Writing Excuses is creating a podcast about the art & business of writing
533

patrons

$2,081
per month
Writing Excuses is a weekly podcast for writers and aspiring writers. Over the years we've won a bunch of awards, we've showcased a phenomenal who's who of fantasy, science fiction, and horror authors, and we've had the privilege of being there when exciting new authors start promising new careers. We're very proud of what we've accomplished, but we are always trying to do better.

Writing Excuses was sponsored by advertisers for almost ten years, which was great, but limiting. Moving to Patreon has allowed us to promote a wider range of book-of-the-weeks and authors, and continues to help us improve our equipment and the quality of the podcast overall.

We want to be very clear that the podcast will remain free. It always has been, and it always will be. We believe very strongly that writing advice and education belong to everybody, not just the people who can pay for it. That's a big part of why we're doing this Patreon--so that the people who can kick in a few bucks a month can help keep the the show available for the people who can't. We're not doing this to get rich: the funds we raise here will go toward improving the show, upgrading our equipment, paying our guests, and covering the various other expenses that crop up as we move forward.

Whether you just want to say thank you, or you want access to some our cool rewards, this Patreon is for you. Check out our list of pledge rewards and milestones, and help make Writing Excuses even more awesome.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 333 patrons
Thank you! Yay! You will have early access to all of the bonus episodes.
Pledge $5 or more per month
70 patrons
Hear it When Howard Does! When Howard uploads the new episode to the server so he can write the liner notes, you'll get to listen to it, too. This means that you'll occasionally get to hear mistakes that we haven't edited out yet. You will also gain access to every lower pledge reward.
Pledge $10 or more per month
109 patrons
The Random Hat!  A couple of times a month, the podcasters will post a random bonus. We might do a call to put questions in the hat. Or we'll pull something cool from our stash like an outline, a synopsis, a deleted scene, an early draft, an unedited work-in-progress, fan-fic, a puppet pattern, presumably hillarious outtakes, or something even more amazing, sure to delight the hardcore fan or shed valuable insight for an aspiring writer. You will also gain access to every lower pledge reward.
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 22 patrons
Writing Excuses is all about giving back to the writing community, and this pledge level is your chance to pay it forward by contributing to the Writing Excuses Retreat Scholarships. These scholarships allow promising writers who can't afford it on their own the chance to come to a six-day, all-expenses-paid writing conference, taught by the podcasters and a rotating schedule of amazing guests. By pledging at this tier you get all of the lower pledge rewards, which effectively makes this a more expensive version of the $10 reward level, but your main reward is knowing that your extra $10 a month is going directly to help a struggling writer. Pretty cool, huh?
Pledge $50 or more per month
3 patrons
Join our Sponsor page! We will be adding a sponsor page to our website, just like in a program for a convention or theater production. You will be able to submit 150 words, a link, and a small image, and it will stay on our sponsor page for as long as you remain at this pledge level. We retain the right to reject any sponsor for any reason. You will also gain access to every lower pledge reward.
Goals
$2,081 of $3,000 per month
Writing Excuses, and the various websites and events and calendars and cruises that have become a part of it, are quickly outgrowing our ability to manage without sacrificing our writing time. A producer will help us continue to grow, while controlling that growth and making sure everything is as smooth and useful and professional as it can be.
12 of 13
Writing Excuses is a weekly podcast for writers and aspiring writers. Over the years we've won a bunch of awards, we've showcased a phenomenal who's who of fantasy, science fiction, and horror authors, and we've had the privilege of being there when exciting new authors start promising new careers. We're very proud of what we've accomplished, but we are always trying to do better.

Writing Excuses was sponsored by advertisers for almost ten years, which was great, but limiting. Moving to Patreon has allowed us to promote a wider range of book-of-the-weeks and authors, and continues to help us improve our equipment and the quality of the podcast overall.

We want to be very clear that the podcast will remain free. It always has been, and it always will be. We believe very strongly that writing advice and education belong to everybody, not just the people who can pay for it. That's a big part of why we're doing this Patreon--so that the people who can kick in a few bucks a month can help keep the the show available for the people who can't. We're not doing this to get rich: the funds we raise here will go toward improving the show, upgrading our equipment, paying our guests, and covering the various other expenses that crop up as we move forward.

Whether you just want to say thank you, or you want access to some our cool rewards, this Patreon is for you. Check out our list of pledge rewards and milestones, and help make Writing Excuses even more awesome.

Recent posts by Writing Excuses

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 333 patrons
Thank you! Yay! You will have early access to all of the bonus episodes.
Pledge $5 or more per month
70 patrons
Hear it When Howard Does! When Howard uploads the new episode to the server so he can write the liner notes, you'll get to listen to it, too. This means that you'll occasionally get to hear mistakes that we haven't edited out yet. You will also gain access to every lower pledge reward.
Pledge $10 or more per month
109 patrons
The Random Hat!  A couple of times a month, the podcasters will post a random bonus. We might do a call to put questions in the hat. Or we'll pull something cool from our stash like an outline, a synopsis, a deleted scene, an early draft, an unedited work-in-progress, fan-fic, a puppet pattern, presumably hillarious outtakes, or something even more amazing, sure to delight the hardcore fan or shed valuable insight for an aspiring writer. You will also gain access to every lower pledge reward.
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 22 patrons
Writing Excuses is all about giving back to the writing community, and this pledge level is your chance to pay it forward by contributing to the Writing Excuses Retreat Scholarships. These scholarships allow promising writers who can't afford it on their own the chance to come to a six-day, all-expenses-paid writing conference, taught by the podcasters and a rotating schedule of amazing guests. By pledging at this tier you get all of the lower pledge rewards, which effectively makes this a more expensive version of the $10 reward level, but your main reward is knowing that your extra $10 a month is going directly to help a struggling writer. Pretty cool, huh?
Pledge $50 or more per month
3 patrons
Join our Sponsor page! We will be adding a sponsor page to our website, just like in a program for a convention or theater production. You will be able to submit 150 words, a link, and a small image, and it will stay on our sponsor page for as long as you remain at this pledge level. We retain the right to reject any sponsor for any reason. You will also gain access to every lower pledge reward.