Deirdre M Murphy is creating stories, songs, art, tarot musings, and more.
2
patrons
$9
per month
Hi, I'm Deirdre Murphy, though you may know me as Wyld Dandelyon.  I love sharing things full of magic and fun.  I'm a writer, a singer-songwriter, and an artist.  I also love having a personal connection to my readers.  And that's where you come in.  You're my inspiration and support.

So, why should we connect here?

First, the TOS here is very clear that I retain the rights to my work.  I can no longer trust Live Journal (and never trusted Facebook) in that regard. 

Second, like everyone else, I've got to eat and sleep and all that, so the bills must be paid--and it's a lot less stressful to sit down with the virtual checkbook when there's money in the account.  My income has been decreasing, but you can bet the bills won't!  

Oh, about those multiple $5/month levels--I do a lot of things, and this is your chance to decide how I spend the time I will be devoting to this Patreon.  If you're willing to send me the equivalent of a simple coffee and pastry at someplace like Starbucks every month, I want to give you the opportunity to let me know what you want to see.  A cuppa isn't much, but it will make a big difference to me.  But if you don't want to choose between options, that's good too--I have added a special level just for you.  No matter which $5/month option you pick, you'll get to see everything I post at that support level and below.

If there's something I do that doesn't fit into any of these rewards, and that you want to support, please let me know.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that all of the art on this page is mine.
Tiers
Whimsical Muse
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my Patrons-only feed.

I will create at least one new thing every week. It might be a ficlet, a haiku, song lyrics, a sketch, or something else, but whatever it is, you'll see it first.  

On average, I expect one post a month will remain Patrons Only past the end of the month.  Other things will be shared or expanded elsewhere, but not until you have the opportunity to see and respond to them.
Fanciful Muse
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the Whimsical Muse, you can ask questions, offer prompts, and in general help to shape new fiction, art, and other posts.  Inspire me!

Also, patrons at this and higher levels will get regular peeks at a non-fiction book I'm writing: A Fiction Writer’s Quirky Guide to Courting Inspiration and Foiling Writer’s Block. These posts will remain Patrons Only, so only patrons will see these suggestions until the book is published.  

And once that is finished, I'll ask for your feedback about what you'd like to see next.
Inspiring Muse
$5 or more per month 1 patron
One of my big goals is to start publishing some of my stories--ones that have not found the right home and ones that appeared in places you may not have ever seen--as e-books, individually and eventually in collections.  There's lots I need to do to make this happen.  If you pick this reward, I'll share blogs about the process, covers-in-progress, excerpts, whatever seems most interesting or exciting, at least once a month.  

Also, when I have discount codes or know about any promotional discounts for any of my stuff, I'll be sure to let my patrons know.
Divinatory Muse
$5 or more per month 1 patron
If I have Divinatory patrons, I will post periodically about Tarot, divination, and/or spirituality.  Patrons at this tier will have a chance to ask questions and suggest topics for future posts.  

Also, when I do public card readings, patrons in this tier can get an extra card.  Just mention you're a patron.  You can also request a discounted reading even when I'm not doing public readings.  
Abstract Muse
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll do a painting or other work of art, abstract or figural, and post in-progress photos.  

If I get 20 patrons for this tier, I will figure out how to do live streaming and chat with people as I work.
Supportive Muse
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to support me and see all posts up to and including the $5 level, but don't want to influence how I spend the time budgeted for Patreon?  

Or are you one of the people who always choose the "clicky box" option in an online poll?

Then this tier is for you!  You can still send questions and suggestions if you want, of course, but you don't have to make any hard choices to support me and get my heartfelt thanks!
Musical Muse
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll share song lyrics or musings about singing, playing instruments, performing, and/or writing lyrics and tunes.  

If I get 20 or more musical patrons, I'll figure out this home recording thing and share recordings of some of my songs, and you can vote on which song I should do first.  
Marvelous Muse
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the above levels, I will list you (under your real name or an alias acceptable to both of us) as one of my Marvelous Muses on my web page and any works I self-publish while you are supporting me.  I will also, once a year at an arranged time, call or skype you to sing you a Happy Birthday or other joyous holiday.  (I won't promise to learn a new song for you, however.)
Splendiferous Muse
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, I'll write a drabble or piece of flash fiction, a short poem, or do a small drawing or painting based on your request.*  I will share it privately with you, and keep it private for at least two weeks.

If it's fiction or poetry, I may share it here after those two weeks, or I may submit it for traditional publication.  Either way, I will also print a hard copy and sign it for you.  If it's art, I will share it here, and the original is yours if you want it.

I'll cover domestic US shipping if it will fit into one of the post office's flat rate boxes.  If you're not in the US or if the art is too big for those boxes, you'll need to pay the actual shipping, discounted by $5.00, before I ship it.)

*This is not a full commission, where I provide sketches and you pick one, and then you have continued input into the finished product as I work.  If you want to commission a work, we can discuss the details of what you want and if it's a project I can be excited about and I have time to do it, I'll offer a substantially discounted price to you as my Splendiferous Patron.
Goals
$9 of $100 per month
Getting Started

At $100 I'll know this experiment is actually working!  I'll do something extra to thank you all.  Suggestions welcome!

