Melinda Viergever Inman is creating Fiction
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Authors of fiction today are paid a fraction, about 15%, of what we made even a decade ago, yet our words are consumed even more widely, being viewed on portable devices our readers carry with them. The same is true of our short book trailers. Words and pictures seem to be free commodities. Readers can click and tap to them in an instant. Yet the cost of producing a novel has increased and is now often borne by the author as she publishes her own work.

My novels are page-turners with 5-star ratings; my writing and presentations are polished and professional. I hire fellow creatives to produce my novels’ design work and the videos that promote them, such as the video that accompanies this appeal. I hire professional editors.

I write fiction and inspirational material that illustrates the love and mercy of God in tragedy, loss, and restoration. My words give hope. Jesus told parables, and I believe fiction to be the modern-day parable, having a powerful emotional and spiritual impact upon the reader.

Systemic autoimmune disease has greatly reduced my ability to work. I've been working from a horizontal position since 2013 as all three of my novels have been edited and prepped for publication. I need to be able to use all of my strength for the act of writing and the production of my fiction and inspirational material itself, rather than for the marketing of it. However, currently the necessary business task of marketing requires the majority of my time and is a constant drain on my limited strength. I need to hire marketing professionals to take my writing to a wider audience, thereby increasing sales and giving me more time for writing.  

If I am to continue to write, to inspire, and to hire others to produce meaningful films and products representing my work, I need outside financial assistance. This is called "patronage," the financial support that artists and writers of old depended upon, lest they become "starving artists." 

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As a Christian creative who writes stories that touch the hearts and lives of others, I'm seeking regular support for my ongoing ministry of writing fiction and inspirational blogs, thus allowing me to focus on the actual writing.

Because of my autoimmune diseases and my limited ability to work, hiring a professional in literary marketing - a publicist - is a high priority. This will free me to write.

It's costly to publish and to maintain a business as a writer. My business is a registered LLC - Show Know Grow, LLC. My publishing company is Show Know Grow Publishing.

I base my $7000/annual estimate of needed income on last years' finances and filed taxes. This would cover the bare essentials of my business, bring in more sales, and allow me to devote more time to actually writing by providing what I need to hire a publicist.

No Longer Alone is my third novel. It released July 26, 2017. If you've read my novels, please consider pledging a small amount monthly. 
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Authors of fiction today are paid a fraction, about 15%, of what we made even a decade ago, yet our words are consumed even more widely, being viewed on portable devices our readers carry with them. The same is true of our short book trailers. Words and pictures seem to be free commodities. Readers can click and tap to them in an instant. Yet the cost of producing a novel has increased and is now often borne by the author as she publishes her own work.

My novels are page-turners with 5-star ratings; my writing and presentations are polished and professional. I hire fellow creatives to produce my novels’ design work and the videos that promote them, such as the video that accompanies this appeal. I hire professional editors.

I write fiction and inspirational material that illustrates the love and mercy of God in tragedy, loss, and restoration. My words give hope. Jesus told parables, and I believe fiction to be the modern-day parable, having a powerful emotional and spiritual impact upon the reader.

Systemic autoimmune disease has greatly reduced my ability to work. I've been working from a horizontal position since 2013 as all three of my novels have been edited and prepped for publication. I need to be able to use all of my strength for the act of writing and the production of my fiction and inspirational material itself, rather than for the marketing of it. However, currently the necessary business task of marketing requires the majority of my time and is a constant drain on my limited strength. I need to hire marketing professionals to take my writing to a wider audience, thereby increasing sales and giving me more time for writing.  

If I am to continue to write, to inspire, and to hire others to produce meaningful films and products representing my work, I need outside financial assistance. This is called "patronage," the financial support that artists and writers of old depended upon, lest they become "starving artists." 

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Contribute $5 monthly, and you'll receive a free ebook copy of No Longer Alone as well as my inspirational material straight to your inbox weekly.
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Contribute $10 monthly, and you will receive a free paperback copy of No Longer Alone, as well as my inspirational material in your inbox once a week. 
$50 Monthly
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
$50 monthly, and you'll receive a free hardback copy of No Longer Alone and pre-release copies of its sequel, as well as my inspirational material in your inbox once a week. 
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Contribute $25 monthly, and you'll receive a hardback copy of No Longer Alone, as well as my inspirational material weekly in your inbox.