Andrew Rilstone is creating Exegesis
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Hello. 

Gosh, has it really been ten years since I launched my blog? 

And what a decade it's been. Why, when it started I knew nothing of folk music,  Barak Obama, or David Cameron.  Doctor Who was still off-air, we were hoping that George Lucas might pull everything together in the final movie and we thought that there was a good chance that the Narnia movies wouldn't suck. I still worked in the games industry and there was no such thing as Twitter.

Well, we're now all very old and very disillusioned, and I am still hammering out words in my spare time (having intermittently been paid for doing so by magazines like Arcane and Sci-Fi Now. Did I mention I met Tom Baker?) I have published a shelf full of books based on my on-line writing.  Some people have actually been quite nice about them.  In 2014 I launched my collected Doctor Who essays as a huge book on Kickstarter and was bowled over and embarrassed by the support I got. 

But I think I have to accept that selling physical copies of books is increasingly no longer where it's at and that if I am going to carry on being a semi-professional writer I am going to have to ask my...er....fans to semi-pay me for the blog itself. 

If they want to, obviously. 

If you like my writing, and want me to continue doing it and living the lifestyle to which I am accustomed, please, please, please consider making a pledge to pay me a small sum of money ($1 is traditional, or about 69p in earth money) each time I publish an essay or article.  On average, I publish about one article a week, so if you backed me for $1 you'd get charged $4 (around £2.80) at the end of the month. You can put a cap on it if you are worried about me writing 200 essays and bankrupting you.

Everything that would have gone on the blog will still go on the blog -- you can carry on reading me for free if you want -- but if you find me interesting and want to encourage and support me then please consider clicking the button and becoming a patreon. 


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Rilstone Reader
$1 or more per Essay 22 patrons
My thanks. Access to exclusive content. Plus, you can contribute questions to "get to know the author" video chats! 
Rilstone Fan
$2 or more per Essay 14 patrons
My thanks. Access to exclusive content. You can contribute questions to my  "get to know the author" chats. And a free e-version of my next collection of essays. 
Rilstone Worshipper
$5 or more per Essay 11 patrons
My thanks. My thanks. Access to exclusive content. You can contribute questions to my  "get to know the author" chats. And a a free paperback copy of my next collection of essays, quite possibly signed. 
Goals
47 of 50 patrons
The Veiwer's Complete Capaldi

I will write the missing reviews of Capaldi's middle season and put them all together in a little book/ebook/pdf. 
7 of 9
Hello. 

Gosh, has it really been ten years since I launched my blog? 

And what a decade it's been. Why, when it started I knew nothing of folk music,  Barak Obama, or David Cameron.  Doctor Who was still off-air, we were hoping that George Lucas might pull everything together in the final movie and we thought that there was a good chance that the Narnia movies wouldn't suck. I still worked in the games industry and there was no such thing as Twitter.

Well, we're now all very old and very disillusioned, and I am still hammering out words in my spare time (having intermittently been paid for doing so by magazines like Arcane and Sci-Fi Now. Did I mention I met Tom Baker?) I have published a shelf full of books based on my on-line writing.  Some people have actually been quite nice about them.  In 2014 I launched my collected Doctor Who essays as a huge book on Kickstarter and was bowled over and embarrassed by the support I got. 

But I think I have to accept that selling physical copies of books is increasingly no longer where it's at and that if I am going to carry on being a semi-professional writer I am going to have to ask my...er....fans to semi-pay me for the blog itself. 

If they want to, obviously. 

If you like my writing, and want me to continue doing it and living the lifestyle to which I am accustomed, please, please, please consider making a pledge to pay me a small sum of money ($1 is traditional, or about 69p in earth money) each time I publish an essay or article.  On average, I publish about one article a week, so if you backed me for $1 you'd get charged $4 (around £2.80) at the end of the month. You can put a cap on it if you are worried about me writing 200 essays and bankrupting you.

Everything that would have gone on the blog will still go on the blog -- you can carry on reading me for free if you want -- but if you find me interesting and want to encourage and support me then please consider clicking the button and becoming a patreon. 


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Tiers
Rilstone Reader
$1 or more per Essay 22 patrons
My thanks. Access to exclusive content. Plus, you can contribute questions to "get to know the author" video chats! 
Rilstone Fan
$2 or more per Essay 14 patrons
My thanks. Access to exclusive content. You can contribute questions to my  "get to know the author" chats. And a free e-version of my next collection of essays. 
Rilstone Worshipper
$5 or more per Essay 11 patrons
My thanks. My thanks. Access to exclusive content. You can contribute questions to my  "get to know the author" chats. And a a free paperback copy of my next collection of essays, quite possibly signed.