Alex Clark-McGlenn is creating Short Stories, Novels, Essays, Comics, and Audio Productions
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My name is Alex Clark-McGlenn. Thanks for watching the video above. I'm a freelance writer by trade, creative writer by passion. I'm also a contributor to  Sequential Planet, the nerd culture and comic book review site. I simply love to write. I love it so much I'll spend my time writing content for corporations. But I wish I didn't have to. I much rather spend my time writing for myself.

What Is Patreon?
 
Watch this video! It explains everything!



Why I'm Here:

For me, writing fiction is an existential inquiry. What interests me is why people do what they do. Why make one choice over another. Some years ago I read an account of a little girl who lived in Paris in 1941. She was Jewish and taken from her home by French police officers who colluded with the Germans. Before this little girl was taken from her home one of these French police officers ripped her doll from her hands. Now, this struck me as a monstrous thing to do. Why take this doll? It was cruel and I could not understand why a French officer would have done this. In an attempt to understand this man better I wrote a story about him; about why he would take a little girl's doll. Her only comfort. That story is titled The Lost Doll and can be found in the Best New Writing 2016 anthology, where it won an editor's choice award.

Not all my fiction is rooted in such dark subject matter, or steeped in such realism. Many of my short stories have a magical aspect, similar to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, or The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I'm not comparing my work to either of these masters, I'm just trying to give you an idea of what I enjoy writing. 

While I'm not an established author with a collection of novels under my belt and a list of awards to speak of, that's exactly why I need your help. While I have been published in a collection of online journals like Speculative City and Smokebox, as well as a couple print mags like the Best New Writing and The Cost of Paper, the truth is, I'm an artist who is passionate about my craft and process, meticulous and inquisitive in nature, yet always trying to make ends meet.

With your help, I can pursue my craft in new ways. Hopefully, this grows my Patreon goals so I can offer themed projects that patrons will vote on, as well as comic book samples.

So, What Do You Get Out of It?

First, my morning pages are completely free. The best way to start my day creatively is by freewriting when the mind is blank and unafraid of mistakes--and while drinking morning coffee. I write morning pages nearly every day, and I'll post them for free--right here. You don't need to be a patron to see them. Some of my morning pages even develop into full short stories.

For the $2 per project, you'll get access to all the short stories I post. Some will be quite long, some much shorter. You'll also have access to my Patreon feed to which I will post and visit regularly for conversation and questions. And once the themed project goal is achieved you'll also have voting rights.)

For $5 per project, you'll get access to all short stories posted, as well as audio recordings of each.  And once the themed project goal is achieved you'll also have themed story voting rights.

For a whopping $10 per project, you'll get access to all short stories posted and audio recordings posted. And Once the themed project goal is achieved you'll also have themed story voting rights. Once the comic book goal is achieved, you'll have access to any and all comic samples, including scripts, concept art, and finished pages.

How Often?

As I stated above, all my morning pages are free, and they'll show up here and there. I typically write between 4-5 well-worked short stories every year, and I'm currently drafting a novel which I'll share bits and piece of once I begin my revisions. In terms of paid posts, you have my word that I will never post more than 1 paid post per month, and there will certainly be some months in which you are not charged at all. 

For those who want more, my website has a list of my published works. I'll also link my weekly comic book reviews on my Patreon feed.

That's my pitch and I really hope you decide to pledge because every dollar I make from Patreon is a dollar I don't have to make writing corporate content, which means I'm pursuing my passion rather than someone else's. Thanks for reading. . .

Alex Clark-McGlenn
Tiers
True Readers
$2 or more per creation 0 patrons
You'll get access to:

-My daily morning pages as well as . . .

-My short stories and any novel excerpts that become available.

For Those Who Wait and Listen
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
-You'll get everything included in the True Reader tier as well as...


-Audio recordings of the stories, read to you by me, the author!

Visual Story Seaker
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
-You get everything the other two tiers get as well as. . .


-Access to comic samples once they become available. 


-Note: Comic samples will only become available once the Comic Goal is reached.

Goals
$5 of $150 per creation
Themed Projects:

That's right!  You pick a theme, then I create a project with that theme in mind.

