Nicole is creating a full length novel
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$18
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Do you remember The Little Mermaid?

This isn't that story.

Fractured fairytales are always a great deal of fun to read - and they're a great deal of fun to write. That's what I'm working on for you. It's rare that you get to read a rough draft of, well, anyone's novel. But here you can see a book in its very first stages, from the first chapter to the last. If you want to provide feedback, that's great! Readers always have ideas that the author may not have thought of. Who knows? Maybe you'll influence the book!

I'm not just waltzing in off the streets demanding money. That's rude. No - I've made sure to bust ass so you're getting quality work from the get-go (or at least as quality as a first draft can be. Let's face it - every first draft will be molded and changed over time). I have a Master's Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. No joke - that place looks like Hogwarts. Don't believe me?



There I have had the privilege of working directly with Pearl North (her Libyrinth series is the sort of thing that gets made into Hayao Miyazaki movies) and Gary Braunbeck (horror, anyone?). This is also not my first rodeo (re: novel).

I have already put out three novels. Two are a part of a series (that do not need to be read in any particular order) called Figments Fables. The first is  Blood for Wolves which was my initial foray into the epublishing world. The second is Terpsichore's Daughter. Both are based off Grimm's tales. The last is under a pseudonym: Nick Trevano. Advenae was my official thesis at grad school. Though it did have an agent for a long while and got a lot of nibbles from editors, it never made it to the final stages of acceptance, so I elected to simply put it out there for people to enjoy.

      

So what will you be reading? If you like fantasy, great. If you like romance, cool. If you enjoy survival stories, try it out. In this story, the mermaid is a kidnapper of men, the gentleman involved isn't a prince, and the woman he fell in love with is shipwrecked and struggling to survive alone on an island.

So what will I be doing with the funds you give me? Besides loving you forever, you'll be the driving force behind me writing at least one chapter per month of my current novel. You'll get to read it before it becomes a book and gets released out into the wild. Likewise, these funds will go toward a final cover once the book is done, as well as any other necessary materials for marketing. (And dog food. What can I say? My dog can't work on an empty stomach. He has to stare at me while I write. It's an important part of the process - also, very annoying.)

More funds mean extra goodies, such as excerpts from my writing notebook (think deleted scenes), free books, and anything else I can think of (or heck, maybe you guys can give me ideas!) to simply say thank you for the support. Otherwise, happy reading!


Tiers
ALL THE CHAPTERS!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thanks for providing me with fuel in the form of a candy bar. Honestly, chocolate is expensive these days. Simply with $1 you'll get to read a chapter or two (if I think one is too short) from my current book and have my everlasting gratitude. No, seriously, I'll be excited if you do this.
ERMAHGERD, BERKS!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
I do have other books out there, you know. Your super sweet donation gets you a code that entitles you to two of my books (ebook format) of your choice!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & CHARACTER PROFILES!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll put your name in the Acknowledgement section along with eternal gratitude (in case everlasting gratitude wasn't enough). That way everyone will know you helped create this book. I'll also make a character profile for you. I've done this with friends before and ended up with a rough draft of a novel when I was done. So who knows? Maybe the character I create for you (with help from you, of course!) will end up in a story someday...

Did I mention you can have all three of my ebooks for free?
ERMAHGERD, MOAR BERKS!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Now it's just crazy talk. But if you want to do this I'd be more than happy to tuck your name into the acknowledgements, create a character profile, and send you a free code for Blood for Wolves (still just an ebook - sorry!) - as well as physical copies of Terpsichore's Daughter and Advenae.
Goals
$5 – reached! per month
Ever wonder what writers scribble in their notebooks? Now you can see some of it! Maybe it'll be in a book - maybe not. But now you can see what we think of outside of the book. (think of it as a Pensieve!)
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Do you remember The Little Mermaid?

This isn't that story.

Fractured fairytales are always a great deal of fun to read - and they're a great deal of fun to write. That's what I'm working on for you. It's rare that you get to read a rough draft of, well, anyone's novel. But here you can see a book in its very first stages, from the first chapter to the last. If you want to provide feedback, that's great! Readers always have ideas that the author may not have thought of. Who knows? Maybe you'll influence the book!

I'm not just waltzing in off the streets demanding money. That's rude. No - I've made sure to bust ass so you're getting quality work from the get-go (or at least as quality as a first draft can be. Let's face it - every first draft will be molded and changed over time). I have a Master's Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. No joke - that place looks like Hogwarts. Don't believe me?



There I have had the privilege of working directly with Pearl North (her Libyrinth series is the sort of thing that gets made into Hayao Miyazaki movies) and Gary Braunbeck (horror, anyone?). This is also not my first rodeo (re: novel).

I have already put out three novels. Two are a part of a series (that do not need to be read in any particular order) called Figments Fables. The first is  Blood for Wolves which was my initial foray into the epublishing world. The second is Terpsichore's Daughter. Both are based off Grimm's tales. The last is under a pseudonym: Nick Trevano. Advenae was my official thesis at grad school. Though it did have an agent for a long while and got a lot of nibbles from editors, it never made it to the final stages of acceptance, so I elected to simply put it out there for people to enjoy.

      

So what will you be reading? If you like fantasy, great. If you like romance, cool. If you enjoy survival stories, try it out. In this story, the mermaid is a kidnapper of men, the gentleman involved isn't a prince, and the woman he fell in love with is shipwrecked and struggling to survive alone on an island.

So what will I be doing with the funds you give me? Besides loving you forever, you'll be the driving force behind me writing at least one chapter per month of my current novel. You'll get to read it before it becomes a book and gets released out into the wild. Likewise, these funds will go toward a final cover once the book is done, as well as any other necessary materials for marketing. (And dog food. What can I say? My dog can't work on an empty stomach. He has to stare at me while I write. It's an important part of the process - also, very annoying.)

More funds mean extra goodies, such as excerpts from my writing notebook (think deleted scenes), free books, and anything else I can think of (or heck, maybe you guys can give me ideas!) to simply say thank you for the support. Otherwise, happy reading!


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Tiers
ALL THE CHAPTERS!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thanks for providing me with fuel in the form of a candy bar. Honestly, chocolate is expensive these days. Simply with $1 you'll get to read a chapter or two (if I think one is too short) from my current book and have my everlasting gratitude. No, seriously, I'll be excited if you do this.
ERMAHGERD, BERKS!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
I do have other books out there, you know. Your super sweet donation gets you a code that entitles you to two of my books (ebook format) of your choice!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & CHARACTER PROFILES!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll put your name in the Acknowledgement section along with eternal gratitude (in case everlasting gratitude wasn't enough). That way everyone will know you helped create this book. I'll also make a character profile for you. I've done this with friends before and ended up with a rough draft of a novel when I was done. So who knows? Maybe the character I create for you (with help from you, of course!) will end up in a story someday...

Did I mention you can have all three of my ebooks for free?
ERMAHGERD, MOAR BERKS!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Now it's just crazy talk. But if you want to do this I'd be more than happy to tuck your name into the acknowledgements, create a character profile, and send you a free code for Blood for Wolves (still just an ebook - sorry!) - as well as physical copies of Terpsichore's Daughter and Advenae.