A.E. Prevost is creating Fiction
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patrons

$50
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Hi there. My name is A.E. Prevost. I write things, and I would love to spend more time writing things.

Right now, I'm working on manuscript revisions of my first novel, a secondary-world fantasy adventure about organized crime and friendship, with teenage protagonists. I am also getting out two or three short stories each year, some of which are getting published. On top of that, I'm very proud to be a writer and script editor (and director) for The Ling Space, an extremely neat educational video project teaching linguistics to a broad audience on YouTube and social media. I'm also running an independent bookshop with a friend, and doing freelance work in what remains of my spare time. 

Over the past year since leaving a full-time office job in order to spend my time on things I find more personally satisfying and meaningful, I've managed to carve out a life for myself, but it's precarious. A week's illness that makes me unable to work freelance can leave my month-end bills out of reach. A sudden freelance gig can be a windfall, all while taking away any time I would have to work on my fiction. More often than not I find myself choosing between missing a deadline or passing on sleep. And that's where you come in. Even a few dollars a month makes a difference with things like basic living expenses, not to mention helping me work towards my professional goals as a writer. I'm happy with the choices I've made, but my aim in all of this is to write more, freelance less. 

So what do you get as thanks for joining me on my journey?

By supporting me, you'll get access to my patron-only feed, which is uploaded monthly. These bundles consist of whatever I want to share with you that month: short stories and works in progress, surprisingly decent/incredibly bad things I wrote when I was younger, nonfiction essays, book reviews, poetry, fanfiction, or even the occasional doodle or recipe.

I have been informed a WRITING SAMPLE would be good to put on here. You can check out my growing portfolio of works on my website, but in the meantime here is a (very) short story I wrote when a friend mentioned he was reading "popcorn fiction", and I didn't know what that meant:

The trickle of sweat started at her hairline, navigating the creases of her forehead before pearling at the corner of her brow. Samantha wiped it away with a practiced hand, her eyes never leaving the pan in front of her. Timing was crucial, now, the heat sinking into the kernels, breaching the outer husk, reminding the long-dormant moisture trapped within that before being plant life, before being rain, it had been clouds.

So yeah! Turns out "popcorn fiction" means "short, fluffy, easy-to-read fiction", not "stories about popcorn", but hey, writing sample for you!

Two important footnotes about the majority of stories that will be turning up in my monthly Patreon drops! First, most places that publish fiction request "First Publication" rights, so anything that I have not yet published (but would like to someday) will have to be in draft form. And second, most of what I write is aimed at audiences 15+, and might include profanity, stabby times, politics, or kissing (or maybe ALL OF THE ABOVE??). Consider yourselves warned!

~

GOALS - Here's what we're going to be working towards! Let's start with these and see:

Writing Doesn't Cost Me Money - 150$ per month

As it is, I spend about 150$ each month on writing, with most of that going to my awesome editor for her work and the rest being the averaged-out cost of writing-related software (Microsoft Office, Scrivener, etc). If we reach this funding goal, writing won't be supporting me yet, but at least it won't cost me dollars!

When I reach this goal, I'll change my reward tiers so that everyone supporting me at the $1 level gets the perks of the $2 level. Tell your friends!

Professional Development - 300$ per month

On top of my editing and software costs, if this goal is reached Patreon will also cover my registration and airfare to attend conferences each year that allow me to learn to be a better writer and network with other creators. I've had incredible experiences at  VidCon and NerdCon: Stories, but over the next year, I'm primarily setting my sights for WorldCon and other events specifically aimed at science fiction/fantasy literature.

When my Patreon reaches 300$/month, I'll turn my occasional book reviews into a new monthly feature, to help you curate your reading list!

~

And that's it for now. I've got more in store if those goals get reached, so let's see what we can unlock! Thank you all for reading and for supporting me, and I can't wait to share my creative projects with you!

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
THANK YOU!

A buck a month gets you access to my patron-only feed of stuff, which will consist of stories, sketches, and more.
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
DOUBLE THANKS<3

For two dollars, you get access to the patron-only feed, plus an adorable picture of my cat every month. She's pretty cute. You'll see. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
FANFIC FIVER

Here's where things start getting fancy. At five bucks a month, you get a say in what I write fanfic about. Once I hit the 300$ goal, I'll be uploading one of these every second month, but even before then, they'll happen from time to time, and YOU will get to tell me what you want to read.

Also includes patron-only feed access and cat pics.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
BEHIND THE SCENES

Access to my writing journal, thoughts about my process and inspiration, how I write, when I write, where I write.

Also includes access to patron-only feed, cat pics, and fanfic input.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 of 20 patrons
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS A.E. PREVOST

I will send you a postcard to wherever you are in the world, every month. 

Also includes access to patron-only feed, cat pics, fanfic input, and writing journal.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
FEEDBACK FIFTY

For this amount, you can send me some short fiction of yours (up to 3000 words) once per month and I'll give you feedback.