This is how that will work: any patron can suggest a theme once this goal is achieved. Then I'll narrow the themes down to five options and start a poll for you all to vote on. Whichever gets the most votes is the one I'll write about. Once I finish a theme, I'll ask for another one. My hope is that this will draw you into the creative process.

Anyone who contributes will have voting rights once this goal is achieved.
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My name is Alex Clark-McGlenn. Thanks for watching the video above. I'm a freelance writer by trade, creative writer by passion. I'm also a contributor to  Sequential Planet, the nerd culture and comic book review site. I simply love to write. I love it so much I'll spend my time writing content for corporations. But I wish I didn't have to. I much rather spend my time writing for myself.

What Is Patreon?
 
Watch this video! It explains everything!



Why I'm Here:

For me, writing fiction is an existential inquiry. What interests me is why people do what they do. Why make one choice over another. Some years ago I read an account of a little girl who lived in Paris in 1941. She was Jewish and taken from her home by French police officers who colluded with the Germans. Before this little girl was taken from her home one of these French police officers ripped her doll from her hands. Now, this struck me as a monstrous thing to do. Why take this doll? It was cruel and I could not understand why a French officer would have done this. In an attempt to understand this man better I wrote a story about him; about why he would take a little girl's doll. Her only comfort. That story is titled The Lost Doll and can be found in the Best New Writing 2016 anthology, where it won an editor's choice award.

Not all my fiction is rooted in such dark subject matter, or steeped in such realism. Many of my short stories have a magical aspect, similar to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, or The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I'm not comparing my work to either of these masters, I'm just trying to give you an idea of what I enjoy writing. 

While I'm not an established author with a collection of novels under my belt and a list of awards to speak of, that's exactly why I need your help. While I have been published in a collection of online journals like Speculative City and Smokebox, as well as a couple print mags like the Best New Writing and The Cost of Paper, the truth is, I'm an artist who is passionate about my craft and process, meticulous and inquisitive in nature, yet always trying to make ends meet.

With your help, I can pursue my craft in new ways. Hopefully, this grows my Patreon goals so I can offer themed projects that patrons will vote on, as well as comic book samples.

So, What Do You Get Out of It?

First, my morning pages are completely free. The best way to start my day creatively is by freewriting when the mind is blank and unafraid of mistakes--and while drinking morning coffee. I write morning pages nearly every day, and I'll post them for free--right here. You don't need to be a patron to see them. Some of my morning pages even develop into full short stories.

For the $2 per project, you'll get access to all the short stories I post. Some will be quite long, some much shorter. You'll also have access to my Patreon feed to which I will post and visit regularly for conversation and questions. And once the themed project goal is achieved you'll also have voting rights.)

For $5 per project, you'll get access to all short stories posted, as well as audio recordings of each.  And once the themed project goal is achieved you'll also have themed story voting rights.

For a whopping $10 per project, you'll get access to all short stories posted and audio recordings posted. And Once the themed project goal is achieved you'll also have themed story voting rights. Once the comic book goal is achieved, you'll have access to any and all comic samples, including scripts, concept art, and finished pages.

How Often?

As I stated above, all my morning pages are free, and they'll show up here and there. I typically write between 4-5 well-worked short stories every year, and I'm currently drafting a novel which I'll share bits and piece of once I begin my revisions. In terms of paid posts, you have my word that I will never post more than 1 paid post per month, and there will certainly be some months in which you are not charged at all. 

For those who want more, my website has a list of my published works. I'll also link my weekly comic book reviews on my Patreon feed.

That's my pitch and I really hope you decide to pledge because every dollar I make from Patreon is a dollar I don't have to make writing corporate content, which means I'm pursuing my passion rather than someone else's. Thanks for reading. . .

Alex Clark-McGlenn

Recent posts by Alex Clark-McGlenn

Tiers
True Readers
$2 or more per creation 0 patrons
You'll get access to:

-My daily morning pages as well as . . .

-My short stories and any novel excerpts that become available.

For Those Who Wait and Listen
$5 or more per creation 1 patron
-You'll get everything included in the True Reader tier as well as...


-Audio recordings of the stories, read to you by me, the author!

Visual Story Seaker
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
-You get everything the other two tiers get as well as. . .


-Access to comic samples once they become available. 


-Note: Comic samples will only become available once the Comic Goal is reached.