Anna Kreider is creating serial fiction
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My name is Anna Kreider, and I'm a game designer, illustrator, and writer. Mostly what I write these days are roleplaying games and blog posts, but my first love was and always will be writing fiction. I desperately miss writing fiction, and would like to get back into it - but I need your help!

The goal of this project is to write a novel, albeit one that will be written and released a chapter at a time. I'm hoping that I can attract enough support to make this a financially viable prospect.

Project Details

In From the Cold is a novel that I have been planning for the last few months, based on a long-running tabletop campaign of Apocalypse World set in the Canadian arctic - albeit with many liberties taken and changes made for the needs of a different format. While it's hard for me to precisely predict length, my target for average chapter length is 4-5000 words, and the story itself will take place over 14-16 chapters. My goal is to publish chapters approximately once per month. You can read the first chapter for free here.

Quality is something I take very seriously for this project. This novel has been meticulously planned; my detailed, annotated outline is just over 10,000 words. I also have an experienced editor on board who will be helping me do final rewrites on content before it is published to my patrons.

I also am committed to making each chapter an entertaining experience. Infodump chapters are one of genre fiction's cardinal sins, and I have put the work into planning to make sure that this doesn't happen. Each chapter will be able to stand on its own merits in terms of entertainment value. That is something I take very, very seriously.

(Wait, go back. You mean this is fanfic?)

Technically speaking, yes? Though I certainly don't see that as a bad thing! Some of the most famous series in Fantasy started out as fanfic based on a tabletop roleplaying campaign - Terry Brooks' Shannara series and the Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman being two very notable examples. Roleplaying has long been a rich and fruitful source of inspiration for writers of genre fiction.

How Do I Know This Will Be Worth Reading?

I have been writing seriously for nearly twenty years, but perhaps more importantly: I'm an experienced writer with a lot of professional writing and publishing credits. I've done freelance writing and design for various roleplaying publishers, including Onyx Path. I've also been publishing my own games since 2008 through my games company Peach Pants Press and have done well enough that I've funded two game-related crowdfunding projects. Lastly, for more than a year now I've been running a Patreon for my feminist gaming blog: Go Make Me a Sandwich. Through that Patreon I've published more than fifty paid posts as well as a semi-regular stream of unpaid content.

In short, I have the experience, ability, and discipline to commit to large creative projects and see them through to completion while still maintaining high levels of quality.

However, I'm not asking you to take this on faith. So the first chapter of In From The Cold is being posted freely here as a creation

How Do I Know if This Isn't For Me?

In From the Cold is explicitly a work of genre fiction, straddling the messy line between sci-fi and weird post-apocalyptic-future-fantasy. There is also cursing, and damaged, complicated people trying to make tough decisions while retaining their humanity. Lastly, this story pretty explicitly features gender fuckery. So if genre fiction, post-apocalypses, cursing, or queer characters aren't you thing? Maybe this isn't the project for you.

But if, on the other hand, you love post apocalypses and genre fiction and would love to read about grey morality in the post-apocalypse with a side of gender queerness? Then I think I've got you covered.

Thank you for your support!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per chapter
3 patrons
Welcome aboard! This level will get you access to chapters as they are released, as well as previously published content.
Pledge $2 or more per chapter
7 patrons
Wow! Thank you for your support! This level will get you access to content as above, plus my eternal gratitude. You'll also get a credit in the final book (should you desire it) for going above and beyond to make this project possible.
Pledge $5 or more per chapter
1 patron
You are amazing! This level gets access to content, my eternal gratitude, and a credit in the book. This is all a crazy experiment, so I'm honestly not sure what I can offer beyond that, but if you have an idea of something you'd like let me know!
Goals
$20 of $75 per chapter
At this level, I'd be getting around 1.5 cents per word, which... isn't great. I wouldn't accept a freelance rate that low, but it is at least enough to make a start. New material would not happen more than once per month.
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My name is Anna Kreider, and I'm a game designer, illustrator, and writer. Mostly what I write these days are roleplaying games and blog posts, but my first love was and always will be writing fiction. I desperately miss writing fiction, and would like to get back into it - but I need your help!

The goal of this project is to write a novel, albeit one that will be written and released a chapter at a time. I'm hoping that I can attract enough support to make this a financially viable prospect.

Project Details

In From the Cold is a novel that I have been planning for the last few months, based on a long-running tabletop campaign of Apocalypse World set in the Canadian arctic - albeit with many liberties taken and changes made for the needs of a different format. While it's hard for me to precisely predict length, my target for average chapter length is 4-5000 words, and the story itself will take place over 14-16 chapters. My goal is to publish chapters approximately once per month. You can read the first chapter for free here.

Quality is something I take very seriously for this project. This novel has been meticulously planned; my detailed, annotated outline is just over 10,000 words. I also have an experienced editor on board who will be helping me do final rewrites on content before it is published to my patrons.

I also am committed to making each chapter an entertaining experience. Infodump chapters are one of genre fiction's cardinal sins, and I have put the work into planning to make sure that this doesn't happen. Each chapter will be able to stand on its own merits in terms of entertainment value. That is something I take very, very seriously.

(Wait, go back. You mean this is fanfic?)

Technically speaking, yes? Though I certainly don't see that as a bad thing! Some of the most famous series in Fantasy started out as fanfic based on a tabletop roleplaying campaign - Terry Brooks' Shannara series and the Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman being two very notable examples. Roleplaying has long been a rich and fruitful source of inspiration for writers of genre fiction.

How Do I Know This Will Be Worth Reading?

I have been writing seriously for nearly twenty years, but perhaps more importantly: I'm an experienced writer with a lot of professional writing and publishing credits. I've done freelance writing and design for various roleplaying publishers, including Onyx Path. I've also been publishing my own games since 2008 through my games company Peach Pants Press and have done well enough that I've funded two game-related crowdfunding projects. Lastly, for more than a year now I've been running a Patreon for my feminist gaming blog: Go Make Me a Sandwich. Through that Patreon I've published more than fifty paid posts as well as a semi-regular stream of unpaid content.

In short, I have the experience, ability, and discipline to commit to large creative projects and see them through to completion while still maintaining high levels of quality.

However, I'm not asking you to take this on faith. So the first chapter of In From The Cold is being posted freely here as a creation

How Do I Know if This Isn't For Me?

In From the Cold is explicitly a work of genre fiction, straddling the messy line between sci-fi and weird post-apocalyptic-future-fantasy. There is also cursing, and damaged, complicated people trying to make tough decisions while retaining their humanity. Lastly, this story pretty explicitly features gender fuckery. So if genre fiction, post-apocalypses, cursing, or queer characters aren't you thing? Maybe this isn't the project for you.

But if, on the other hand, you love post apocalypses and genre fiction and would love to read about grey morality in the post-apocalypse with a side of gender queerness? Then I think I've got you covered.

Thank you for your support!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per chapter
3 patrons
Welcome aboard! This level will get you access to chapters as they are released, as well as previously published content.
Pledge $2 or more per chapter
7 patrons
Wow! Thank you for your support! This level will get you access to content as above, plus my eternal gratitude. You'll also get a credit in the final book (should you desire it) for going above and beyond to make this project possible.
Pledge $5 or more per chapter
1 patron
You are amazing! This level gets access to content, my eternal gratitude, and a credit in the book. This is all a crazy experiment, so I'm honestly not sure what I can offer beyond that, but if you have an idea of something you'd like let me know!