and videos and I want to keep doing all of that. I also want to be able to—eventually—make a living writing full-time. So what better way to keep helping writers by talking about what I love than on a platform where we can help each other? A place where I can create a special community of people who get all the insider, behind-the-scenes information, as well as things to help you improve your writing skills and manuscripts, and a peek at things I know many of you are after, like what I'm working on and those super-old, super-terrible manuscripts I've trunked. 

I can give you special access to my work and brain you won't get anywhere else. And in return, you guise can help me continue to do what I love—which is help you and give you more stories to read. It's a win for everyone, and much more fun than being sad, I think.

So will you join me?
Rewards
TIP JAR
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Wow! Thank you! Along with my eternal gratitude for being such a sweet human, you will get access to:

  • PATRON-ONLY CONTENT
  • PATRON-ONLY POLLS
  • ASK ME ANYTHING MONTHLY FEATURE in which I answer all your questions about writing, publishing, and books!

Yay!
PROMPTS ARE FUN
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you times two! Along with my eternal gratitude for being such a stellar human, you will get access to:

  • MONTHLY SENSORY WRITING PROMPTS! These involve 3 elements to inspire a quick writing sample you can share with other patrons if you so desire. Or you can keep it to yourself! But the more you write, the better you get, so lets write!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Hooray!
PROMPTS ARE REALLY FUN
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You are a really nice human who apparently likes prompts! Awesome! Along with my eternal gratitude, you will get access to:

  • MONTHLY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WRITING PROMPTS! These involve a monthly question that will prompt you to develop your characters! Like the sensory writing prompts, you can share your findings with other patrons or keep it to yourself. Either way you'll be learning more about your characters!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Super!
PROMPTS ARE THE MOST FUN THAT EVER FUNNED
$8 or more per month 1 patron
You are a lovely human who needs their prompts, okay? And you can have them! Along with my eternal gratitude, you will get access to:

  • MONTHLY MANUSCRIPT DEVELOPMENT WRITING PROMPTS! These involve monthly prompts that'll challenge you to explore different aspects of your WIP! Like the sensory and character prompts, you can share your findings with other patrons or keep the precious to yourself. Either way you'll develop your WIP and writing a little every month!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Huzzah!
I WANT TO KNOW THE SEKRIT THINGS FIRST
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a curious human who wants to know what's going on behind the scenes! That's cool. Along with my eternal gratitude, you will get access to:

  • A monthly newsletter-like patron-only post with updates on what I'm working on, what's on the pipeline for me, and exciting things I can't announce publicly quite yet.
  • Plus all previous rewards

Neat!
I WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON NOW!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You are an excitable human who wants a peek at my current writing! How fun! Patrons who pledge at least $25/ month, along with my eternal gratitude will get access to:

  • A monthly peek at at least a page of whatever writing I'm working on at the moment, which means first drafts, revisions, etc. both for books getting published and books with undetermined fates. If I'm not working on something that particular month I'll pick a new peek at the previous month's writing. 
  • 10% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards

Sweet!
I WANT TO SEE YOUR TERRIBLE OLD WORK!
$30 or more per month 1 patron
You are a maniacal human who wants to embarrass me! (Kidding! Kind of.) I have a ridiculous amount of terrible trunked work and patrons who pledge at least $30/month, in addition to my eternal gratitude, will get access to:

  • A monthly peek at at least a page of annotated old writing. Want to see my early queries? First couple books? Books I've written lately but are staying in the drawer forever? You're the only humans who will see it!
  • 10% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards

Yikes—I mean yay!
I WANT YOUR BOOKS EARLY!
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
You are a very invested human who wants to read my books first! Nice! In addition to my eternal gratitude, patrons at this tier will get access to:

  • An early signed copy of my traditionally published books published while you're a patron*! I get author copies ~3 weeks early, and I'll mail some out as soon as I get them! I'm limiting the amount because I don't get many author copies. Also this must be US-only because shipping is $$$. 
  • 15% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards

* = payment must be processed before books are shipped!
I WANT TO TALK WRITING WITH YOU!
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
You are a stunningly generous human who wants to talk writing with me! And you can! Along with my emotionally-charged eternal gratitude, patrons at this tier will get access to:

  • A monthly 1-hr consultation with me! Have writing and/or publishing questions? Want me to look at your pitches, query, or first page and give immediate feedback? Once a month as long as you're a patron at this level, we will chat (via Google chat) for an hour!
  • 20% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards except the books

Limiting this because I can only do so many consultations a month, though the number may change depending on demand/my schedule.

AMAZING!
Goals
$124 of $2,000 per month
Holy wow, if we ever get here I will be truly stunned. This would allow me to write full time without a secondary part-time job. Which means more dedication to all things writing and vlogging. 

Also, of course, there will be a ridiculous thank you video. And I'll let you guise vote on what you want me to do within reason.
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The short version is I'm Ava. I'm a YouTuber, freelance editor, and YA author. I'm also a smol chronically ill Latinx person figuring myself out through pretending to be other people having their own fantastic—and terrible—adventures on the page for a couple hours a day, as one does.

Above all else I'm a storyteller. And I love helping other people tell stories, too.

