Groviglio Prinz is creating Fabule Urbane, an urban fantasy episodic narrative
5

patrons

$13
per Fabula published
(Per la versione in italiano di questa pagina, clicca qui!)

Tales from the City
is an urban-fantasy narrative via blog that borrows the episodic structure of a TV series. Each episode, called "Fables", follows the point of view of one of four loosely related characters - a temp worker of the arcane, a nurse with a secret life, an activist for the rights of supernatural creatures and an enforcer struggling with dangerous tasks and complicated private issues - during their everyday life in a society recovering from a mystical catastrophe,  torn between the need to accept radical changes and the wish to cling to its most ordinary, conforting habits, while facing the resurface of humanity deepest fears.
The main inspiration for the fantasy side of the setting comes from the folklore of the Mediterranean area, especially Italy, a treasure chest of eerie, marvelous, disturbing creatures, practices and beliefs surprisingly rarely used in literature.
Written in Italian (but if you are interested and can't read Italian please, stay with me a bit more, there's a paragraph for you later on this page) and updating two times a week (usually on Tuesday and Friday), the first season of Tales from the City is in full swing, and already counts more than 50000 words.

What will be published on Patreon: ghosts, goblins and Gods

Tales from the City
is free to read, and distributed under Creative Commons license
, and will stay that way, but this doesn't mean that there will not be juicy extras for patrons.
As I already said, the world of the Tales is full of fantastic elements inspired mainly by mythology, legends and tradition from Italy and other Mediterranenan cultures (but also from Northern and Eastern Europe), and most of the posts here on Patreon will be analysis of those elements: a recount of traditional tales about spirits and monsters, explanations of the clues to the identity of creatures shown in the Fables, the origins of a belief, a superstition or a magical practice.
A weird and mysterious path that will lead us to talk about dragon-women from Greece, best ways to protect someone from witches and the evil eye, distinctive features of the various families of Italian pixies, attributes of Egyptian goddesses, and vampires that don't dislike daylight.
And that's just for starters.

"I can't read Italian, why should I be interested?"

Good question, isn't it? Well, if you're still reading, chances are you already found something that caught your attention in this project. In this case, the good news are that a full translation of Tales from the City in English is already in the plans, that every content published on Patreon will be bilingual (English and Italian) and that, when it makes sense, pledge rewards can be delivered in English if the patron prefers so.
A little support to this page is a way for you to help having Tales from the City translated sooner than later, while already enjoying the exclusive contents for patrons.

About me

I've always been intrigued by mythology, legends and folk stories, both as an academic subject and a powerful form of storytelling, and this passion has played a role in shaping me in an avid reader of speculative fiction and a professional of the written words... usually those of other people. I work or have worked as editor and proofreader, translator, publishing consultant, creative writing teacher, content and ghost writer (no actual ghost involved, sadly), saving little precious space for my creativity.
But lately I've decided it's time to give it more freedom to express itself. Beware!
To read some sample of my writing, in Italian and English, you can check my DeviantArt page.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Fabula published
1 patron
Temp Worker of the Arcane

1$ may seem a small thing, but I assure you that's a big help, and greatly appreciated. You get access to the Patreon activity stream and to the posts I'll publish here.

1$ può sembrare poco, ma ti assicuro che è di grande aiuto, e l'apprezzo moltissimo. Ottieni l'accesso allo stream di Patreon e ai contenuti che pubblicherò qui. 
Pledge $3 or more per Fabula published
4 patrons
Spiritistic Operator

For such a level of commitment I will thank you as a patron on the blog and in the e-book collections of Tales from the City (with whatever name you prefer... within reason!), and I'll also share with you early informations on new projects and previews of translations and illustrations, as soon as they'll be avaible.

Per un tale coinvolgimento ti ringrazierò come patrono sul blog e nelle raccolte e-book di Tales from the City (con il nome che preferisci... nei limiti del ragionevole!) e condividerò con te notizie su nuovi progetti e anteprime delle traduzioni e delle illustrazioni, appena saranno disponibili
Pledge $5 or more per Fabula published
1 patron
Follower of the 47

You're getting serious on this, don't you? You get everything from the 1 and 3$ levels, and will also receive a free copy of the e-book collection of the first season of Tales from the City as soon as it will be released.

