David Finniss is creating Articles, Stories, and Books
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My name is David Finniss.  I have been writing articles online for various websites since 2006.  I've written reviews of media, editorials, informative articles, some self help articles, news articles, and even pieces where I muse on something completely random like who would win in a fight between Vigo the Carpathian and the Care Bears.*

Why am I on Patreon? Well, I'd like to kick things up a notch.  I want to produce more original works: stories, an ongoing serialized series of novellas, and even novels.  Unfortunately, after some number crunching, I've realized that it isn't feasible without a little help.  With a small contribution, you can help me expand my operation so that I can tackle these bigger projects.

That's great for me, of course, but this is a 2 way street.  As a patron, you will get various perks including exclusive updates.  You will also get to see how the money that you invest gets handled via a monthly "audit", where I account for every dollar collected through the campaign.

In addition, you will receive other rewards based on how much you pledge.

$1 pledges get thanked in each blog post and get named in the acknowledgments on all short stories, novellas, and books. 

For $8 a month, not only will you be thanked, but a link to your site/blog/social media profile will also be featured on the blog.  In addition, patrons at this level will receive a $5 quarterly rebate.   

$12 patrons will be promoted on my social media pages, in addition to the main site.  In lieu of the $5 rebate, patrons at this level will receive $10 for every 3 months they remain a patron at this level.

You'll notice that I gravitated towards the "promotion" end of rewards. I figure that's a worthwhile value to you and it's a fairly easy reward to deliver, thus everybody wins.  

But wait it gets better! There's more content at various milestones

If the patreon hits $500 a month, I'll publish a free short story every month.

If the patreon hits $1,600 a month, I'll publish a free novella every month.

If the patreon hits $5,000 a month, a free novel will be published each year.  

It doesn't stop there, though.

There are several patreon creators out there that have taken the "BIG" (or basic income guarantee) pledge.  With it, creators give any "excess" income (usually over $1,000 a month) to other creators who want to build that floor.  Have I taken this pledge?

Well, sort of.  Alas, it is not logistically possible for me to go all in like that, but I did want to do something to help and advance the cause.  So, if the patreon hits $1,200 a month, at least 10% of the money pledged will go towards helping other creators here on Patreon make a living.

In a similar vein, if the patreon hits $4,000 a month another 10% (at least) will go to charity.  

Pledges can be changed or cancelled at any time.

You can find all of my online content on my blog at www.egonlongshanks.blogspot.com


*The Care Bears win, in case you were wondering.
Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Receive a personal thank you and mention at the top of every post on my blog. Also have your name listed in acknowledgements on all digitally published short stories, novellas, and novels.
Promotions plus rebate!
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
If the contributor has a Twitter, Facebook, blog, or website that they would like promoted, a link* to said page can be included in the thank you list on the blog. Also, receive a quarterly $5 rebate** sent back to you through paypal.

*Ideally, this won't be an issue, but for the sake of covering my own posterior, I'm going to throw on the standard disclaimer about reserving the right to turn down the link.  In that unlikely event, the contributor is free to offer up another in its stead.  If a viable substitute is not available, the contributor will still have access to the previous rewards and will have the difference refunded to them.

** Rebates will be paid quarterly or after 3 months of patronage at this level.
More promotions and more rebates!!
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Have your Twitter, Facebook, blog, or website promoted on not only my blog, but on my Twitter, Facebook, and Google + pages as well.  Promotions will occur on at least a monthly basis, if not more frequently.  Also receive a $10 quarterly rebate sent to you through paypal (in lieu of the $5, they don't stack,sorry). The quarterly rebate at this level works the same way the ones at the previous level do.

Other rewards are included, though the same disclaimer applies here as well.
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
If we hit this goal, I will release a digital short story every month, free of charge for patrons and non-patrons alike.
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My name is David Finniss.  I have been writing articles online for various websites since 2006.  I've written reviews of media, editorials, informative articles, some self help articles, news articles, and even pieces where I muse on something completely random like who would win in a fight between Vigo the Carpathian and the Care Bears.*

Why am I on Patreon? Well, I'd like to kick things up a notch.  I want to produce more original works: stories, an ongoing serialized series of novellas, and even novels.  Unfortunately, after some number crunching, I've realized that it isn't feasible without a little help.  With a small contribution, you can help me expand my operation so that I can tackle these bigger projects.

That's great for me, of course, but this is a 2 way street.  As a patron, you will get various perks including exclusive updates.  You will also get to see how the money that you invest gets handled via a monthly "audit", where I account for every dollar collected through the campaign.

In addition, you will receive other rewards based on how much you pledge.

$1 pledges get thanked in each blog post and get named in the acknowledgments on all short stories, novellas, and books. 

For $8 a month, not only will you be thanked, but a link to your site/blog/social media profile will also be featured on the blog.  In addition, patrons at this level will receive a $5 quarterly rebate.   

$12 patrons will be promoted on my social media pages, in addition to the main site.  In lieu of the $5 rebate, patrons at this level will receive $10 for every 3 months they remain a patron at this level.

You'll notice that I gravitated towards the "promotion" end of rewards. I figure that's a worthwhile value to you and it's a fairly easy reward to deliver, thus everybody wins.  

But wait it gets better! There's more content at various milestones

If the patreon hits $500 a month, I'll publish a free short story every month.

If the patreon hits $1,600 a month, I'll publish a free novella every month.

If the patreon hits $5,000 a month, a free novel will be published each year.  

It doesn't stop there, though.

There are several patreon creators out there that have taken the "BIG" (or basic income guarantee) pledge.  With it, creators give any "excess" income (usually over $1,000 a month) to other creators who want to build that floor.  Have I taken this pledge?

Well, sort of.  Alas, it is not logistically possible for me to go all in like that, but I did want to do something to help and advance the cause.  So, if the patreon hits $1,200 a month, at least 10% of the money pledged will go towards helping other creators here on Patreon make a living.

In a similar vein, if the patreon hits $4,000 a month another 10% (at least) will go to charity.  

Pledges can be changed or cancelled at any time.

You can find all of my online content on my blog at www.egonlongshanks.blogspot.com


*The Care Bears win, in case you were wondering.

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Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Receive a personal thank you and mention at the top of every post on my blog. Also have your name listed in acknowledgements on all digitally published short stories, novellas, and novels.
Promotions plus rebate!
$8 or more per month 0 patrons
If the contributor has a Twitter, Facebook, blog, or website that they would like promoted, a link* to said page can be included in the thank you list on the blog. Also, receive a quarterly $5 rebate** sent back to you through paypal.

*Ideally, this won't be an issue, but for the sake of covering my own posterior, I'm going to throw on the standard disclaimer about reserving the right to turn down the link.  In that unlikely event, the contributor is free to offer up another in its stead.  If a viable substitute is not available, the contributor will still have access to the previous rewards and will have the difference refunded to them.

** Rebates will be paid quarterly or after 3 months of patronage at this level.
More promotions and more rebates!!
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Have your Twitter, Facebook, blog, or website promoted on not only my blog, but on my Twitter, Facebook, and Google + pages as well.  Promotions will occur on at least a monthly basis, if not more frequently.  Also receive a $10 quarterly rebate sent to you through paypal (in lieu of the $5, they don't stack,sorry). The quarterly rebate at this level works the same way the ones at the previous level do.

Other rewards are included, though the same disclaimer applies here as well.