That's a great question with a complicated—but also not-so-complicated—answer. For years I've been helping others write novels of their own through my blog, Writability, and YouTube channel, bookishpixie. I love doing it and I've met so many wonderful people along the way.

For a long time I'd mostly lived at home when I wasn't living on a campus somewhere, which kept my expenses relatively low. That was fine, but as of September is no longer be the case, because I moved out to start grad school, which is awesome, and exciting, but also means I need to prioritize my time to pay the bills.

But I really, really don't want to stop helping writers. That would make me very sad. And I think it would make some writers sad, too. And being sad isn't fun.

So why Patreon, you ask? Because I love helping writers, and I love sharing my work, and I love creating books and videos and I want to keep doing all of that. I also want to be able to—eventually—make a living writing full-time. So what better way to keep helping writers by talking about what I love than on a platform where we can help each other? A place where I can create a special community of people who get all the insider, behind-the-scenes information, as well as things to help you improve your writing skills and manuscripts, and a peek at things I know many of you are after, like what I'm working on and those super-old, super-terrible manuscripts I've trunked. 

I can give you special access to my work and brain you won't get anywhere else. And in return, you guise can help me continue to do what I love—which is help you and give you more stories to read. It's a win for everyone, and much more fun than being sad, I think.

So will you join me?

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Rewards
TIP JAR
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Wow! Thank you! Along with my eternal gratitude for being such a sweet human, you will get access to:

  • PATRON-ONLY CONTENT
  • PATRON-ONLY POLLS
  • ASK ME ANYTHING MONTHLY FEATURE in which I answer all your questions about writing, publishing, and books!

Yay!
PROMPTS ARE FUN
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you times two! Along with my eternal gratitude for being such a stellar human, you will get access to:

  • MONTHLY SENSORY WRITING PROMPTS! These involve 3 elements to inspire a quick writing sample you can share with other patrons if you so desire. Or you can keep it to yourself! But the more you write, the better you get, so lets write!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Hooray!
PROMPTS ARE REALLY FUN
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You are a really nice human who apparently likes prompts! Awesome! Along with my eternal gratitude, you will get access to:

  • MONTHLY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WRITING PROMPTS! These involve a monthly question that will prompt you to develop your characters! Like the sensory writing prompts, you can share your findings with other patrons or keep it to yourself. Either way you'll be learning more about your characters!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Super!
PROMPTS ARE THE MOST FUN THAT EVER FUNNED
$8 or more per month 1 patron
You are a lovely human who needs their prompts, okay? And you can have them! Along with my eternal gratitude, you will get access to:

  • MONTHLY MANUSCRIPT DEVELOPMENT WRITING PROMPTS! These involve monthly prompts that'll challenge you to explore different aspects of your WIP! Like the sensory and character prompts, you can share your findings with other patrons or keep the precious to yourself. Either way you'll develop your WIP and writing a little every month!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Huzzah!
I WANT TO KNOW THE SEKRIT THINGS FIRST
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a curious human who wants to know what's going on behind the scenes! That's cool. Along with my eternal gratitude, you will get access to:

  • A monthly newsletter-like patron-only post with updates on what I'm working on, what's on the pipeline for me, and exciting things I can't announce publicly quite yet.
  • Plus all previous rewards

Neat!
I WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON NOW!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You are an excitable human who wants a peek at my current writing! How fun! Patrons who pledge at least $25/ month, along with my eternal gratitude will get access to:

  • A monthly peek at at least a page of whatever writing I'm working on at the moment, which means first drafts, revisions, etc. both for books getting published and books with undetermined fates. If I'm not working on something that particular month I'll pick a new peek at the previous month's writing. 
  • 10% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards

Sweet!
I WANT TO SEE YOUR TERRIBLE OLD WORK!
$30 or more per month 1 patron
You are a maniacal human who wants to embarrass me! (Kidding! Kind of.) I have a ridiculous amount of terrible trunked work and patrons who pledge at least $30/month, in addition to my eternal gratitude, will get access to:

  • A monthly peek at at least a page of annotated old writing. Want to see my early queries? First couple books? Books I've written lately but are staying in the drawer forever? You're the only humans who will see it!
  • 10% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards

Yikes—I mean yay!
I WANT YOUR BOOKS EARLY!
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
You are a very invested human who wants to read my books first! Nice! In addition to my eternal gratitude, patrons at this tier will get access to:

  • An early signed copy of my traditionally published books published while you're a patron*! I get author copies ~3 weeks early, and I'll mail some out as soon as I get them! I'm limiting the amount because I don't get many author copies. Also this must be US-only because shipping is $$$. 
  • 15% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards

* = payment must be processed before books are shipped!
I WANT TO TALK WRITING WITH YOU!
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
You are a stunningly generous human who wants to talk writing with me! And you can! Along with my emotionally-charged eternal gratitude, patrons at this tier will get access to:

  • A monthly 1-hr consultation with me! Have writing and/or publishing questions? Want me to look at your pitches, query, or first page and give immediate feedback? Once a month as long as you're a patron at this level, we will chat (via Google chat) for an hour!
  • 20% off editing services at Ava Edits
  • Plus all previous rewards except the books

Limiting this because I can only do so many consultations a month, though the number may change depending on demand/my schedule.

AMAZING!