Michael Whitehouse is creating Horror
18

patrons

$143
per Story
Welcome, stranger. Pull up a chair and warm yourself by the fire. The rain is torrential outside and I doubt you would get far in the dark, so you best stay a while. Let us pass the time with a story, for I have such a strange and ominous tale to tell...

Hello, my name is Michael Whitehouse, but you can call me Mike. Over the past few years I've been sharing my horror stories online with over a million readers to date. You might have read some of them: Bedtime, The Melancholy of Herbert Solomon, Forgotten Valentine, On a Hill, and a bunch of others. It's  been an amazing experience with many of my stories making it on to a whole host of "most frightening" lists. I've been overwhelmed by the response.

I've received hundreds of messages from people asking why I don't upload stories more often, and why I haven't finished my first novel yet. I'm a freelance writer by trade and while that gives me a good amount of flexibility in theory, in practice the vast majority of my time has been going towards that because, well, it pays the bills. After writing for clients for 12 to 15 hours straight, it's almost impossible to work on my own material.

That's where Patreon comes in.

Patreon is a site which turns you into a patron of the arts. I provide content you like, and in return you pay whatever you want for it. For example, you could pledge $1 for every story I post. You can use Paypal or any other payment method and no money gets taken off until you receive the story. Just to underline that, I don't get a penny unless I upload the stories. You can pledge as little or as much as you like and you can cancel payments at any time.

Now, you might be asking, why should I do that if I can get your stuff for free? The truth is if I can get enough people to buy into my horror stories, then I can put much more time towards creating them, turning out a short story every week and still having time to write a couple of chapters for the novel version of Bedtime.  It's the difference between getting a handful of stories from me a year or several books full. That is what Patreon is all about, fans being able to get more of the content they love by supporting the creators who provide it.

If you want to read my stories for free, you can find everything here: http://www.wattpad.com/user/MichaelWhitehouse6

I appreciate your support and hope to be scaring the hell out of you for many years to come.

~ Mike



 








Tiers
Creeping Cultists
$1 or more per Story 5 patrons
Thanks so much for contributing. With this tier, you get access to any stories I post online before the general public. You'll also receive Patreon exclusive stories, scripts, and poems.

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
Fearless Vampire Killers
$3 or more per Story 6 patrons
As well as getting my stories earlier than anyone else, you'll receive my monthly Patreon exclusive podcast - Horror Hideout. I'll be talking about the horror genre, giving updates, doing Q & A's,  and even just chilling talking about life. 

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
Paranormal Investigators
$5 or more per Story 3 patrons
Everything in the $1 and $3 tiers. Plus I'll record a personal thank you video and send it to you, along with a few little surprises.

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
  • Personal thank you video
Stygian Librarians
$10 or more per Story 2 of 50 patrons
All smaller tiers, plus you'll receive a digital copy of my ebooks before they release. AND, your name will appear in a thank you section of upcoming books.

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
  • Personal thank you video
  • Digital book copies before release
  • Your name in the thank you section of my upcoming books
Sinister Shadows
$20 or more per Story 4 of 20 patrons
All previous tiers plus I'll name a character after you in one of my stories. 

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
  • Personal thank you video
  • Digital book copies before release
  • Your name in the thank you section of my upcoming books
  • Be in one of my stories.
Goals
$143 of $150 per Story
I'll release the short story 'Through Another's Eyes'. A tale of haunting visions, shadowy creatures, and a severed head found preserved under the ice of a Scottish mountainside. 
4 of 5
Welcome, stranger. Pull up a chair and warm yourself by the fire. The rain is torrential outside and I doubt you would get far in the dark, so you best stay a while. Let us pass the time with a story, for I have such a strange and ominous tale to tell...

Hello, my name is Michael Whitehouse, but you can call me Mike. Over the past few years I've been sharing my horror stories online with over a million readers to date. You might have read some of them: Bedtime, The Melancholy of Herbert Solomon, Forgotten Valentine, On a Hill, and a bunch of others. It's  been an amazing experience with many of my stories making it on to a whole host of "most frightening" lists. I've been overwhelmed by the response.

I've received hundreds of messages from people asking why I don't upload stories more often, and why I haven't finished my first novel yet. I'm a freelance writer by trade and while that gives me a good amount of flexibility in theory, in practice the vast majority of my time has been going towards that because, well, it pays the bills. After writing for clients for 12 to 15 hours straight, it's almost impossible to work on my own material.

That's where Patreon comes in.

Patreon is a site which turns you into a patron of the arts. I provide content you like, and in return you pay whatever you want for it. For example, you could pledge $1 for every story I post. You can use Paypal or any other payment method and no money gets taken off until you receive the story. Just to underline that, I don't get a penny unless I upload the stories. You can pledge as little or as much as you like and you can cancel payments at any time.

Now, you might be asking, why should I do that if I can get your stuff for free? The truth is if I can get enough people to buy into my horror stories, then I can put much more time towards creating them, turning out a short story every week and still having time to write a couple of chapters for the novel version of Bedtime.  It's the difference between getting a handful of stories from me a year or several books full. That is what Patreon is all about, fans being able to get more of the content they love by supporting the creators who provide it.

If you want to read my stories for free, you can find everything here: http://www.wattpad.com/user/MichaelWhitehouse6

I appreciate your support and hope to be scaring the hell out of you for many years to come.

~ Mike



 








Recent posts by Michael Whitehouse

Tiers
Creeping Cultists
$1 or more per Story 5 patrons
Thanks so much for contributing. With this tier, you get access to any stories I post online before the general public. You'll also receive Patreon exclusive stories, scripts, and poems.

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
Fearless Vampire Killers
$3 or more per Story 6 patrons
As well as getting my stories earlier than anyone else, you'll receive my monthly Patreon exclusive podcast - Horror Hideout. I'll be talking about the horror genre, giving updates, doing Q & A's,  and even just chilling talking about life. 

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
Paranormal Investigators
$5 or more per Story 3 patrons
Everything in the $1 and $3 tiers. Plus I'll record a personal thank you video and send it to you, along with a few little surprises.

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
  • Personal thank you video
Stygian Librarians
$10 or more per Story 2 of 50 patrons
All smaller tiers, plus you'll receive a digital copy of my ebooks before they release. AND, your name will appear in a thank you section of upcoming books.

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
  • Personal thank you video
  • Digital book copies before release
  • Your name in the thank you section of my upcoming books
Sinister Shadows
$20 or more per Story 4 of 20 patrons
All previous tiers plus I'll name a character after you in one of my stories. 

Includes
  • 320kbps, high quality narration MP3s
  • Early access to my work
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Horror Hideout Podcast
  • Personal thank you video
  • Digital book copies before release
  • Your name in the thank you section of my upcoming books
  • Be in one of my stories.