Jason Italic is creating Action-packed webfiction
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Hi there. I'm Jason Italic. Let me give you the short version of this, first: I write serialized fiction in the Young Adult/New Adult vein, with a lot of inspiration from all the shows that get on "90s kid" nostalgia lists. You can find my work at http://italicserials.wordpress.com for free.
So that's the short version. Let's get into some questions, then, and really dig at this actual Patreon.

QUESTION ONE: Do I need to pay to read your work?
Nope! Well, I should clarify. All of the "main" work going forward(with the possibility this will change in the future etc. etc., legal speak) will be available at Italic Serials on a weekly basis, for free. There will be no paid backlogs if you want to read an older story. From the first story on Italic Serials, Hard Mode, you will have full access to everything that goes up for as long as I can maintain that.

But, there's always a but. And this but is in two pieces. First, the older OLDER work. That stuff isn't going up. You can still find it on Amazon, but honestly? I don't want to put that stuff up instead of new content.

Second, extra stuff. Short stories, sidestories in pre-existing universes, all kinds of stuff like that. That sort of stuff will largely end up here, as a Patreon exclusive. Because who doesn't love getting something extra for their pay-in? There's already a handful of short stories up as I write this, and more will be on its way as I ramp up this whole Patreon.

But, none of that stuff will be necessary to the stories I post on Italic Serials. You will always be able to get a full experience without spending a penny. It's just that spending that penny will get you some more totally awesome stuff.

QUESTION TWO: How does this payment work?

Pretty simple. This is a monthly campaign. As of this writing, every month you'll get four new chapters(whether or not you're a patron), and at the start of the month, you get charged whatever you pledged. I intend to increase the amount of content I produce, as well, to make it a better value.

QUESTION THREE: What will this money be going towards?
A couple of things, actually.

First and foremost is my continued ability to eat. The whole idea here is to be able to, hopefully and eventually, have this be my career. As in, support myself on it. With cash flow, I can pay my bills, buy groceries, all those things you do with income to continue survival and basic comfort.

Second, is enhancing the rewards here. I've got some cool ideas for extra little shiny things to give you folks, once I can get things rolling. Handmade notebooks, pinback buttons, chapbooks of the short stories, all kinds of things. But of course, doing those takes resources, and some things I want to do for you will straight up take getting new equipment, especially to do it at a larger scale.

Third, is enhancing the site itself. Honestly, this one is more for once I get things moving, but I'd love to be able to do private hosting for more guaranteed freedom and functionality, a domain that isn't a low-rent .wordpress.com special, and some more features on the site itself. Nothing needs to be major, of course, we're not trying to turn this into a flash-laden graphical bonanza, but even these small changes mean more expenses.

QUESTION FOUR: How can I help if I can't pay in?

Simple! Share my work. Link your friends to it. Draw some fanart, if you'e of that persuasion. Tweet about the latest story, maybe make up a goofy romantic shipping hashtag that's a portmanteu of two characters' names. Hell, just...Be a fan. Read my work, and enjoy it. I'd rather have a dozen readers looking at my stuff for free, than one eccentric patron who backed me entirely at random without seeing what I'm producing. (Yes, that's a bit of an extreme example, but the point remains)

I think that covers most of the important information. I hope you find my work to your liking, and I hope to see you as a backer soon! Have a good day, and if nothing else, enjoy the fiction over at https://italicserials.wordpress.com. Hope to see you there!
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Pledge $1 or more per creation
0 patrons
Let me just say thank you. This level receives access to the Patreon activity stream, including short stories, side stories, and any further content that goes up in that twisted mass.
Goals
$0 of $10 per creation
Once we hit this basic level, I'll start bundling up digital copies of each finished story, in your standard PDF/EPUB/MOBI trio. These will go up for download on the Patreon, so every patron will get access for no further cost.
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Hi there. I'm Jason Italic. Let me give you the short version of this, first: I write serialized fiction in the Young Adult/New Adult vein, with a lot of inspiration from all the shows that get on "90s kid" nostalgia lists. You can find my work at http://italicserials.wordpress.com for free.
So that's the short version. Let's get into some questions, then, and really dig at this actual Patreon.

QUESTION ONE: Do I need to pay to read your work?
Nope! Well, I should clarify. All of the "main" work going forward(with the possibility this will change in the future etc. etc., legal speak) will be available at Italic Serials on a weekly basis, for free. There will be no paid backlogs if you want to read an older story. From the first story on Italic Serials, Hard Mode, you will have full access to everything that goes up for as long as I can maintain that.

But, there's always a but. And this but is in two pieces. First, the older OLDER work. That stuff isn't going up. You can still find it on Amazon, but honestly? I don't want to put that stuff up instead of new content.

Second, extra stuff. Short stories, sidestories in pre-existing universes, all kinds of stuff like that. That sort of stuff will largely end up here, as a Patreon exclusive. Because who doesn't love getting something extra for their pay-in? There's already a handful of short stories up as I write this, and more will be on its way as I ramp up this whole Patreon.

But, none of that stuff will be necessary to the stories I post on Italic Serials. You will always be able to get a full experience without spending a penny. It's just that spending that penny will get you some more totally awesome stuff.

QUESTION TWO: How does this payment work?

Pretty simple. This is a monthly campaign. As of this writing, every month you'll get four new chapters(whether or not you're a patron), and at the start of the month, you get charged whatever you pledged. I intend to increase the amount of content I produce, as well, to make it a better value.

QUESTION THREE: What will this money be going towards?
A couple of things, actually.

First and foremost is my continued ability to eat. The whole idea here is to be able to, hopefully and eventually, have this be my career. As in, support myself on it. With cash flow, I can pay my bills, buy groceries, all those things you do with income to continue survival and basic comfort.

Second, is enhancing the rewards here. I've got some cool ideas for extra little shiny things to give you folks, once I can get things rolling. Handmade notebooks, pinback buttons, chapbooks of the short stories, all kinds of things. But of course, doing those takes resources, and some things I want to do for you will straight up take getting new equipment, especially to do it at a larger scale.

Third, is enhancing the site itself. Honestly, this one is more for once I get things moving, but I'd love to be able to do private hosting for more guaranteed freedom and functionality, a domain that isn't a low-rent .wordpress.com special, and some more features on the site itself. Nothing needs to be major, of course, we're not trying to turn this into a flash-laden graphical bonanza, but even these small changes mean more expenses.

QUESTION FOUR: How can I help if I can't pay in?

Simple! Share my work. Link your friends to it. Draw some fanart, if you'e of that persuasion. Tweet about the latest story, maybe make up a goofy romantic shipping hashtag that's a portmanteu of two characters' names. Hell, just...Be a fan. Read my work, and enjoy it. I'd rather have a dozen readers looking at my stuff for free, than one eccentric patron who backed me entirely at random without seeing what I'm producing. (Yes, that's a bit of an extreme example, but the point remains)

I think that covers most of the important information. I hope you find my work to your liking, and I hope to see you as a backer soon! Have a good day, and if nothing else, enjoy the fiction over at https://italicserials.wordpress.com. Hope to see you there!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per creation
0 patrons
Let me just say thank you. This level receives access to the Patreon activity stream, including short stories, side stories, and any further content that goes up in that twisted mass.