David Mckelvain is creating Literary works (articles, stories, books, nonfiction, fiction)
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patrons

$7
per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work
You have not pledged a dime yet, but I am grateful for your taking the time to look at what I am doing.
I am three chapters into my book, "The Souls of Our Travelling Shoes". I have included the first chapter in the post you will find on this page. The human heart and soul has always been my passion and the source of all my seeking. Not everyone you meet will fit neatly into a comfortable little spot that makes you feel comfortable. Some people will downright challenge your understanding. Some will be bigger than life, but appear ordinary on the surface. Some just need to be heard. I have not met a single person on this earth who was unworthy of or undeserving of being understood. I have never met a person that I couldn't walk away, better in some way for the experience.
My heartfelt desire and dedication is to the telling of as much as I am able, of this world and the experiences it will share with me. There is no place I will veer away from, and no fear that will possess me as I proceed with the work of my heart, and the miles that must pass under my travelling shoes. All of this involves expenses that I am not able to readily meet in a timely manner. Please scroll down to the posts, or click on posts,at the top of the page, for a sample from the book.
All I ask is that you read the first short chapter, and decide if it is a journey you wish to travel beside me on. You will make the difference, if you so choose.
Tiers
Getting Acquainted
$1 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
I want to know you. I am grateful for your help as I pursue my goals.  I want to share myself with you. If you pledge $1 per creation, you will have access to each chapter I write. Additionally, you will have full access to all blog posts, articles I write about my journey in writing the book, short fiction inspired by the chapter, and anything else I am inspired to create each month.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $1/month if you wish.

Fueling the Dream
$3 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 1 patron
I appreciate the person you are. I am grateful for your help as I pursue my goals.

With your $3 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, you are eligible to be chosen for an interview about anything you and I can agree would be interesting, helpful, or inspiring to my readers. I will select a few people as I proceed, based on things I learn about you from your posts, etc. You are free to opt out of being selected for interview.

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $3/month if you wish. 

We've Made a Connection
$5 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 1 patron
I'm beginning to love you.  

I appreciate your generosity. I am grateful for your help as I pursue my goals.

With your $5 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, and at no charge, you will be given a behind the scenes view of each chapter of the book. This may include, photographs, personal observations not included in the chapter, and other material that gives a more intimate view of the writing of the chapter. This bonus material will not be charged. It is pure Bonus!

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $5/month if you wish. 

Building Something Very Good
$7 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
Pretty certain I love you, because your pledge is literally making a big difference as I move toward publication.

With your $7 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, you will have access to even more bonus material, such as photographs, video, and audio recordings that are made on location, as I gather material, conduct interviews, etc., for the book and related projects.

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $7/month if you wish. 

Communication
$10 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
This is where it begins to get really good. You can't imagine my gratitude for the fact that you appreciate my efforts enough to step up to this level. 

With your $10 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, I will give you my ear, through giving my personal email address to you... For no other reason than that I would like to know your thoughts and feedback concerning the book, and anything else you feel is important to talk about.

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $10/month if you wish. 

Collaboration
$20 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
I sense that we share a common passion, and it is apparent because of your generosity. You have my undying gratitude.

 With your $20 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, everyone at this level or above will be given the opportunity to offer input, and direction for additional creative projects connected to the book, as well as promotional events as it comes together. 

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $20/month if you wish. 

Goals
$7 of $80 per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work
When I reach this goal, I will travel to New Mexico, and conduct the interviews for the chapter about "Moonrise, Hernandez New Mexico". If you are not already familiar with this important photograph taken by Ansel Adams in 1941, check the link below to view it for yourself. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/U0YX0PV7oSQ/hqdefault.jpg
This chapter will be devoted to telling the story behind the famous image. I will endeavor to connect as many pieces as possible, to tell the story of the life that was going on that day, as he hurriedly set up his Camera, and snapped the single image before he lost the light. You and I will learn of the happy children; possibly the marriage conducted in the adobe church that day; the departed laid to rest among the white crosses of the graveyard; the struggles, and the passions of these people... forgotten before, and forgotten since. Their story calls to me from that image, and telling it has been a consuming passion for years.
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You have not pledged a dime yet, but I am grateful for your taking the time to look at what I am doing.
I am three chapters into my book, "The Souls of Our Travelling Shoes". I have included the first chapter in the post you will find on this page. The human heart and soul has always been my passion and the source of all my seeking. Not everyone you meet will fit neatly into a comfortable little spot that makes you feel comfortable. Some people will downright challenge your understanding. Some will be bigger than life, but appear ordinary on the surface. Some just need to be heard. I have not met a single person on this earth who was unworthy of or undeserving of being understood. I have never met a person that I couldn't walk away, better in some way for the experience.
My heartfelt desire and dedication is to the telling of as much as I am able, of this world and the experiences it will share with me. There is no place I will veer away from, and no fear that will possess me as I proceed with the work of my heart, and the miles that must pass under my travelling shoes. All of this involves expenses that I am not able to readily meet in a timely manner. Please scroll down to the posts, or click on posts,at the top of the page, for a sample from the book.
All I ask is that you read the first short chapter, and decide if it is a journey you wish to travel beside me on. You will make the difference, if you so choose.

Recent posts by David Mckelvain

Tiers
Getting Acquainted
$1 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
I want to know you. I am grateful for your help as I pursue my goals.  I want to share myself with you. If you pledge $1 per creation, you will have access to each chapter I write. Additionally, you will have full access to all blog posts, articles I write about my journey in writing the book, short fiction inspired by the chapter, and anything else I am inspired to create each month.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $1/month if you wish.

Fueling the Dream
$3 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 1 patron
I appreciate the person you are. I am grateful for your help as I pursue my goals.

With your $3 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, you are eligible to be chosen for an interview about anything you and I can agree would be interesting, helpful, or inspiring to my readers. I will select a few people as I proceed, based on things I learn about you from your posts, etc. You are free to opt out of being selected for interview.

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $3/month if you wish. 

We've Made a Connection
$5 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 1 patron
I'm beginning to love you.  

I appreciate your generosity. I am grateful for your help as I pursue my goals.

With your $5 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, and at no charge, you will be given a behind the scenes view of each chapter of the book. This may include, photographs, personal observations not included in the chapter, and other material that gives a more intimate view of the writing of the chapter. This bonus material will not be charged. It is pure Bonus!

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $5/month if you wish. 

Building Something Very Good
$7 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
Pretty certain I love you, because your pledge is literally making a big difference as I move toward publication.

With your $7 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, you will have access to even more bonus material, such as photographs, video, and audio recordings that are made on location, as I gather material, conduct interviews, etc., for the book and related projects.

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $7/month if you wish. 

Communication
$10 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
This is where it begins to get really good. You can't imagine my gratitude for the fact that you appreciate my efforts enough to step up to this level. 

With your $10 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, I will give you my ear, through giving my personal email address to you... For no other reason than that I would like to know your thoughts and feedback concerning the book, and anything else you feel is important to talk about.

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $10/month if you wish. 

Collaboration
$20 or more per Chapter, Article, Short Story, other written work 0 patrons
I sense that we share a common passion, and it is apparent because of your generosity. You have my undying gratitude.

 With your $20 per creation pledge, you have access to everything listed above. 

Additionally, everyone at this level or above will be given the opportunity to offer input, and direction for additional creative projects connected to the book, as well as promotional events as it comes together. 

(See above for all details about the other rewards)

  REMEMBER, YOU CAN PUT A DOLLAR LIMIT ON YOUR PLEDGE FOR EACH MONTH. (In other words, I may write 3 or more chapters, and other pieces, but you can literally limit it to $20/month if you wish.