Old Man Civil is creating stories of all kinds
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patron

$1
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THIS PATREON IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS UNTIL I CAN GET CERTAIN LIFE THINGS  SORTED OUT.

Sorry,
Old Man Civil



Going to start all this off by saying that if you want to support a starving or struggling artist, this NOT the Patreon for you. I'm not going to lie and say that without your support, I wouldn't be able to eat. It's just not true. 

However, if you've read some of my work and want to show your support and support my dream of one day becoming a professional writer, then this IS the place for you.

Now with that out of the way:

Here's where you can find the stories I've posted for free!

Who Am I?
I currently am a Software Engineer, which you'd likely be able to guess after taking one look at me. When I first entered college, I set out to major in English and Literature and follow my love of books and writing. Unfortunately, that didn't pan out as I looked at the average salary of someone with an English degree. I panicked and switch majors. A few more switches later and I ended up with a BAA in Computer Information Systems.

I'm not going to say I regret the path I took, as it's led me to meet some incredibly people who actually inspired me with their own actions to chase this writing dream of mine. Though, I do wonder how things would have turned out had I stuck to my initial major. 

But that's in the past and "What-if" questions are better left for writing material!

On a non-writing related note, I also have an intense love for Winter sports. Of them all Hockey will always be my number one, which may be because I learned to skate as soon as I could walk. More recently I've fallen in love with snowboarding. I'm always up for talking about either one of those!

Why Patreon?
After looking at and debating over my various options, such as self-publishing or submitting to anthologies, I decided Patreon would be the most compatible with how I'm releasing my content. 

An actual release schedule will also help keep me focused and on task!

By becoming my Patron at any level you will not only have access to all of the Patron Exclusive stories, but also access to my Discord channel. I'll be hopping in it from time to time to discuss what I'm currently working on and field random questions. Will also be organizing Q&As monthly once the Tier 2 reward level is hit.

I currently believe Patreon will be the best way for me to chase my dream for the time being. Unfortunately, my production amounts will seem low (they do to me at least) due to word and other time commitments. However, if by some long (longlonglong) shot my income from Patreon + any other source of income from writing gets close to my current Salary, I'll begin the process of switching to writing full time. This will let me ramp my production amount to extreme levels. 

While I don't expect this to happen any time soon (or maybe ever), that's my dream and I'm committed to chasing it.


Other Notes - 
While I currently post all my non-Patron exclusive stories on my Blog, I'm currently working on my own website to host my material. I'll be very excited when it's finished, so I'm sure I'll post about it here. 

Rewards
Peak Through The Keyhole
$1 or more per On Hiatus 1 patron
  • Shout-out in the end-of-week post! 
    • It can be your Twitter handle, Twitch Name, YouTube channel, or whatever you'd like it to be. 
    • Access to the Patron-only Discord Channel that I'll pop into regularly to talk about what I'm writing and answer random questions (Plus you can tell at when when I'm playing games instead of writing)
Note: All Patrons above this tier will also receive this.
Includes Discord rewards
The Door Creaks Open
$5 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Access to Patron-Only Content
    • Access to the weekly Patron-Only stories
    • Access to the Main Story chapter releases
Note: All Patrons above this tier will also receive this.
Includes Discord rewards
See Something You Like?
$10 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Patron's Choice!
    • Pick a tweet from my feed and I'll use it for my next available Tweet Fiction post.
    • Receive this story up to FIVE days before it get posted. (may be less) Feedback is welcome! 
    • Patron's name/handle/whatever they want will be listed at the top of the story as the Tweet Curator.

Note: Will work through these in the order they arrive in.

Includes Discord rewards
Step Into the Room
$15 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Main Story VIP
    • Receive an early copy of the Main Story chapter(s) scheduled for release that month.
    • May also receive notes and outlines for the chapters for an inside look on my writing process (I swear I have one!).  
Includes Discord rewards
You See a Notepad and Pen
$15 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Your Tweet, My Story
    • Tweet at me and I'll use that for my next Tweet Fiction post!
    • Access to this story THREE days before it's posted to the public. Feedback is welcome!
    • Patron will receive credit at the top of the story as the Tweet Sourcer
    • Source link will go to the Patron's tweet!
Note: Will work on these in the order I receive them.
Includes Discord rewards
Ink Appears on the Page
$25 or more per On Hiatus 0 of 5 patrons
  • A Story Just For You!
    • Need a backstory for your D&D character? Maybe a just a starting point for your own work? Give me some basic directions such as theme, genre, and your overall expectations and I'll get to work!
    • Word count will vary on a lot of things, including the amount of detail you give me. Will aim for 500 minimum, no max. 
    • Rewrites and edits will be done on request, within reason of course.
Note: Will change limit based on my availability.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1 of $5,000 per On Hiatus
The Incredible Long Shot
  • I will begin the process of switching from my full-time Software Engineer gig to become a full-time writer. 
  • I'll put my ugly mug on camera and post a video to give my thanks and talk about what's next.
  • More stories will be posted than ever before.
  • Perhaps something big to show my thanks? Will need more ideas and time to plan!
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THIS PATREON IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS UNTIL I CAN GET CERTAIN LIFE THINGS  SORTED OUT.

