Amanda Witow

is creating science fiction and fantasy stories
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Lovely Little Nerds
$1
per month
Are you a nerd? One of my lovelies? Well, you are now. My Lovely Little Nerds are the backbone of my writing career. Without you, I can't be a writer.


All LLNs will receive:

  • Access to my patreon feed (minimum of 1 update per month, plus an excerpt of 500 words or less)
  • Basic access to an exclusive Discord server
  • Invitations to vote on cover designs
  • Access to periodic coupons to get books and bookish swag at great discounts from Prairie Owl Publishing
  • A monthly digital thank you card
Includes Discord rewards
Awesome Little Nerds
$3
per month
Don't want to be just another one of my lovelies? Then be an Awesome Little Nerd! Your support puts me one step closer to my goals.


All ALNs will receive:

  • Access to my patreon feed (minimum of 1 update per month, plus an excerpt of 500 words or less)
  • Basic access to an exclusive Discord server
  • Invitations to vote on cover designs
  • Access to periodic coupons to get books and bookish swag at great discounts from Prairie Owl Publishing
  • A monthly digital thank you card
  • Your name on the Acknowledgements Page of every short story and novel I publish while you're pledged at this level (may opt out, or choose to use an alias)
  • Quarterly access to a print-at-home bookmark
  • Monthly world building tidbits in the patreon feed
Includes Discord rewards
Outstanding Little Nerds
$5
per month
Are you lovely? Puh-lease. Are you Awesome? Not even close. You are Outstanding! Truly exceptional!


All OLNs will receive:

 

  • Access to my patreon feed (minimum of 1 update per month, plus an excerpt of 500 words or less)
  • Basic access to an exclusive Discord server
  • Invitations to vote on cover designs
  • Access to periodic coupons to get books and bookish swag at great discounts from Prairie Owl Publishing
  • A monthly digital thank you card
  • Your name on the Acknowledgements Page of every short story and novel I publish while you're pledged at this level (may opt out, or choose to use an alias)
  • Quarterly access to a print-at-home bookmark
  • Monthly world building tidbits in the patreon feed
  • Monthly character interviews in the patreon feed
  • Monthly livestreaming while I write (ask questions, join me for word wars/sprints, and watch me work on the stories you love)
  • Invitations to vote on character names and designs
Includes Discord rewards

1

patron

$5

per month

About Amanda Witow

Who am I?
In the simplest terms possible, I'm an author. I'm also a nerd, a book lover, a wife, and a ninja. You can find my published work at Prairie Owl Publishing, and you can find small short stories and flash fiction on my Tumblr.
I've been writing since I was young, and my first novel was published in 2016. I honestly love to write, and would like to be able to write more--but, between my work and volunteer commitments, it's hard to do as much as I would like.

What do I write?
I write an eclectic mix of science fiction and fantasy. My first series, Legend's Legacy, is a historical fantasy; my (surprisingly) popular Tumblr ghost story, Eloise, is an urban supernatural; and I've written short stories in a wide smattering of other genres, including: sci-fi, romance, low fantasy, high fantasy, science fantasy, magical realism, mystery, and general fiction.

Where can you find my writing?
As I mentioned above, you can find my published stuff at Prairie Owl Publishing, but it's also available on Kobo and Amazon. There are short stories and flash fiction on Tumblr. All my published work is also listed on Goodreads, so you can add the novels and short stories to your shelves :)

Why Patreon?
Patreon is a platform designed to help people support the artists and creators they love. With a minimum of $1 a month, you can help support me and my writing. Plus, it lets me give something back to all you awesome people who support my journey from newbie author to someone who can live off her writing. The ability to provide content exclusive to my supporters is very appealing to me, and (I hope) appealing to you as well!

