☾ THE OTHER SIDE ☽

is creating AN INFINITE NOVEL SERIES

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MEET YOUR 'OTHER'

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$1
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Thank you so much for your help :D

Your name will be shown and mentioned by us on all social media sites!

Here's how it will look: https://64.media.tumblr.com/94404d09b07fdb80cb3b3...

You'll also get exclusive access to our Discord server! There you can keep up with our posts and all news regarding what you've been helping us fund. You can also request or suggest changes to what we do here on Patreon!

**NEW**:
All $1 Patrons will be eligible for FREE SHIPPING on all The Other Side merchandise! [I will email you with the code once you sign up]

Here is our merch site: https://merchfromtosbooks.creator-spring.com

BEHIND THE SCENES + BLOOPERS & MORE!

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$5
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We have all sorts of patrons here: Writers, Readers, and good friends who simply signed up just to support.

This tier will offer several rewards that everyone can freely choose from:

You can ask questions about:
  • The Other Side
  • Our current developments plans/projects
  • Writing related videos
  • Writing related advice
  • Anything you need!

You will automatically receive one of the following per month:

  • Access to deleted scenes (that will be posted here)
  • Access to artwork ideas that I either rejected or still aim to create
  • *NEW* Access to our editors notes (think of them as bloopers) to each of our books.

Email them at any time to
: [email protected]

Your name will be shown and mentioned by us on all social media sites!

Here's how it will look: https://64.media.tumblr.com/94404d09b07fdb80cb3b3...

You'll also get exclusive access to our Discord server! There you can keep up with our posts and all news regarding what you've been helping us fund. You can also request or suggest changes to what we do here on Patreon!
**NEW**:

All $5 Patrons will be eligible for FREE SHIPPING on all The Other Side merchandise! [I will email you with the code once you sign up]

Here is our merch site: https://merchfromtosbooks.creator-spring.com


Monthly Consultations OR Free Graphics!

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$10
per month
Maybe you want to start a business. Maybe you need:
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Help with finding your audience
  • Or just ideas on WHAT you can do to make passive income.
  • Staying motivated or on task
  • Setting up milestones to achieve
  • Someone to keep you accountable
Well, with this tier, I'm willing to virtually meet with you for 1 hour, every month. I have a Writing Coaching program on this Patreon that runs Part-time for $30, and $100 for Full-Time members.

One member has so far become published thanks to that program, and I would like to spread my knowledge (from experience and my marketing certifications) to anyone in need.

See that authors work, here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57126478-only-...

Got all those things figured out but you don't want to pay someone for graphics?

This tier will also give you access to getting 2 free colored graphics per month! They can be:
  • Logos
  • Digital Flyers
  • Motion graphics 
  • & much more!
See my portfolios here:

https://www.instagram.com/aeternumartwork/

and

https://www.instagram.com/theothersidebooks/


FYI: You cannot pick both consultations and graphics for the month. You must pick one or the other.



Your name will be shown and mentioned by us on all social media sites!

Here's how it will look: https://64.media.tumblr.com/94404d09b07fdb80cb3b3...

You'll also get exclusive access to our Discord server! There you can keep up with our posts and all news regarding what you've been helping us fund. You can also request or suggest changes to what we do here on Patreon!

**NEW**:
All $10 Patrons will receive 10% discounts on all The Other Side merchandise! [I will email you with the code once you sign up]

Here is our merch site: https://merchfromtosbooks.creator-spring.com

FREE EBOOKS FOR LIFE

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$15
per month
You will receive The Other Side and all of its future eBooks so long as you remain committed to your donation!

This also means I will send you an eBook before or on the anticipated release date.
If you pledged after the release date, then I will send it to you once you pledge.


Your name will be shown and mentioned by us on all social media sites!

Here's how it will look: https://64.media.tumblr.com/94404d09b07fdb80cb3b3...

You'll also get exclusive access to our Discord server! There you can keep up with our posts and all news regarding what you've been helping us fund. You can also request or suggest changes to what we do here on Patreon!

**NEW**:
All $15 Patrons will receive 15% discounts on all The Other Side merchandise! [I will email you with the code once you sign up]

Here is our merch site: https://merchfromtosbooks.creator-spring.com


I'LL BE YOUR PART TIME WRITING COACH

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$30
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In August 2018, I met and was interviewed by Maria E.L Thommasen. Time passed, and I learned that she was also an author, with her own series in mind.