Stai facendo sul serio, eh? Ottieni le ricompense dei livelli 1 e 3$, e riceverai anche una copia gratuita della raccolta in e-book della prima stagione di Tales from the City non appena sarà pubblicata.
Pledge $10 or more per Fabula published
1 patron
EXO Agent
 
Wow, are you sure? Besides everything from previous levels, you'll also take part in some Q&A: I'll collect what my 10$+ patrons will be asking about the characters and the world of Tales from the City (or other somehow related topics) and every month I'll answer at least three of those questions in a dedicated post on Patreon.

Wow, sei sicuro di quello che stai facendo? Oltre a tutte le ricompense dei livelli precedenti, potrai farmi delle domande: registrerò tutto quello che i patroni di questo livello e di quelli successivi mi chiederanno riguardo ai personaggi e al mondo di Tales from the City (o ad argomenti in qualche modo collegati) e ogni mese risponderò ad almeno tre di queste domande in un post specifico su Patreon.
Pledge $20 or more per Fabula published
0 patrons
Street Exorcist

For such amazing support you don't only deserve everything from previous levels, but also to be part of the creation of this world! Tell me about a creature or monster from real-world mythology and folklore, a spooky or weird object or place, or an aspect of a magical tradition that you would like to see appear in my stories, and I'll find a way to give it the Tales from the City treatment.

Per questo sostegno straordinario ti meriti non solo ogni ricompensa dai livelli precedenti, ma anche di partecipare alla creazione di questo mondo! Indicami una creatura o un mostro della mitologia o del folklore del mondo reale, un oggetto o un luogo bizzarro o spaventoso, o un qualche aspetto di una tradizione magica che ti piacerebbe vedere nelle mie storie, e troverò il modo di inserirlo nei Tales from the City.
Pledge $30 or more per Fabula published
0 of 20 patrons
Urban Shaman

The less I can do for someone who believes so much in this project is devote some of my time to him. You get everything from previous levels, and every month we'll also have an at-least-one-hour-long chat via Skype or Hangout, during which we could read and discuss something you wrote, exchange tips, tricks and opinions about creative writing, editing and the publishing market, or enjoy some geeky talk about books, comics, movies and pen&paper rpg. Your call!

Il minimo che posso fare per qualcuno che crede così tanto in questo progetto è dedicargli un po' del mio tempo. Ottieni tutte le ricompense dei livelli precedenti, e ogni mese avremo una chiacchierata di almeno un'ora su Skype o Hangout, durante la quale potremo leggere e commentare qualcosa che hai scritto, scambiarci consigli, trucchi e opinioni sulla scrittura, l'editing e il mercato editoriale, o goderci una conversazione geek su libri, fumetti, film e giochi di ruolo. Scegli tu!
Pledge $50 or more per Fabula published
0 of 10 patrons
Fury

I don't know what to say, you're awesome! And you look great, you know? Besides receiving my neverending gratitude and everything from the 1, 3, 5, 10 and 20$ levels, I'll also write something for you, and I'll do it again every 3 months of this pledging. It will be a short story between 1500 and 2000 words, and you can choose if let me surprise you (tread carefully here!) or ask for a particular topic, for specific characters to be used, for a scene you really want to read and/or for a different format, if you have something special in mind. I'll write in my own style, but I'll do my best to grant every request you may have.

Sono senza parole, sei incredibile! E anche in gran forma, sai? Oltre a ricevere la mia eterna gratitudine e tutte le ricompense dei livelli da 1 a 20$, scriverò qualcosa per te, e lo farò di nuovo per ogni 3 mesi in cui manterrai questo livello di donazione. Si tratterà di un racconto tra le 1500 e le 2000 parole, e puoi scegliere se lasciarmi la libertà di sorprenderti (a tuo rischio e pericolo!) o richiedere un argomento in particolare, l'uso di nomi o personaggi specifici, una scena che desideri tanto leggere o anche una struttura diversa dal solito, se hai in mente qualcosa di speciale. Scriverò nel mio stile, ma farò del mio meglio per soddisfare le tue richieste.
Goals
$13 of $50 per Fabula published
Let's get rid of those pesky ads on the blog!
1 of 4
(Per la versione in italiano di questa pagina, clicca qui!)