When will Patreon support affect my writing?
At the moment, I am only able to write in small spurts. On a good day, I can get in a couple thousand words, but the average is closer to only about 500 words a day. This is far below what I would like to be writing--which is where your support comes in!
  • At $200 a month, I can dedicate 2 full days to writing every month
  • At $400 a month, I can dedicate 4 full days to writing every month
  • At $800 a month, I can dedicate 8 full days to writing every month
  • At $1,000 a month, I can dedicate 10 fulls days to writing every month
  • At $1,500 a month, I can dedicate 12 days straight to writing every month
  • At $3,000+ a month, I can write full-time
(As pledge amounts can change from month to month, I won't consider myself at a level (e.g., $200/month) until I've maintained that level of support for at least two months)

How do these different levels affect you, my Patreon supporter?
That's a very good question! And one that you are right to ask. As a supporter, you will receive the following perks as the overall pledge amounts grow:
  • < $100: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month, an Update and 500 word Excerpt on the 15th of the month
  • $101 - $200: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month; an Update, 500 word Excerpt, AND a Behind-the-Scenes Photo/Teaser on the 15th of the month
  • $201 - $400: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month; an Update and 500 word Excerpt of the 10th AND 25th of the month; and a Behind-the-Scenes Photo/Teaser on the 15th of the month
  • $401-$800: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month; an Update, 500 word Excerpt, AND Behind-the-Scenes Photo/Teaser on the 10th AND 25th of the month
  • $801-$1,000: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month; an Update and 500 word Excerpt on the 8th, 19th, AND 28th of the month; and a Behind-the-Scenes Photo/Teaser on the 10th and 25th of the month
  • $1,001 - $1,500: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month; an Update and 500 word Excerpt on the 8th, 19th, and 28th of the month; a Behind-the-Scenes Photo/Teaser on the 10th and 25th of the month; AND a Livestream Writing Session open to all patrons on the 15th of the month (this is in addition to Pledge Perk Livestream that's open to pledgers at the OLN and higher tiers)
  • $1,501 - $3,000: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month; an Update and 500 word Excerpt on the 7th, 14th, 21st, AND 28th of the month; a Behind-the-Scenes Photo/Teaser on the 10th and 25th of the month; and a Livestream Writing Session open to all patrons on the 15th of the month
  • $3,001+: Pledge Perks on the 5th of the month; an Update and 500 word Excerpt on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of the month; a Behind-the-Scenes Photo/Teaser on the 10th and 25th of the month; and a Livestream Writing Session open to all patrons on the 10th AND 25th of the month

*A Note on Pledge Perks*
  • The exclusive Discord server is open to all patrons, at all pledge levels, with higher levels receiving some added capabilities.
    • On the server, user 'roles' will be as follows:
      • Patron: the basic role for all members; able to chat, share pictures and links, manage their own nickname, and add reactions to messages
      • Benefactor: the upgraded role for anyone at, or above, the SLN level. Able to access some of the private channels, as well as all the abilities of those at the Patron level
      • Sponsor: the premium role for anyone at, or above, the LN level. Able to access all of the private channels, as well as the abilities of the Patron level
    • Discord Channels will include:
      • General - for all topics and conversations that don't fit anywhere else
      • Book Books Books - for discussions about books, mine, yours, and everyone else's
      • Words Words Words - for discussions and commiseration about writing
      • Sprints and Wars - for creating, and participating in word sprints and word wars
      • Speculations - for discussions about my writing that I will respond to (Benefactor and Sponsor only)
      • Requests - for discussions about what you would like to see me work on (Benefactor and Sponsor only)
      • Questions - for asking me questions about my stories and characters (Sponsor only)
      • Advice - to ask me questions about your own writing (Sponsor only)
  • Starting at the Awesome Little Nerd level, all patrons have the option of having their name included on the Acknowledgements Page of every short story and novel I publish. You may choose to use a different name (whether that's a pen name, username, or nickname), or to not have your name listed at all.
  • Livestreams will be done through Patreon at 6pm CST (due to volunteer commitments, if the livestream date falls on a Monday, Wednesday, or the first Thursday of the month, the livestream will be moved to the next available date).
  • Heroic Nerds, Mythic Nerds, and God-Tier Nerds all receive 2 of my previously published novels. You have your choice of any of my published novels, or you can choose to swap out one (or both) of my novels in exchange for one of my personal favourite novels (your choice of genre, but not specific book)
Goals
$5 of $101 per month
Monthly updates will include a Behind-the-Scenes photo/teaser
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