She came to me with many story directive ideas but was curious as to how she should apply them. I originally started helping her as a critique partner, then a proofreader.


There were many things that Maria's story (I felt) could benefit from. And so, I began dedicating my time to helping Maria shape her story, into something she could love. But more importantly, something that reaped benefits from similar stories, that have done it right.


I started creating what I call Creative Lessons. I would take tv shows like Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, and many other creative entities, to help break them down to simple sciences for her benefit.


(And surely while making these video essays, I've learned some more, too.)


Maria has written lengthy papers, chapter summaries,and even tv show predictions to help strengthen her understanding of character growth, and perpetual storytelling.


During this year-long process, I realized how much fun it was to be a Writing Coach. I'm here to keep you as a creator, motivated to pursue your creative dreams.


So if you're interested in having me help you, this is the tier to sign up for :)

See what Maria said about my service, here
https://66.media.tumblr.com/c0d6c1102cb468af57e2da8d2720772c/be0dc1dc217d38b9-c0/s1280x1920/b04fe237a1ce518e20d0a3333638e9e2d0360d41.png

What's the difference between this and the full time coaching position? I made this tier specifically for those who need someone to keep them motivated and organized throughout their creative journey.

With this tier, you're getting coached but for HALF THE PRICE!

This tier contains everything BUT the creative lessons that teach one how to study and critically analyze other creative mediums such as tv shows, movies, and even video games.

What I will do:


  • Use my mistakes to help guide you through the creative trenches
  • Provide advice catered towards your career and all further advancements
  • Adapt my capabilities to YOUR needs! The possibilities are endless!
  • Help organize and plan your story
  • Unlimited Consultations
  • Guidance With Social Media
  • Unlimited Graphics and Illustrations for your use [See example below]

Graphics that were made for Maria, Davonte, Ariel, and Talia;  

http://bit.ly/38FLp4P

Currently a part time coach for Ariel and Talia
(This involves being available from Monday-Thursday for consultations)



What I will not do:


Write your story for you. This is YOUR vision! I will only suggest and advise, but always note that all advice isn't concrete!
Only change what you think makes sense.

You ALSO gain access to a Discord group chat known as 'Creators Unite'. This is a place where creators can share their work, give advice, discuss ideas, and take part in creative collaborations that involve having each group member work together in a 30-90 minute live session to accomplish their own independent goals. These are helpful for those who feel unmotivated or want to feel productive with a group. 

Here is an example of what we do to stay organized within an app called 'Trello'.





With these task sheets, everyone can see each others goals, and also set ones under my tab (Jay) so that they can hold me accountable for whatever it is that I can do for them.

Why should we work with you? Are you certified in what you profess?Well, the 'Creative Coaching' program comes with more than just advice on; preparing yourself to become an author, or following good routines to stay productive. I am here to help in whatever goal you desire. So if you wanted to write a novel series AND become more well known on social media, I can suggest my methods of obtaining organic growth based on experience, observation, and what I constantly teach myself.

I currently have 4 certifications with regards to social media.

Those being: Email Marketing, Sales Enablement, Inbound Marketing, and the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing with Google Digital Garage.

With my aid, so far; one client named Maria Ashen (the first to join) has published her first of many stories to come. Her debut novella was published on April 30th, 2021.





You will ALSO receive


Every three months of being our patron, you will ALSO receive merchandise!

See an example here: 



Your name will be shown and mentioned by us on all social media sites!

Here's how it will look: https://64.media.tumblr.com/94404d09b07fdb80cb3b3...

You'll also get exclusive access to our Discord server! There you can keep up with our posts and all news regarding what you've been helping us fund. You can also request or suggest changes to what we do here on Patreon!

**NEW**:
All Patrons of this tier will receive 20% discounts on all The Other Side merchandise! [I will email you with the code once you sign up]

Here is our merch site: https://merchfromtosbooks.creator-spring.com
Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Poster - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive T-shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Long Sleeve Shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Hoodie - This is our way of saying thank you <3-

A SIGNED HARDBACK FROM THE OTHER SIDE

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$35
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You will receive ONE HARDCOVER BOOK that is signed by me! This will happen for each new release.

