Deirdre M Murphy

Deirdre M Murphy

is creating stories, songs, art, and more.

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patron
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!   And like many people, I work better and create better when I am not stressing out about money.  Your support makes it easier for me to write and do other creative work, both financially and because I know you're rooting for me, and hoping to see great things.

I'd love to be one of those creative people who can say, "you'll get poetry on Monday, fiction on Wednesday, and art on Friday", but that's really not how my brain works.  My process is a lot more chaotic than that, and my health and my partners' are also chronically challenged, so that what's easy in one week can be impossible in another. 

But I'm committed to creating the best I can, and sharing it with you.

Welcome!
Tiers
Whimsical Muse
$1 or more per month
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.
Quirky Writer's Muse
$2 or more per month

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.

Supportive Muse
$3 or more per month

At this level, you are simply supporting me and my work.  Thank you!

You also, of course, get access to all of my patrons-only posts, including the Quirky Writer's Guide chapters and any polls I might do.

Inspiring Muse
$5 or more per month
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.
Marvelous Muse
$10 or more per month

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.  

Splendiferous Muse
$100 or more per month
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.
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!   And like many people, I work better and create better when I am not stressing out about money.  Your support makes it easier for me to write and do other creative work, both financially and because I know you're rooting for me, and hoping to see great things.

I'd love to be one of those creative people who can say, "you'll get poetry on Monday, fiction on Wednesday, and art on Friday", but that's really not how my brain works.  My process is a lot more chaotic than that, and my health and my partners' are also chronically challenged, so that what's easy in one week can be impossible in another. 

But I'm committed to creating the best I can, and sharing it with you.

Welcome!

Recent posts by Deirdre M Murphy

Tiers
Whimsical Muse
$1 or more per month
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.
Quirky Writer's Muse
$2 or more per month

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.

Supportive Muse
$3 or more per month

At this level, you are simply supporting me and my work.  Thank you!

You also, of course, get access to all of my patrons-only posts, including the Quirky Writer's Guide chapters and any polls I might do.

Inspiring Muse
$5 or more per month
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.
Marvelous Muse
$10 or more per month

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.  

Splendiferous Muse
$100 or more per month
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.