James T Wood is creating Word-piles
6

patrons

$110
per month
Thank you! 

If you're just glancing at this page, thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to see what's going on in mine. 

If you're checking in to see what I've been up to lately, thank you for caring about my work and growth as a creator. 

If you're considering supporting what I do, thank you for being willing to share your time and energy (through money) so I can spend more of my time and energy on making stuff. 

A little bit more about that making stuff (if you're on the fence and not sure if you want to share your time and energy with me): 

I make word-piles. Sometimes they're novel-sized piles. Sometimes they're shaped more like a poem or a podcast or flash fiction. Sometimes they're a call to whimsy and delight and other times they might tip over and crush you by their weight, bury you in grief, and lead you through to the other side. 

I wish (sometimes when I'm feeling desperate and poor) that my word-piles were neat and tidy, that they fit into one category, that I could create a Brand™ and tap into a Market™. But that's not me. That's not who I am as a creator or a person. I'm a pathological polymath. I can't contain my interests in one genre, one form, or one topic. I'm not going to put out four-hour-long podcasts diving into a specific historical event. 

I will continue to create out of a sense of calling, a vocation. I will continue to share what I make with you as I figure out what it is and you all can find me (thanks again for doing the work to find me, that's not a simple thing and it's a big deal that you did it). So it might be a comedy-action-romance novel about a slacker with super powers. It might be epic fantasy inspired by Celtic monasticism and the magic of music. It might be poems attempting to express an instant of emotion that resonates through time and space. It might be podcasts about hope or neuroscience or theology.

I don't know. But I'm going to do my best today and try to do better tomorrow. 
Tiers
Diminutive Word-Piles
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. 
Substantial Word-Piles
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
All the first-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available.)

PLUS: unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. 
Voluminous Word-Piles
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app.) 

PLUS: Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems. 
Elephantine Word-Piles
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems.) 

PLUS: Backgrounds and outlines for fiction, and poems paired with images.  
Gargantuan Word-Piles
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems. Backgrounds and outlines for fiction, and poems paired with images.) 

PLUS: Your name in the description of the podcast AND in future books that I publish. 
Brobdingnagian Word-Piles
$50 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems. Backgrounds and outlines for fiction, and poems paired with images. Your name in the description of the podcast AND in future books that I publish.) 

PLUS: A signed copy of a book of your choice! 
Goals
$110 of $200 per month
Produce me! 

Dude, I'm not a producer. I wish I was, but I'm the diva-talent (we all know it, I'm just saying it). You should help me pay a producer some money for doing well what I do so, so poorly. 
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Thank you! 

If you're just glancing at this page, thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to see what's going on in mine. 

If you're checking in to see what I've been up to lately, thank you for caring about my work and growth as a creator. 

If you're considering supporting what I do, thank you for being willing to share your time and energy (through money) so I can spend more of my time and energy on making stuff. 

A little bit more about that making stuff (if you're on the fence and not sure if you want to share your time and energy with me): 

I make word-piles. Sometimes they're novel-sized piles. Sometimes they're shaped more like a poem or a podcast or flash fiction. Sometimes they're a call to whimsy and delight and other times they might tip over and crush you by their weight, bury you in grief, and lead you through to the other side. 

I wish (sometimes when I'm feeling desperate and poor) that my word-piles were neat and tidy, that they fit into one category, that I could create a Brand™ and tap into a Market™. But that's not me. That's not who I am as a creator or a person. I'm a pathological polymath. I can't contain my interests in one genre, one form, or one topic. I'm not going to put out four-hour-long podcasts diving into a specific historical event. 

I will continue to create out of a sense of calling, a vocation. I will continue to share what I make with you as I figure out what it is and you all can find me (thanks again for doing the work to find me, that's not a simple thing and it's a big deal that you did it). So it might be a comedy-action-romance novel about a slacker with super powers. It might be epic fantasy inspired by Celtic monasticism and the magic of music. It might be poems attempting to express an instant of emotion that resonates through time and space. It might be podcasts about hope or neuroscience or theology.

I don't know. But I'm going to do my best today and try to do better tomorrow. 

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Tiers
Diminutive Word-Piles
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. 
Substantial Word-Piles
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
All the first-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available.)

PLUS: unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. 
Voluminous Word-Piles
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app.) 

PLUS: Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems. 
Elephantine Word-Piles
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems.) 

PLUS: Backgrounds and outlines for fiction, and poems paired with images.  
Gargantuan Word-Piles
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems. Backgrounds and outlines for fiction, and poems paired with images.) 

PLUS: Your name in the description of the podcast AND in future books that I publish. 
Brobdingnagian Word-Piles
$50 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
All the lower-tier stuff (Early access to podcasts through the Patreon app, everyone gets a free ebook of my first novel Like Mind, and haiku that I write when they're available. Unabridged versions of the podcasts through the Patreon app. Scripts for podcasts, early access to chapters of stories or short stories, and longer form poems. Backgrounds and outlines for fiction, and poems paired with images. Your name in the description of the podcast AND in future books that I publish.) 

PLUS: A signed copy of a book of your choice!