So if you already received The Other Side II, then you will receive The Other Side III once it's released!


Your name will be shown and mentioned by us on all social media sites!

Here's how it will look: https://64.media.tumblr.com/94404d09b07fdb80cb3b3...

Every three months of being our patron, you will ALSO receive merchandise!


See Other Merch Here:
https://teespring.com/stores/merchfromtos


You'll also get exclusive access to our Discord server! There you can keep up with our posts and all news regarding what you've been helping us fund. You can also request or suggest changes to what we do here on Patreon!

**NEW**:
All Patrons of this tier will receive 20% discounts on all The Other Side merchandise! [I will email you with the code once you sign up]

Here is our merch site: https://merchfromtosbooks.creator-spring.com

Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Long Sleeve Shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive T-shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Poster - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Hoodie - This is our way of saying thank you <3-

CHOICE OF DRAWING OR MERCH

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$40
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Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Long Sleeve Shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive T-shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Poster - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Hoodie - This is our way of saying thank you <3-

I'LL BE YOUR FULL TIME WRITING COACH

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$100
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In August 2018, I met and was interviewed by Maria E.L Thommasen. Time passed, and I learned that she was also an author, with her own series in mind. 


She came to me with many story directive ideas but was curious as to how she should apply them. I originally started helping her as a critique partner, then a proofreader. 


There were many things that Maria's story (I felt) could benefit from. And so, I began dedicating my time to helping Maria shape her story, into something she could love. But more importantly, something that reaped benefits from similar stories, that have done it right. 


I started creating what I call Creative Lessons. I would take tv shows like Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, and many other creative entities, to help break them down to simple sciences for her benefit. 


(And surely while making these video essays, I've learned some more, too.) 


Maria has written lengthy papers, chapter summaries, and even tv show predictions to help strengthen her understanding of character growth, and perpetual storytelling. 


During this two year-long process, I realized how much fun it was to be a Writing Coach. I'm here to keep you as a creator, motivated to pursue your creative dreams. 


So if you're interested in having me help you, this is the tier to sign up for :) 
 
See what Maria said about my service, here   
https://66.media.tumblr.com/c0d6c1102cb468af57e2da8d2720772c/be0dc1dc217d38b9-c0/s1280x1920/b04fe237a1ce518e20d0a3333638e9e2d0360d41.png

Maria has published her novella, the first book in her book series here:

In your '$30 Tier', you offer a 'Part-Time Writing Coach' program, what is that?

While being on this road of Indie Publishing, I've come across many other authors. In September 2017, I met one who came seeking help on rewriting, rebranding, and republishing her series. My dear friend Maria, joined what I have coined as the 'Creative Studies' program, where I as the Writing Coach would use my experience and knowledge to help her meet her goals.

Over the years, this program expanded to two more clients who are also seeking their own goals. One aims to become a published Comic Book Artist, and the other, a renowned Author and Artist.

The Writing Coach program has proved to be very useful to them, and if you seek success while battling against your own weaknesses, I promise that within our communities group chats (on Discord and Instagram), we will find you a home where you can be as creative and talented as you wish to be.

How many people have you worked with? So far, three wonderful people.

Why should we work with you? Are you certified in what you profess?Well, the 'Creative Coaching' program comes with more than just advice on; preparing yourself to become an author, or following good routines to stay productive. I am here to help in whatever goal you desire. So if you wanted to write a novel series AND become more well known on social media, I can suggest my methods of obtaining organic growth based on experience, observation, and what I constantly teach myself.

I currently have 4 certifications with regards to social media.

Those being: Email Marketing, Sales Enablement, Inbound Marketing, and the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing with Google Digital Garage.

With my aid, so far; one client named Maria Ashen (the first to join) has published her first of many stories to come. Her debut novella was published on April 30th, 2021.



I teaching myself new things to bring to not only she and the others, but myself and all those who follow after.

My time spent with my clients, helps not only them, but also what we do here for The Other Side. The funds they give in exchange for my service and advice, helps us more than we ever imagined.

Join us in our Creative Community to learn about yourself, and your characters.

