Serena Chase

is creating fiction, story crafting tips, & virtual writing workshops

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The Meet Cute

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$2
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Patrons at The Meet Cute tier will be granted access to the following rewards:

  • Access to my novel-in-progress! Fall in love with my characters long before their stories are available elsewhere. Read unedited--but not necessarily chronological!--chunks of the book-in-development. 
  • Access to "Sharpen Your Sword" story crafting tips
  • Access to The (Virtual) Writing Workshop Series, featuring audio/video session of topical content and writing exercises, taken directly from the workshops I teach, adapted for sharing via Patreon.
  • A copy of the final version of the story's e-book, upon release

The Call to Adventure

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$3
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Patrons at The Call to Adventure level will be granted access to the following rewards:
  • All benefits of The Meet Cute reward tier, plus
  • EXTRA early content, including chapter revisions, behind-the-scenes research, and sources of inspiration for this project 

The Fellowship of the Thing

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$5
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Patrons at The Fellowship of the Thing level will be granted access to the following rewards:
  • All the benefits of The Meet Cute  and The Call to Adventure reward tiers, plus
  • Membership to an exclusive online community (currently housed at Facebook) in which Patrons at this tier and higher can discuss the current work-in-progress with me and get to know each other
  • Spoiler Alert! Scapple board updates
  • A signed paperback of the finished book, upon publication

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About Serena Chase

Welcome, Readers!
Hi! I'm Serena Chase. Since 2013 I've published over 650,000 words in novel form: the 4-book Eyes of E'veria epic fantasy series and Intermission, a contemporary YA musical theatre/coming-of-age romance. If you've found me here, it's likely you've already invested a bit of your time and/or other resources in my creative process by reading my books, articles, and/or social media posts. Thank you! I know there are a lot of lovely things competing for your attention and I am grateful to have caught it for a bit.


Here's a little bit about what Patreon is, why I decided to utilize this platform,
and how my Patreon can benefit you, as a reader:


Why am I doing this Patreon thing?

To be blunt, I'm having a hard time supporting my writing habit. 
I'm an indie author, supplementing the income generated from book sales by providing developmental editing services, creating marketing copy, and teaching writing workshops. For the past six-ish years, I've worked full-time+ juggling novel writing with freelance writing and editing opportunities within the publishing industry. Due to ongoing family health issues and several other unexpected financial crises, however, the majority of my publishing income has been rerouted... with nothing left to fund the book production expenses that will arise prior to the publication of my works-in-progress. 

I need to keep writing and publishing. I want to keep writing and publishing. But how? Enter, Patreon: a subscription platform based on the classic concept of artistic patronage, updated for our digital age.

My Patreon Mission Statement:
I aim to utilize the Patreon platform to create a steady, sustainable stream of income from my fiction writing that will enable me to afford the editing, design, and other publication services necessary to deliver new stories into the hands of my readers while reducing the amount of time between new book releases and rewarding the dedicated readers who support my work through their patronage.

Whew! That was quite the run-on sentence. But... mission statements, y'know? *wink*

During my first year on Patreon, I completed a full first draft of a novel--one raw, unedited chapter at a time. Unfortunately, writing and posting chronological chapters turned out to be a rather frustrating and creatively stifling first for me. I am an organic writer who generally jumps around within a story's timeline while piecing a first draft together, leaving gaps to fill in later when the characters reveal their secrets to me. Since I promised to write chronological chapters, however, I had to adjust my organic process and... dang. It wasn't pretty. Neither was it efficient. Patreon Project One took months longer to complete than I'd hoped. Through that experience, however, I've learned a lot about myself as a writer. Now that I'm ready to move forward with my first draft of Patreon Project Two, I plan to post its creation differently, in a way that better reflects the truth of my creative process.

Here, there be pirates.
Patreon Project Two is a prequel to the Eyes of E'veria series and will feature fan-favorite pirate Cazien de Pollis as its lead protagonist. Want to come aboard for this high seas adventure in writing? Become a Patron!

I offer several tiers of patronage, each with its own value-adding rewards. Patrons at even the introductory tier ($2/month) receive access to my first-draft-in-progress and can witness the organic development of this story in all its messy, unedited glory. Additionally, Patrons in the introductory tier gain access to writing tips and, best of all, they will receive a copy of the completed, edited, polished novel in their preferred e-book form when it is published! The rewards only increase from there and include paperbacks, frameable prints, the opportunity to have your name featured in the book, and more. (For more info and detailed reward descriptions for each tier, visit the Reward Tiers column on the right-hand side of this page.)

If you would like to become a Patron of my work, AWESOME! Patreon has an easy, step-by-step process to get you started. I hope you find value by investing in my art. If you are unable to become a Patron at this time, thank you for your interest. I love hearing from all my readers and I do hope you will connect with me on other social media platforms. Please keep in touch!

If you are already a Patron, THANK YOU! I hope you're having fun as the latest story unfolds. 

Questions? Message me here, through your preferred social media platform, or by emailing me at [email protected]

Let's discover a story together, shall we? Perhaps we'll find ourselves in the fairy tale.

Sincerely,
Serena

Please note: Rewards & Goals have been updated since the conclusion of Patreon Project One and may be updated/revised prior to the start of Patreon Project Three.
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I reserve the right to adjust my expected creative output and to change or add tiers and rewards at my discretion, but I will let my Patrons know well in advance of when those adjustments and/or changes will take effect. 
Goals
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When I reach 50 Patrons I will contract with a cover designer for the book cover design of the novel-in-progress.

BONUS QUIRKY REWARD: I will post an exclusive, Patron-only video of me, singing the ABC's... with feeling.
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