Additionally, once I reach $100 I will choose some additional people to support here on Patreon.  I love supporting creative people, and your support will help me to support more people than I could otherwise.  After I've been their patron for a while, I'll post a review for you, because your support made that possible.

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Hi, I'm Deirdre Murphy, though you may know me as Wyld Dandelyon.  I love sharing things full of magic and fun.  I'm a writer, a singer-songwriter, and an artist.  I also love having a personal connection to my readers.  And that's where you come in.  You're my inspiration and support.

So, why should we connect here?

First, the TOS here is very clear that I retain the rights to my work.  I can no longer trust Live Journal (and never trusted Facebook) in that regard. 

Second, like everyone else, I've got to eat and sleep and all that, so the bills must be paid--and it's a lot less stressful to sit down with the virtual checkbook when there's money in the account.  My income has been decreasing, but you can bet the bills won't!  

Oh, about those multiple $5/month levels--I do a lot of things, and this is your chance to decide how I spend the time I will be devoting to this Patreon.  If you're willing to send me the equivalent of a simple coffee and pastry at someplace like Starbucks every month, I want to give you the opportunity to let me know what you want to see.  A cuppa isn't much, but it will make a big difference to me.  But if you don't want to choose between options, that's good too--I have added a special level just for you.  No matter which $5/month option you pick, you'll get to see everything I post at that support level and below.

If there's something I do that doesn't fit into any of these rewards, and that you want to support, please let me know.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that all of the art on this page is mine.

Recent posts by Deirdre M Murphy

Tiers
Whimsical Muse
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to my Patrons-only feed.

I will create at least one new thing every week. It might be a ficlet, a haiku, song lyrics, a sketch, or something else, but whatever it is, you'll see it first.  

On average, I expect one post a month will remain Patrons Only past the end of the month.  Other things will be shared or expanded elsewhere, but not until you have the opportunity to see and respond to them.
Fanciful Muse
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the Whimsical Muse, you can ask questions, offer prompts, and in general help to shape new fiction, art, and other posts.  Inspire me!

Also, patrons at this and higher levels will get regular peeks at a non-fiction book I'm writing: A Fiction Writer’s Quirky Guide to Courting Inspiration and Foiling Writer’s Block. These posts will remain Patrons Only, so only patrons will see these suggestions until the book is published.  

And once that is finished, I'll ask for your feedback about what you'd like to see next.
Inspiring Muse
$5 or more per month 1 patron
One of my big goals is to start publishing some of my stories--ones that have not found the right home and ones that appeared in places you may not have ever seen--as e-books, individually and eventually in collections.  There's lots I need to do to make this happen.  If you pick this reward, I'll share blogs about the process, covers-in-progress, excerpts, whatever seems most interesting or exciting, at least once a month.  

Also, when I have discount codes or know about any promotional discounts for any of my stuff, I'll be sure to let my patrons know.
Divinatory Muse
$5 or more per month 1 patron
If I have Divinatory patrons, I will post periodically about Tarot, divination, and/or spirituality.  Patrons at this tier will have a chance to ask questions and suggest topics for future posts.  

Also, when I do public card readings, patrons in this tier can get an extra card.  Just mention you're a patron.  You can also request a discounted reading even when I'm not doing public readings.  
Abstract Muse
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll do a painting or other work of art, abstract or figural, and post in-progress photos.  

If I get 20 patrons for this tier, I will figure out how to do live streaming and chat with people as I work.
Supportive Muse
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Want to support me and see all posts up to and including the $5 level, but don't want to influence how I spend the time budgeted for Patreon?  

Or are you one of the people who always choose the "clicky box" option in an online poll?

Then this tier is for you!  You can still send questions and suggestions if you want, of course, but you don't have to make any hard choices to support me and get my heartfelt thanks!
Musical Muse
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll share song lyrics or musings about singing, playing instruments, performing, and/or writing lyrics and tunes.  

If I get 20 or more musical patrons, I'll figure out this home recording thing and share recordings of some of my songs, and you can vote on which song I should do first.  
Marvelous Muse
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the above levels, I will list you (under your real name or an alias acceptable to both of us) as one of my Marvelous Muses on my web page and any works I self-publish while you are supporting me.  I will also, once a year at an arranged time, call or skype you to sing you a Happy Birthday or other joyous holiday.  (I won't promise to learn a new song for you, however.)
Splendiferous Muse
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, I'll write a drabble or piece of flash fiction, a short poem, or do a small drawing or painting based on your request.*  I will share it privately with you, and keep it private for at least two weeks.

If it's fiction or poetry, I may share it here after those two weeks, or I may submit it for traditional publication.  Either way, I will also print a hard copy and sign it for you.  If it's art, I will share it here, and the original is yours if you want it.

I'll cover domestic US shipping if it will fit into one of the post office's flat rate boxes.  If you're not in the US or if the art is too big for those boxes, you'll need to pay the actual shipping, discounted by $5.00, before I ship it.)

*This is not a full commission, where I provide sketches and you pick one, and then you have continued input into the finished product as I work.  If you want to commission a work, we can discuss the details of what you want and if it's a project I can be excited about and I have time to do it, I'll offer a substantially discounted price to you as my Splendiferous Patron.