If you're not here to become a part of the 'Creative Coaching' program, then perhaps you will consider supporting us with the other tiers. We offer a lot of merchandise in exchange for your support.


What I will do: 


  •  Use my mistakes to help guide you through the creative trenches 
  • Create video/written essays, and questions focused on episodes of tv shows to help simplify crucial plot elements 
  • See an example here: http://bit.ly/38Q2r08
  • Read your book out loud via recording, so that you can hear it from the perspective of a reader. (I also add sound effects and ambiance noises) 
  • Provide advice catered towards your career and all further advancements 
  • Adapt my capabilities to YOUR needs! The possibilities are endless!
  • Help organize and plan your story
  • Unlimited Consultations
  • Guidance With Social Media
  • Unlimited Graphics and Illustrations for your use [See example below]

Graphics that were made for Maria, Davonte, Ariel, and Talia; 
http://bit.ly/38FLp4P

Currently a full time coach to Maria.
(This includes consultation 7 days a week)



What I will not do: 


Write your story for you. This is YOUR vision! I will only suggest and advise, but always note that all advice isn't concrete! 
Only change what you think makes sense. 

Here is an example of what we do to stay organized within an app called 'Trello'.



With these task sheets, everyone can see each others goals, and also set ones under my tab (Jay) so that they can hold me accountable for whatever it is that I can do for them.



 
  YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE   


Every three months of being our patron, you will ALSO receive merchandise!

See poster here:


See example here:

Your name will be shown and mentioned by us on all social media sites!

Here's how it will look: https://64.media.tumblr.com/94404d09b07fdb80cb3b3...

You'll also get exclusive access to our Discord server! There you can keep up with our posts and all news regarding what you've been helping us fund. You can also request or suggest changes to what we do here on Patreon!

**NEW**:
All Patrons of this tier will receive 20% discounts on all The Other Side merchandise! [I will email you with the code once you sign up]

Here is our merch site: https://merchfromtosbooks.creator-spring.com

Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Hoodie - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Long Sleeve Shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive T-shirt - This is our way of saying thank you <3-
  • Exclusive Poster - This is our way of saying thank you <3-

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About ☾ THE OTHER SIDE ☽

Hello all. My name is Justin Jay Gladstone, and I'm the creator of The Other Side



13 years ago (in 2009), I looked into a mirror and heard a voice inside ask;

'What if there was a world within the mirror that reflected ours?'

And thus, a book series about The Other Side was born...

This Patreon account started in November 2018, and has continued successfully up to this point with the intent of making this series accessible to everyone with all accrued funds. 

Here are some examples of something that we've done: 

  • We've started a YouTube channel to produce various forms of lore and much more
  • We use funds to send free books out to willing readers, bloggers, and reviewers.
  • We have developed 15+ episodes for an audio book
  • We have hired more than 3 artists to produce all sorts of content for our social media platforms. 
  • Hired 15+ voice actors
  • And much more!

When we had originally started this Patreon account, it was because most of the assets we used (such as artwork), did not belong to us. So the first and most important goal to us was to cease utilization of any resource that was owned by someone else. To produce artwork, we used to use a service app known as 'LivePortraitMaker'.

Time passed, and thanks to these funds, we were able to hire multiple artists who thankfully have decided to join our team here, at The Other Side. 

We would love to continue having your assistance so that we can continue providing our audiences with the above mentioned services.

(What will we do with your money?)


-Send FREE books to willing readers-


Readers find the synopsis of The Other Side very interesting. However, since I'm a freshly new author, people are often reluctant to purchase a book. So I have to send free copies out in exchange for honest reviews.

I'm completely fine with doing this, but I can't deny that this will require great deals of money to ship to all those who do want to review it.

(Honest reviews will help others to buy it in the future)

(More than fifty are on my to send list.)

Here are the shipping prices for those who want the book;

To anyone in USA;
$16.19
To Uk, $18.00
To Italy, $20.00
To Argentina, $23.00
To Africa, $30.00
To Australia, $30.00
To India, $31.00

We have 50+ people to send books to, and as you can see...It gets pretty pricey.
So everything counts.


-What will I do with your money?-

Vanessa is the official character artist of the many characters who take part in The Other Side.