Tales from the City
is an urban-fantasy narrative via blog that borrows the episodic structure of a TV series. Each episode, called "Fables", follows the point of view of one of four loosely related characters - a temp worker of the arcane, a nurse with a secret life, an activist for the rights of supernatural creatures and an enforcer struggling with dangerous tasks and complicated private issues - during their everyday life in a society recovering from a mystical catastrophe,  torn between the need to accept radical changes and the wish to cling to its most ordinary, conforting habits, while facing the resurface of humanity deepest fears.
The main inspiration for the fantasy side of the setting comes from the folklore of the Mediterranean area, especially Italy, a treasure chest of eerie, marvelous, disturbing creatures, practices and beliefs surprisingly rarely used in literature.
Written in Italian (but if you are interested and can't read Italian please, stay with me a bit more, there's a paragraph for you later on this page) and updating two times a week (usually on Tuesday and Friday), the first season of Tales from the City is in full swing, and already counts more than 50000 words.

What will be published on Patreon: ghosts, goblins and Gods

Tales from the City
is free to read, and distributed under Creative Commons license
, and will stay that way, but this doesn't mean that there will not be juicy extras for patrons.
As I already said, the world of the Tales is full of fantastic elements inspired mainly by mythology, legends and tradition from Italy and other Mediterranenan cultures (but also from Northern and Eastern Europe), and most of the posts here on Patreon will be analysis of those elements: a recount of traditional tales about spirits and monsters, explanations of the clues to the identity of creatures shown in the Fables, the origins of a belief, a superstition or a magical practice.
A weird and mysterious path that will lead us to talk about dragon-women from Greece, best ways to protect someone from witches and the evil eye, distinctive features of the various families of Italian pixies, attributes of Egyptian goddesses, and vampires that don't dislike daylight.
And that's just for starters.

"I can't read Italian, why should I be interested?"

Good question, isn't it? Well, if you're still reading, chances are you already found something that caught your attention in this project. In this case, the good news are that a full translation of Tales from the City in English is already in the plans, that every content published on Patreon will be bilingual (English and Italian) and that, when it makes sense, pledge rewards can be delivered in English if the patron prefers so.
A little support to this page is a way for you to help having Tales from the City translated sooner than later, while already enjoying the exclusive contents for patrons.

About me

I've always been intrigued by mythology, legends and folk stories, both as an academic subject and a powerful form of storytelling, and this passion has played a role in shaping me in an avid reader of speculative fiction and a professional of the written words... usually those of other people. I work or have worked as editor and proofreader, translator, publishing consultant, creative writing teacher, content and ghost writer (no actual ghost involved, sadly), saving little precious space for my creativity.
But lately I've decided it's time to give it more freedom to express itself. Beware!
To read some sample of my writing, in Italian and English, you can check my DeviantArt page.

Recent posts by Groviglio Prinz

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Fabula published
1 patron
Temp Worker of the Arcane

1$ may seem a small thing, but I assure you that's a big help, and greatly appreciated. You get access to the Patreon activity stream and to the posts I'll publish here.

1$ può sembrare poco, ma ti assicuro che è di grande aiuto, e l'apprezzo moltissimo. Ottieni l'accesso allo stream di Patreon e ai contenuti che pubblicherò qui. 
Pledge $3 or more per Fabula published
4 patrons
Spiritistic Operator

For such a level of commitment I will thank you as a patron on the blog and in the e-book collections of Tales from the City (with whatever name you prefer... within reason!), and I'll also share with you early informations on new projects and previews of translations and illustrations, as soon as they'll be avaible.

Per un tale coinvolgimento ti ringrazierò come patrono sul blog e nelle raccolte e-book di Tales from the City (con il nome che preferisci... nei limiti del ragionevole!) e condividerò con te notizie su nuovi progetti e anteprime delle traduzioni e delle illustrazioni, appena saranno disponibili
Pledge $5 or more per Fabula published
1 patron
Follower of the 47

You're getting serious on this, don't you? You get everything from the 1 and 3$ levels, and will also receive a free copy of the e-book collection of the first season of Tales from the City as soon as it will be released.

