Volos is creating web novels.
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patrons

$2
per month
I’m a devoted husband, father, and full time clinical researcher. I realized that I needed a chance to do something more artistic than decades of nonfiction science work. In the past I’ve dabbled in sculpture, photography, and even fine jewelry making. I enjoyed all those pursuits, but none have opened up my imaginative energies like writing fiction.

I come from a more diverse background than most. That pairs well with my long and varied cosmopolitan life to this point. I hope to capture a more complete and varied world view within a fantastical fiction setting. To that end, I have two works posted on Royal Road Legends: Monition of Magic and Handyman.

I’m in the process of very slowly rewriting Monition of Magic, because I want it to be an epic poem, not prose. I also want it to be readable to the modern sensibility. There are currently no scheduled updates, but I will allow my Patrons to view drafts of the work as requested.

Handyman was born from an attempt to work out some writer’s block in the story of Monition of Magic. I had the first few chapters and a substantial portion of the middle completed for Monition, but was struggling with the best way to connect the fragments.

Handyman is written in prose, which I find to be far easier than poetry. The plot follows a scientist, Talo, who was thrust into a world where magic exists. It will deal with ideas of culture, assimilation, religion, ethics, and love. All wrapped in an epic narrative with both science and magic.

I thank you all for even taking the time to read this, and even more for considering being a patron. I commit that I will spend 100% of the gained funds on gifts for my wife, because I’m quite certain that will lead to her being happier with me spending time writing.
Tiers
Junior Lab Tech
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You are a super awesome person who has joined the campaign to get me focused on "not science" fiction.  You get to stay one chapter ahead of RRL.  I'll keep you more accurately updated on progress in my Patron feed, and you'll get a shout out on RRL.
Research Specialist
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
 Every month, I'll have a lab meeting (Patreon-live chat) with all of you awesome RS’s plus previous rewards. 
Postdoc
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You are truely helping this project grow.  You will get access to my 2nd draft Google document, so you can watch the creative process and early access to the chapter content.  Includes all previous rewards.
Lab Manager
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You really know how to support a project.  In addition to the previous rewards, you will get a beautiful high resolution image I created with each release. 
Staff Scientist
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
A true project leader. I will write in a character based on you. We'll talk over who you are and where you will fit. We can talk over the name of the character as well, but it will need to fit into the naming scheme. Plus, of course, previous rewards. 
PI
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You da boss. I will video chat with you once a month, regardless of release, to hangout and see how I can help. Maybe you need code debugged, maybe you have a science or medical question, or maybe you need a small native carving for your significant other. Includes previous rewards.
I’m a devoted husband, father, and full time clinical researcher. I realized that I needed a chance to do something more artistic than decades of nonfiction science work. In the past I’ve dabbled in sculpture, photography, and even fine jewelry making. I enjoyed all those pursuits, but none have opened up my imaginative energies like writing fiction.

I come from a more diverse background than most. That pairs well with my long and varied cosmopolitan life to this point. I hope to capture a more complete and varied world view within a fantastical fiction setting. To that end, I have two works posted on Royal Road Legends: Monition of Magic and Handyman.

I’m in the process of very slowly rewriting Monition of Magic, because I want it to be an epic poem, not prose. I also want it to be readable to the modern sensibility. There are currently no scheduled updates, but I will allow my Patrons to view drafts of the work as requested.

Handyman was born from an attempt to work out some writer’s block in the story of Monition of Magic. I had the first few chapters and a substantial portion of the middle completed for Monition, but was struggling with the best way to connect the fragments.

Handyman is written in prose, which I find to be far easier than poetry. The plot follows a scientist, Talo, who was thrust into a world where magic exists. It will deal with ideas of culture, assimilation, religion, ethics, and love. All wrapped in an epic narrative with both science and magic.

I thank you all for even taking the time to read this, and even more for considering being a patron. I commit that I will spend 100% of the gained funds on gifts for my wife, because I’m quite certain that will lead to her being happier with me spending time writing.

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Tiers
Junior Lab Tech
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You are a super awesome person who has joined the campaign to get me focused on "not science" fiction.  You get to stay one chapter ahead of RRL.  I'll keep you more accurately updated on progress in my Patron feed, and you'll get a shout out on RRL.
Research Specialist
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
 Every month, I'll have a lab meeting (Patreon-live chat) with all of you awesome RS’s plus previous rewards. 
Postdoc
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You are truely helping this project grow.  You will get access to my 2nd draft Google document, so you can watch the creative process and early access to the chapter content.  Includes all previous rewards.
Lab Manager
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You really know how to support a project.  In addition to the previous rewards, you will get a beautiful high resolution image I created with each release. 
Staff Scientist
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
A true project leader. I will write in a character based on you. We'll talk over who you are and where you will fit. We can talk over the name of the character as well, but it will need to fit into the naming scheme. Plus, of course, previous rewards. 
PI
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You da boss. I will video chat with you once a month, regardless of release, to hangout and see how I can help. Maybe you need code debugged, maybe you have a science or medical question, or maybe you need a small native carving for your significant other. Includes previous rewards.