Sorry,
Old Man Civil



Going to start all this off by saying that if you want to support a starving or struggling artist, this NOT the Patreon for you. I'm not going to lie and say that without your support, I wouldn't be able to eat. It's just not true. 

However, if you've read some of my work and want to show your support and support my dream of one day becoming a professional writer, then this IS the place for you.

Now with that out of the way:

Here's where you can find the stories I've posted for free!

Who Am I?
I currently am a Software Engineer, which you'd likely be able to guess after taking one look at me. When I first entered college, I set out to major in English and Literature and follow my love of books and writing. Unfortunately, that didn't pan out as I looked at the average salary of someone with an English degree. I panicked and switch majors. A few more switches later and I ended up with a BAA in Computer Information Systems.

I'm not going to say I regret the path I took, as it's led me to meet some incredibly people who actually inspired me with their own actions to chase this writing dream of mine. Though, I do wonder how things would have turned out had I stuck to my initial major. 

But that's in the past and "What-if" questions are better left for writing material!

On a non-writing related note, I also have an intense love for Winter sports. Of them all Hockey will always be my number one, which may be because I learned to skate as soon as I could walk. More recently I've fallen in love with snowboarding. I'm always up for talking about either one of those!

Why Patreon?
After looking at and debating over my various options, such as self-publishing or submitting to anthologies, I decided Patreon would be the most compatible with how I'm releasing my content. 

An actual release schedule will also help keep me focused and on task!

By becoming my Patron at any level you will not only have access to all of the Patron Exclusive stories, but also access to my Discord channel. I'll be hopping in it from time to time to discuss what I'm currently working on and field random questions. Will also be organizing Q&As monthly once the Tier 2 reward level is hit.

I currently believe Patreon will be the best way for me to chase my dream for the time being. Unfortunately, my production amounts will seem low (they do to me at least) due to word and other time commitments. However, if by some long (longlonglong) shot my income from Patreon + any other source of income from writing gets close to my current Salary, I'll begin the process of switching to writing full time. This will let me ramp my production amount to extreme levels. 

While I don't expect this to happen any time soon (or maybe ever), that's my dream and I'm committed to chasing it.


Other Notes - 
While I currently post all my non-Patron exclusive stories on my Blog, I'm currently working on my own website to host my material. I'll be very excited when it's finished, so I'm sure I'll post about it here. 

Recent posts by Old Man Civil

Rewards
Peak Through The Keyhole
$1 or more per On Hiatus 1 patron
  • Shout-out in the end-of-week post! 
    • It can be your Twitter handle, Twitch Name, YouTube channel, or whatever you'd like it to be. 
    • Access to the Patron-only Discord Channel that I'll pop into regularly to talk about what I'm writing and answer random questions (Plus you can tell at when when I'm playing games instead of writing)
Note: All Patrons above this tier will also receive this.
Includes Discord rewards
The Door Creaks Open
$5 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Access to Patron-Only Content
    • Access to the weekly Patron-Only stories
    • Access to the Main Story chapter releases
Note: All Patrons above this tier will also receive this.
Includes Discord rewards
See Something You Like?
$10 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Patron's Choice!
    • Pick a tweet from my feed and I'll use it for my next available Tweet Fiction post.
    • Receive this story up to FIVE days before it get posted. (may be less) Feedback is welcome! 
    • Patron's name/handle/whatever they want will be listed at the top of the story as the Tweet Curator.

Note: Will work through these in the order they arrive in.

Includes Discord rewards
Step Into the Room
$15 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Main Story VIP
    • Receive an early copy of the Main Story chapter(s) scheduled for release that month.
    • May also receive notes and outlines for the chapters for an inside look on my writing process (I swear I have one!).  
Includes Discord rewards
You See a Notepad and Pen
$15 or more per On Hiatus 0 patrons
  • Your Tweet, My Story
    • Tweet at me and I'll use that for my next Tweet Fiction post!
    • Access to this story THREE days before it's posted to the public. Feedback is welcome!
    • Patron will receive credit at the top of the story as the Tweet Sourcer
    • Source link will go to the Patron's tweet!
Note: Will work on these in the order I receive them.
Includes Discord rewards
Ink Appears on the Page
$25 or more per On Hiatus 0 of 5 patrons
  • A Story Just For You!
    • Need a backstory for your D&D character? Maybe a just a starting point for your own work? Give me some basic directions such as theme, genre, and your overall expectations and I'll get to work!
    • Word count will vary on a lot of things, including the amount of detail you give me. Will aim for 500 minimum, no max. 
    • Rewrites and edits will be done on request, within reason of course.
Note: Will change limit based on my availability.
Includes Discord rewards