Rachel (LiaS) is creating Stories
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The greeting on pages like this are by far the most intimidating part, in my opinion. It's like the introduction to that essay that I wrote in tenth grade where my teacher circled the first sentence and drew a big, fat question mark above it with a red pen. She was confused, and good hell, so was I. Introductions are tough.

For me, the power that the written word holds is insurmountable. Growing up, I was lost in the worlds and lives of others from a few simple written words, and I found solace and comfort among characters that have never truly existed. That didn't matter to me -in my mind, they were real and tangible and true. I imagined them outside of their chapters, the things they did when the curtain came down and the lights on the stage went off. I imagined them growing old with me, changing, maturing, becoming greater than they already were.

Then, I started telling stories, too.

I've always loved writing. I've found old essays and short stories as far back as third grade where I struggled in a hideous rendition of cursive to make the people in my mind come to life on a wide-ruled piece of paper. I fought to understand why 'no one' was two words. I wanted every single heroine to wear heavy chainmail. They always slayed the dragon, and the prince had to ride on the back of the horse during the long trip home.

My dreams have always surrounded me writing and inspiring others the way stories have continuously inspired me. The most difficult lessons I've learned, I overcame through writing. The greatest hardships that I have had to endure were softened by my favorite hero enduring it, too. I have always wanted to give back, to bring my own characters to life in a way that could help someone else the way that I have always been helped since I first began reading.

So, if you're here, thank you. I have always believed that you can never succeed alone. There was always that scraggly old man on the side of the road in fantasy novels that spoke up in defense of the hero, the same as there was that one woman that helped me collect twenty-four dented cans of corn from the Wal-Mart parking lot after I tipped my shopping cart. We succeed through the support of others, be it through their contributions and encouragement, or be it between the pages of a novel that resonated through you so powerfully that you had to pause in your reading in order to compose yourself because the protagonist just understood you.

So, thank you. I wouldn't be here without you.
Tiers
Bronze
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Sneak peek of future chapters
  • Shout out in each chapter notes posted on Tumblr/Ao3
Silver
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • Name and link to blog on sidebar of my Tumblr page with shout out
Gold
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Behind scenes access to outline/character arcs
Diamond
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • All previous rewards
  • Weigh-in and vote on specific outcomes within plot/world
  • Hand-written thank you card mailed to you
  • My eternal love
Cool Cats Club
$50 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Character based off of person written into fic with a key plot piece
  • My eternal love and some of my soul too
Goals
$39 of $50 per month
When we hit $50.00 per month, I will put each patrons' name into a drawing and randomly select one. Whoever is chosen in the drawing will be able to request a one-shot prompt, be it a fanfic request or an original request.
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The greeting on pages like this are by far the most intimidating part, in my opinion. It's like the introduction to that essay that I wrote in tenth grade where my teacher circled the first sentence and drew a big, fat question mark above it with a red pen. She was confused, and good hell, so was I. Introductions are tough.

For me, the power that the written word holds is insurmountable. Growing up, I was lost in the worlds and lives of others from a few simple written words, and I found solace and comfort among characters that have never truly existed. That didn't matter to me -in my mind, they were real and tangible and true. I imagined them outside of their chapters, the things they did when the curtain came down and the lights on the stage went off. I imagined them growing old with me, changing, maturing, becoming greater than they already were.

Then, I started telling stories, too.

I've always loved writing. I've found old essays and short stories as far back as third grade where I struggled in a hideous rendition of cursive to make the people in my mind come to life on a wide-ruled piece of paper. I fought to understand why 'no one' was two words. I wanted every single heroine to wear heavy chainmail. They always slayed the dragon, and the prince had to ride on the back of the horse during the long trip home.

My dreams have always surrounded me writing and inspiring others the way stories have continuously inspired me. The most difficult lessons I've learned, I overcame through writing. The greatest hardships that I have had to endure were softened by my favorite hero enduring it, too. I have always wanted to give back, to bring my own characters to life in a way that could help someone else the way that I have always been helped since I first began reading.

So, if you're here, thank you. I have always believed that you can never succeed alone. There was always that scraggly old man on the side of the road in fantasy novels that spoke up in defense of the hero, the same as there was that one woman that helped me collect twenty-four dented cans of corn from the Wal-Mart parking lot after I tipped my shopping cart. We succeed through the support of others, be it through their contributions and encouragement, or be it between the pages of a novel that resonated through you so powerfully that you had to pause in your reading in order to compose yourself because the protagonist just understood you.

So, thank you. I wouldn't be here without you.

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Tiers
Bronze
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Sneak peek of future chapters
  • Shout out in each chapter notes posted on Tumblr/Ao3
Silver
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • Name and link to blog on sidebar of my Tumblr page with shout out
Gold
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Behind scenes access to outline/character arcs
Diamond
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • All previous rewards
  • Weigh-in and vote on specific outcomes within plot/world
  • Hand-written thank you card mailed to you
  • My eternal love
Cool Cats Club
$50 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Character based off of person written into fic with a key plot piece
  • My eternal love and some of my soul too