Also includes access to patron-only feed, cat pics, fanfic input, and writing journal.
Goals
$50 of $150 per month
Writing Doesn't Cost Me Money

Your support lets me pay my editor and covers software costs, making writing effectively free (except for my time). <3

In return, I'll double my short story production, putting up one every second month.
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Hi there. My name is A.E. Prevost. I write things, and I would love to spend more time writing things.

Right now, I'm working on manuscript revisions of my first novel, a secondary-world fantasy adventure about organized crime and friendship, with teenage protagonists. I am also getting out two or three short stories each year, some of which are getting published. On top of that, I'm very proud to be a writer and script editor (and director) for The Ling Space, an extremely neat educational video project teaching linguistics to a broad audience on YouTube and social media. I'm also running an independent bookshop with a friend, and doing freelance work in what remains of my spare time. 

Over the past year since leaving a full-time office job in order to spend my time on things I find more personally satisfying and meaningful, I've managed to carve out a life for myself, but it's precarious. A week's illness that makes me unable to work freelance can leave my month-end bills out of reach. A sudden freelance gig can be a windfall, all while taking away any time I would have to work on my fiction. More often than not I find myself choosing between missing a deadline or passing on sleep. And that's where you come in. Even a few dollars a month makes a difference with things like basic living expenses, not to mention helping me work towards my professional goals as a writer. I'm happy with the choices I've made, but my aim in all of this is to write more, freelance less. 

So what do you get as thanks for joining me on my journey?

By supporting me, you'll get access to my patron-only feed, which is uploaded monthly. These bundles consist of whatever I want to share with you that month: short stories and works in progress, surprisingly decent/incredibly bad things I wrote when I was younger, nonfiction essays, book reviews, poetry, fanfiction, or even the occasional doodle or recipe.

I have been informed a WRITING SAMPLE would be good to put on here. You can check out my growing portfolio of works on my website, but in the meantime here is a (very) short story I wrote when a friend mentioned he was reading "popcorn fiction", and I didn't know what that meant:

The trickle of sweat started at her hairline, navigating the creases of her forehead before pearling at the corner of her brow. Samantha wiped it away with a practiced hand, her eyes never leaving the pan in front of her. Timing was crucial, now, the heat sinking into the kernels, breaching the outer husk, reminding the long-dormant moisture trapped within that before being plant life, before being rain, it had been clouds.

So yeah! Turns out "popcorn fiction" means "short, fluffy, easy-to-read fiction", not "stories about popcorn", but hey, writing sample for you!

Two important footnotes about the majority of stories that will be turning up in my monthly Patreon drops! First, most places that publish fiction request "First Publication" rights, so anything that I have not yet published (but would like to someday) will have to be in draft form. And second, most of what I write is aimed at audiences 15+, and might include profanity, stabby times, politics, or kissing (or maybe ALL OF THE ABOVE??). Consider yourselves warned!

~

GOALS - Here's what we're going to be working towards! Let's start with these and see:

Writing Doesn't Cost Me Money - 150$ per month

As it is, I spend about 150$ each month on writing, with most of that going to my awesome editor for her work and the rest being the averaged-out cost of writing-related software (Microsoft Office, Scrivener, etc). If we reach this funding goal, writing won't be supporting me yet, but at least it won't cost me dollars!

When I reach this goal, I'll change my reward tiers so that everyone supporting me at the $1 level gets the perks of the $2 level. Tell your friends!

Professional Development - 300$ per month

On top of my editing and software costs, if this goal is reached Patreon will also cover my registration and airfare to attend conferences each year that allow me to learn to be a better writer and network with other creators. I've had incredible experiences at  VidCon and NerdCon: Stories, but over the next year, I'm primarily setting my sights for WorldCon and other events specifically aimed at science fiction/fantasy literature.

When my Patreon reaches 300$/month, I'll turn my occasional book reviews into a new monthly feature, to help you curate your reading list!

~

And that's it for now. I've got more in store if those goals get reached, so let's see what we can unlock! Thank you all for reading and for supporting me, and I can't wait to share my creative projects with you!

Recent posts by A.E. Prevost

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
THANK YOU!

A buck a month gets you access to my patron-only feed of stuff, which will consist of stories, sketches, and more.
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
DOUBLE THANKS<3

For two dollars, you get access to the patron-only feed, plus an adorable picture of my cat every month. She's pretty cute. You'll see. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
FANFIC FIVER

Here's where things start getting fancy. At five bucks a month, you get a say in what I write fanfic about. Once I hit the 300$ goal, I'll be uploading one of these every second month, but even before then, they'll happen from time to time, and YOU will get to tell me what you want to read.

Also includes patron-only feed access and cat pics.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
BEHIND THE SCENES

Access to my writing journal, thoughts about my process and inspiration, how I write, when I write, where I write.

Also includes access to patron-only feed, cat pics, and fanfic input.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 of 20 patrons
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS A.E. PREVOST

I will send you a postcard to wherever you are in the world, every month. 

Also includes access to patron-only feed, cat pics, fanfic input, and writing journal.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
FEEDBACK FIFTY

For this amount, you can send me some short fiction of yours (up to 3000 words) once per month and I'll give you feedback.

Also includes access to patron-only feed, cat pics, fanfic input, and writing journal.