On average, Vanessa charges $50 per character:





So most of the funds would go to funding her artwork as she will be drawing characters from throughout the series. (There are 13+ books in total). Any extra funds will go to anything that is related to The Other Side;
-Advertisements
-Monthly Adobe Subscription
-Purchasing books for willing readers
-Equipment for Cameras, Computers, Books, and more!
-Dropbox Monthly Subscription (to store all The Other Side data)



My vision for The Other Side's future, is to utilize artwork so that we can help the minds eyes of all readers, to see exactly what us creators see, when writing and taking part in this long series. 

I want to have it so that readers/watchers have more to look forward to when not only reading but watching the videos. I also want to make an art-book with collections of character artwork in the future.  



(Made With Live Portrait Maker) [A program we no longer need to use thanks to our patrons]


-What ELSE do we plan on doing with your money?-

[Future Goals]

I would eventually like to hire a landscape/environmental artist, one who can portray the environments of both reflecting worlds like shown below.
These typically cost from $45-85. Vanessa has offered to draw backgrounds like these for 100$.





-Make an original soundtrack for the series-

You can listen to our developing soundtrack here;

https://soundcloud.com/tunesfromtheotherside



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How did you publish your book?
I did it independently :) So I am what you would call, an Indie Author

What is an Indie Author?
Unlike traditional publishing, an indie author is allowed to create their own works of art without the need to seek an agent for publication. Traditionally publishing is certainly an easier road and one that everyone would take if they could.

I chose to publish independently because I did not feel like waiting a few weeks, months, or years for anyone's approval on this stories concept. 

The tradeoff is that the Indie Authors are forced to advertise, promote, his/her own work, without the assistance of a big company.

Many aspiring authors stray away from this road because of its expensive trials and tribulations. I do not blame them. 

In your '$30 Tier', you offer a 'Part-Time Writing Coach' program, what is that?

While being on this road of Indie Publishing, I've come across many other authors. In September 2017, I met one who came seeking help on rewriting, rebranding, and republishing her series. My dear friend Maria, joined what I have coined as the 'Creative Studies' program, where I as the Writing Coach would use my experience and knowledge to help her meet her goals. 

Over the years, this program expanded to two more clients who are also seeking their own goals. One aims to become a published Comic Book Artist, and the other, a renowned Author and Artist.

The Writing Coach program has proved to be very useful to them, and if you seek success while battling against your own weaknesses, I promise that within our communities group chats (on Discord and Instagram), we will find you a home where you can be as creative and talented as you wish to be.

How many people have you worked with?
So far, three wonderful people.

Why should we work with you? Are you certified in what you profess?
Well, the 'Creative Coaching' program comes with more than just advice on; preparing yourself to become an author, or following good routines to stay productive. I am here to help in whatever goal you desire. So if you wanted to write a novel series AND become more well known on social media, I can suggest my methods of obtaining organic growth based on experience, observation, and what I constantly teach myself.

I currently have 4 certifications with regards to social media.

Those being: Email Marketing, Sales Enablement, Inbound Marketing, and the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing with Google Digital Garage.

With my aid, so far; one client named Maria Ashen (the first to join) has published her first of many stories to come. Her debut novella was published on April 30th, 2021.



I teaching myself new things to bring to not only she and the others, but myself and all those who follow after.

My time spent with my clients, helps not only them, but also what we do here for The Other Side. The funds they give in exchange for my service and advice, helps us more than we ever imagined.

Join us in our Creative Community to learn about yourself, and your characters.

If you're not here to become a part of the 'Creative Coaching' program, then perhaps you will consider supporting us with the other tiers. We offer a lot of merchandise in exchange for your support.

Thank you for your time, help, and service.

See you, on The Other Side.
Goals
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All funds are being spent on sending FREE books to readers who would like to read The Other Side.

Here's what our current patrons help us do:
-Send 1-5 copies of Book I to readers throughout the world per month. (Books are $25 per copy)
-Pay Vanessa, Nicole, and Jewlie for artwork, ranging around $30-55 per character. (We can afford 1 character per month)
-Pay for Dropbox and Photoshop. ($40 per month)

What we would like to do once we reach 50 patrons:
-Send 10 copies of Book I to readers throughout the world.
-Commission our artists for 2-3 characters per month.

Reviews for The Other Side:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41004013-the-other-side

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