A. J. Black is creating writing on TV, Movies and Popular Culture
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patrons
Hey everyone, I'm Tony.

If you're familiar with my site, Cultural Conversation, then thanks a lot for considering throwing some support my way for what I do - write. Primarily about TV & Movies, but also about popular culture at large. If you've happened upon my Patreon, check my site out here to see what I'm about.

I've been writing for some years now, dabbling in penning screenplays for fun as part of a website community before branching out and writing film reviews here and there. After some freelance work for sites like Cinema Chords and Flickering Myth, I set up Cultural Conversation around the same time as a website I founded as co-editor, Set the Tape. I learned a lot doing that over the last almost 2 years but, ultimately, I missed just the simple process of writing.

Like many of us, I have a day job that I try and work my passion for writing around, but I've set this Patreon up so if you enjoy my writing you can monthly, for around the price of a decent coffee (or at the most a quality lunch), lend me a little support that will make the process that little bit easier. In exchange, as you'll see from my tiers, I can give you back bespoke pieces, writers notes, and an insight into my thought process.

If you can donate, I can't thank you enough for the support. Here's to sending plenty of words your way!
Tiers
Keep up the (good?) work, Tony!
$1 or more per month

The cheerleader level! 


The equivalent of cheering me on at the sidelines if I was doing a 10k and promising I can have a really great chippy tea if I reach the finish line.

Early Access!
$2 or more per month

You get the good stuff early.


Any piece of writing on Cultural Conversation you will get as a priority before everyone else.

Pick a Movie!
$3 or more per month

The first bespoke option.


You get to choose one movie a month--any movie, barring in cinema releases--and I'll review it as a Patron exclusive, or if I get loads of submissions it'll go into a Patron poll to decide which wins (at least one movie a week is doable). Nobody else except Patrons will get to see these reviews.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Pick a Topic!
$4 or more per month

The second bespoke option.


You get to choose a topic every month in TV/Movies/Popular Culture and I'll find some angle and write a piece about it - could be on your favourite film or TV show or book or moment, let your imagination go wild! Nobody else except Patrons will get to see these pieces.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Pick a TV Show!
$5 or more per month

The third bespoke option.


You get to choose quarterly a (completed) TV show that I'll watch and review episode by episode as a Patron exclusive. Again, if I get loads of submissions they'll go into a Patron poll to decide which wins. Nobody else except Patrons will get to see these reviews.


PLUS you get to choose a topic as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Take the Black!
$6 or more per month

The premier bespoke option.


You get to join me in our very own Discord chat zone (which I have to call Castle Black, obviously!) where we can talk TV, movies, anything you like really. We'll also set up a voice chat hangout on Discord once a month where we can shoot the breeze.


PLUS you get to choose a TV show as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a topic as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Insider Access!
$10 or more per month

The elite bespoke option.


You get an insight into the deeper process - exclusive 'Tony Talks' diary pieces, thoughts on pop culture, ideas and notes. You'll probably get more of my brain than anyone except Mrs Black!


PLUS you get entry into Castle Black aka the Discord chat zone as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a TV show as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a topic as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Goals
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If I reached this amount, I'd be able to start considering the possibility of scaling down work to something more part-time and concentrate on writing more permanently - including upping the ante on what content I could provide on here.

That or I could blow it all on whiskey and start writing everything drunk. Whichever you'd prefer.
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Hey everyone, I'm Tony.

If you're familiar with my site, Cultural Conversation, then thanks a lot for considering throwing some support my way for what I do - write. Primarily about TV & Movies, but also about popular culture at large. If you've happened upon my Patreon, check my site out here to see what I'm about.

I've been writing for some years now, dabbling in penning screenplays for fun as part of a website community before branching out and writing film reviews here and there. After some freelance work for sites like Cinema Chords and Flickering Myth, I set up Cultural Conversation around the same time as a website I founded as co-editor, Set the Tape. I learned a lot doing that over the last almost 2 years but, ultimately, I missed just the simple process of writing.

Like many of us, I have a day job that I try and work my passion for writing around, but I've set this Patreon up so if you enjoy my writing you can monthly, for around the price of a decent coffee (or at the most a quality lunch), lend me a little support that will make the process that little bit easier. In exchange, as you'll see from my tiers, I can give you back bespoke pieces, writers notes, and an insight into my thought process.

If you can donate, I can't thank you enough for the support. Here's to sending plenty of words your way!

Recent posts by A. J. Black

Tiers
Keep up the (good?) work, Tony!
$1 or more per month

The cheerleader level! 


The equivalent of cheering me on at the sidelines if I was doing a 10k and promising I can have a really great chippy tea if I reach the finish line.

Early Access!
$2 or more per month

You get the good stuff early.


Any piece of writing on Cultural Conversation you will get as a priority before everyone else.

Pick a Movie!
$3 or more per month

The first bespoke option.


You get to choose one movie a month--any movie, barring in cinema releases--and I'll review it as a Patron exclusive, or if I get loads of submissions it'll go into a Patron poll to decide which wins (at least one movie a week is doable). Nobody else except Patrons will get to see these reviews.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Pick a Topic!
$4 or more per month

The second bespoke option.


You get to choose a topic every month in TV/Movies/Popular Culture and I'll find some angle and write a piece about it - could be on your favourite film or TV show or book or moment, let your imagination go wild! Nobody else except Patrons will get to see these pieces.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Pick a TV Show!
$5 or more per month

The third bespoke option.


You get to choose quarterly a (completed) TV show that I'll watch and review episode by episode as a Patron exclusive. Again, if I get loads of submissions they'll go into a Patron poll to decide which wins. Nobody else except Patrons will get to see these reviews.


PLUS you get to choose a topic as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Take the Black!
$6 or more per month

The premier bespoke option.


You get to join me in our very own Discord chat zone (which I have to call Castle Black, obviously!) where we can talk TV, movies, anything you like really. We'll also set up a voice chat hangout on Discord once a month where we can shoot the breeze.


PLUS you get to choose a TV show as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a topic as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.

Insider Access!
$10 or more per month

The elite bespoke option.


You get an insight into the deeper process - exclusive 'Tony Talks' diary pieces, thoughts on pop culture, ideas and notes. You'll probably get more of my brain than anyone except Mrs Black!


PLUS you get entry into Castle Black aka the Discord chat zone as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a TV show as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a topic as in the previous tier.


PLUS you get to choose a movie as in the previous tier.


PLUS early access to all posts as in the previous tier.