Shannon Page

is creating Personal Narrative and Creative Nonfiction

1

patron

$47

per month
I have been telling stories since my earliest days...I just can't help it. I scribbled stories with crayon on construction paper by the light of kerosene lanterns at home on our hippie commune The Land; I wrote what I much later learned was called fanfic in junior high school (continuing those dear Heinlein stories); I even invented a book in high school and wrote a book report about it (shhh don't tell Mr. Gibson).
   I happily wrote fiction for decades--and I still do. But lately, personal essays have come bubbling up out of me, all unbidden. Stories about myself, my life, my struggle for self-determination, my eagerness to know who I am--as a woman, as a creative person, as a human being in this complicated world. I've been publishing many of these on Medium.com, a marvelous subscription website. 
   Recently, I have realized that these stories are building toward a memoir. I would love to devote more time to this project, but as a self-employed copy editor and proofreader, this would directly take time away from my paying work. If I can replace even one gig a month with Patreon funds, I could put in the time needed to bring this exciting idea to fruition. Thank you for your help!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Tip Jar patrons are my votes-of-confidence, my "you can do it" team. You will receive notifications of new articles on Medium, and my undying gratitude.

Street Team
$5 or more per month

Street Team members will receive "friends" links to all my published Medium articles, so you can read them without subscribing to the service. And my undying gratitude.

Book Lovers
$20 or more per month

Book Lovers will receive not only "friends" links to all my published Medium articles, but also a copy of the memoir once it's published (hard copy or ebook, your choice), with acknowledgment in the book. And, of course, my undying gratitude.

Above and Beyond
$50 or more per month only 29 left

Above and Beyond members will receive not only "friends" links to all my published Medium articles, a copy of the memoir, and acknowledgment in the book, but also a pre-publication look at the memoir with the chance to provide feedback. And, naturally, my undying gratitude.

Goals
$47 of $500 per month
Currently, I sneak personal-essay writing around the edges of my freelance work. When I reach $500 per month here, I'll be able to devote one full day a week to working on the memoir. 
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I have been telling stories since my earliest days...I just can't help it. I scribbled stories with crayon on construction paper by the light of kerosene lanterns at home on our hippie commune The Land; I wrote what I much later learned was called fanfic in junior high school (continuing those dear Heinlein stories); I even invented a book in high school and wrote a book report about it (shhh don't tell Mr. Gibson).
   I happily wrote fiction for decades--and I still do. But lately, personal essays have come bubbling up out of me, all unbidden. Stories about myself, my life, my struggle for self-determination, my eagerness to know who I am--as a woman, as a creative person, as a human being in this complicated world. I've been publishing many of these on Medium.com, a marvelous subscription website. 
   Recently, I have realized that these stories are building toward a memoir. I would love to devote more time to this project, but as a self-employed copy editor and proofreader, this would directly take time away from my paying work. If I can replace even one gig a month with Patreon funds, I could put in the time needed to bring this exciting idea to fruition. Thank you for your help!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Tip Jar patrons are my votes-of-confidence, my "you can do it" team. You will receive notifications of new articles on Medium, and my undying gratitude.

Street Team
$5 or more per month

Street Team members will receive "friends" links to all my published Medium articles, so you can read them without subscribing to the service. And my undying gratitude.

Book Lovers
$20 or more per month

Book Lovers will receive not only "friends" links to all my published Medium articles, but also a copy of the memoir once it's published (hard copy or ebook, your choice), with acknowledgment in the book. And, of course, my undying gratitude.

Above and Beyond
$50 or more per month only 29 left

Above and Beyond members will receive not only "friends" links to all my published Medium articles, a copy of the memoir, and acknowledgment in the book, but also a pre-publication look at the memoir with the chance to provide feedback. And, naturally, my undying gratitude.