Stai facendo sul serio, eh? Ottieni le ricompense dei livelli 1 e 3$, e riceverai anche una copia gratuita della raccolta in e-book della prima stagione di Tales from the City non appena sarà pubblicata.
Pledge $10 or more per Fabula published
1 patron
EXO Agent
 
Wow, are you sure? Besides everything from previous levels, you'll also take part in some Q&A: I'll collect what my 10$+ patrons will be asking about the characters and the world of Tales from the City (or other somehow related topics) and every month I'll answer at least three of those questions in a dedicated post on Patreon.

Wow, sei sicuro di quello che stai facendo? Oltre a tutte le ricompense dei livelli precedenti, potrai farmi delle domande: registrerò tutto quello che i patroni di questo livello e di quelli successivi mi chiederanno riguardo ai personaggi e al mondo di Tales from the City (o ad argomenti in qualche modo collegati) e ogni mese risponderò ad almeno tre di queste domande in un post specifico su Patreon.
Pledge $20 or more per Fabula published
0 patrons
Street Exorcist

For such amazing support you don't only deserve everything from previous levels, but also to be part of the creation of this world! Tell me about a creature or monster from real-world mythology and folklore, a spooky or weird object or place, or an aspect of a magical tradition that you would like to see appear in my stories, and I'll find a way to give it the Tales from the City treatment.

Per questo sostegno straordinario ti meriti non solo ogni ricompensa dai livelli precedenti, ma anche di partecipare alla creazione di questo mondo! Indicami una creatura o un mostro della mitologia o del folklore del mondo reale, un oggetto o un luogo bizzarro o spaventoso, o un qualche aspetto di una tradizione magica che ti piacerebbe vedere nelle mie storie, e troverò il modo di inserirlo nei Tales from the City.
Pledge $30 or more per Fabula published
0 of 20 patrons
Urban Shaman

The less I can do for someone who believes so much in this project is devote some of my time to him. You get everything from previous levels, and every month we'll also have an at-least-one-hour-long chat via Skype or Hangout, during which we could read and discuss something you wrote, exchange tips, tricks and opinions about creative writing, editing and the publishing market, or enjoy some geeky talk about books, comics, movies and pen&paper rpg. Your call!

Il minimo che posso fare per qualcuno che crede così tanto in questo progetto è dedicargli un po' del mio tempo. Ottieni tutte le ricompense dei livelli precedenti, e ogni mese avremo una chiacchierata di almeno un'ora su Skype o Hangout, durante la quale potremo leggere e commentare qualcosa che hai scritto, scambiarci consigli, trucchi e opinioni sulla scrittura, l'editing e il mercato editoriale, o goderci una conversazione geek su libri, fumetti, film e giochi di ruolo. Scegli tu!
Pledge $50 or more per Fabula published
0 of 10 patrons
Fury

I don't know what to say, you're awesome! And you look great, you know? Besides receiving my neverending gratitude and everything from the 1, 3, 5, 10 and 20$ levels, I'll also write something for you, and I'll do it again every 3 months of this pledging. It will be a short story between 1500 and 2000 words, and you can choose if let me surprise you (tread carefully here!) or ask for a particular topic, for specific characters to be used, for a scene you really want to read and/or for a different format, if you have something special in mind. I'll write in my own style, but I'll do my best to grant every request you may have.

Sono senza parole, sei incredibile! E anche in gran forma, sai? Oltre a ricevere la mia eterna gratitudine e tutte le ricompense dei livelli da 1 a 20$, scriverò qualcosa per te, e lo farò di nuovo per ogni 3 mesi in cui manterrai questo livello di donazione. Si tratterà di un racconto tra le 1500 e le 2000 parole, e puoi scegliere se lasciarmi la libertà di sorprenderti (a tuo rischio e pericolo!) o richiedere un argomento in particolare, l'uso di nomi o personaggi specifici, una scena che desideri tanto leggere o anche una struttura diversa dal solito, se hai in mente qualcosa di speciale. Scriverò nel mio stile, ma farò del mio meglio per soddisfare le tue richieste.