Verge of History is creating science fiction stories
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Verge of History started out as a series of short stories I begin writing in 2012 and self-publishing in a simple blog-style site. I ended up rebooting that project and self-published my first novel In 2015. Although I spent many months since then working on the second in the series, I ended up putting the whole project on hold for a few years for career reasons. As of late 2018 I've decided to start fresh again.

I really want to steer clear of the traditional publishing route. The mainline story following Renee and Sigma through their adventures is probably better to pursue as a serial. And I already have several more stories ready to draft in parallel. I'm more interested in getting a wide audience than in making a lot of money doing this. So while you'll find many authors with Patreon campaigns to help get to their traditional publishing goals, my goal is to have some generous patrons to fund free content for all.

Visit our main website. Anyone can join our Discord server in read-only mode (limited to prevent trolling). Tier 1 patrons and up get to actively participate in the discussions.

As you might guess, your generous contributions are mainly going toward allowing me to focus full time on VoH. I've had to put it on hold several times and for several years between writing stints because I've never made a serious push to make a career out of this. It's time now. Beyond my living expenses, your donations will be paying for content creation assets. For example, assets I purchase from Daz Studio for story illustrations can cost hundreds of dollars. Adobe PhotoShop costs $22 each month. I have a virtual machine hosting my website and database that costs $50 per month. These are just a few examples of what I spend hundreds of dollars each month just to write and illustrate stories. Your donations over my basic expenses can also help me attend conventions and promote VoH more widely. They can also help me develop a VR-capable 3D world you can explore by yourself or join the fan community in lively conversations and role-play. The sky is the limit and the generosity of a few patrons fuels this rocket so everyone can ride. Thank you.
Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every dollar helps support keeping the main VoH series free for the world to enjoy. Your rewards:
  • Read author notes in stories
  • Participate in patron-only Discord channels
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 2
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
This starts putting a dent in monthly costs. Your rewards:
  • Read author notes in stories
  • Participate in patron-only Discord channels
  • Archive of early VoH content
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This is a very generous level of giving that really powers this author's creative efforts. Your rewards:
  • Read author notes in stories
  • Participate in patron-only Discord channels
  • Archive of early VoH content
  • Included in the short list of Tier 3 sponsors on our public website
  • Special insider access to the writing process, including to not-yet-published content
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$1 of $1,000 per month
I honestly can't live on this, but getting to this point will prove to me that free content powered by Patreon donors is a viable career option. I'll double my efforts to hit my next goal: $2,500 per month will allow me to scrape by and focus nearly full time on this.
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Visit vergeofhistory.com

Verge of History started out as a series of short stories I begin writing in 2012 and self-publishing in a simple blog-style site. I ended up rebooting that project and self-published my first novel In 2015. Although I spent many months since then working on the second in the series, I ended up putting the whole project on hold for a few years for career reasons. As of late 2018 I've decided to start fresh again.

I really want to steer clear of the traditional publishing route. The mainline story following Renee and Sigma through their adventures is probably better to pursue as a serial. And I already have several more stories ready to draft in parallel. I'm more interested in getting a wide audience than in making a lot of money doing this. So while you'll find many authors with Patreon campaigns to help get to their traditional publishing goals, my goal is to have some generous patrons to fund free content for all.

Visit our main website. Anyone can join our Discord server in read-only mode (limited to prevent trolling). Tier 1 patrons and up get to actively participate in the discussions.

As you might guess, your generous contributions are mainly going toward allowing me to focus full time on VoH. I've had to put it on hold several times and for several years between writing stints because I've never made a serious push to make a career out of this. It's time now. Beyond my living expenses, your donations will be paying for content creation assets. For example, assets I purchase from Daz Studio for story illustrations can cost hundreds of dollars. Adobe PhotoShop costs $22 each month. I have a virtual machine hosting my website and database that costs $50 per month. These are just a few examples of what I spend hundreds of dollars each month just to write and illustrate stories. Your donations over my basic expenses can also help me attend conventions and promote VoH more widely. They can also help me develop a VR-capable 3D world you can explore by yourself or join the fan community in lively conversations and role-play. The sky is the limit and the generosity of a few patrons fuels this rocket so everyone can ride. Thank you.

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Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every dollar helps support keeping the main VoH series free for the world to enjoy. Your rewards:
  • Read author notes in stories
  • Participate in patron-only Discord channels
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 2
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
This starts putting a dent in monthly costs. Your rewards:
  • Read author notes in stories
  • Participate in patron-only Discord channels
  • Archive of early VoH content
Includes Discord rewards
Tier 3
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This is a very generous level of giving that really powers this author's creative efforts. Your rewards:
  • Read author notes in stories
  • Participate in patron-only Discord channels
  • Archive of early VoH content
  • Included in the short list of Tier 3 sponsors on our public website
  • Special insider access to the writing process, including to not-yet-published content
Includes Discord rewards