First off, if you’re reading this, you are one lovely human being. I mean, I assume you’re human. If not, I’ve got some questions. Like a lot of questions. Otherwise, go on and give yourself a little hug for me. I’ll wait. Just the fact you were willing to click on my ugly mug warms my normally rather dreary heart. Truth is, I appreciate it, more than I could ever formulate into words in fact. But enough with sentiment, down to the patronage!
So Why The Patronage?
There are few things in this world I love more than writing, but sharing my work with readers happens to be one of them. I’ll never stop writing, no amount of future ramen noodle dinners could stop me, but truth is, I want to be able to write more often. And also maintain a basic level of nutrition I suppose, but that comes solidly second. I want to be able to continue my work as well as the online writing community I’ve built, without the need for more silly advertisements, and provide my readers with good stories. As frivolous as it sounds, I’ve never wanted anything more than I want to provide people with stories. My promise to you is that I’ll work day and night to do so for you here.
Basically: you can become my patron for all things written, and I can afford to go on scribbling the night away! Truth is, I will keep writing regardless, but this way you get to read my work, be a part of it, influence it, say thank you, and let me go on doing what I do with some peace!
What’s In It For Me?
My tired and smiling heart! Not literally, unfortunately. I’d give it away if I could, but the ‘ol doc says I still need it. But metaphorically! As well as all these lovelies:
- Exclusive & creative short stories for your reading pleasure available here on an absolute weekly basis (and even more often at times!)
- Instant access to a Patreon exclusive novella of mine titled: The Emerald Waters (a mystery thriller)
- Instant access to 10 short stories I’ve written in the past and uploaded here
- Access to raw and unedited works in progress (big & small)
- The chance to offer advice and input on works-in-progress (this is more a gift for me though, so thank YOU)
- A personal message from yours truly at some random (surprising!) time throughout the next 3 months, thanking you and your kind spirit!
- A new spoken word poem, accompanied by music as well, every so often when inspiration strikes!
- The opportunity to share your own creative (on my site, and not just writing, should you wish! I review everything submitted to me)
- Access to a writer always around to help, talk or spitball creative ideas
- The satisfaction of helping one debatably sane and over-caffeinated man reach his dream
How Can I Be Sure I’ll Like Your Work?
If you don’t know me already, that’s a splendid question! It’s a good thing I’ve compiled a short portfolio of three varied works of mine for you to enjoy at your leisure. They are as follows:
- A gritty & dark short story, titled: The Thing That Followed (can also be found in public post below).
- A humorous & motivational blog post, titled: Dammit, Be Happy!
- A spoken word poem, written & musically preformed by yours truly, titled: A Story.
See respective links below:
Over the past couple years I’ve been able to build a quaint little community (more an excuse for crazy people to talk about writing, really) that I’ve updated continually with works of my own in addition to a blog that attempts to be humorous. From poems to stories I’ve written for video games, it’s a caffeine riddled and scotch addled place of literature and just general mischievery. And thankfully my home. Feel free to check it out: www.skylerhammond.com
Please don’t hesitate to visit my site, social media, or simply email me like a total cavemen at [email protected]. I respond to every and all attempts to yell, bark or even laugh at me. Just no smoke signals please, that one’s been a no-no ever since a little incident involving a rather large fire. It’s why I can’t have nice things.
Ultimately? Thank you.
I know, I know, again with this soppy sentiment stuff. A wise man with hair not unlike mine once said that sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side, but I just can’t help it. I’m only a foolhardy human after all.