Cory O'Brien is creating quite a stir.
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patrons

$303
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Hey, I'm Cory O'Brien, author of Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes and George Washington is Cash Money. My main project over the past few years has been Myths Retold, a website where I yell about ancient mythology like it's 3AM and I'm drunk on chat. Now I've shifted my focus to other writing projects, including Face a Week, two sci-fi novels, and a lot of weird-ass stories.

Trying to be a writer while simultaneously eating food and living in a house is tricky. Getting published is a crapshoot, and in between publishing deals I can end up spending a lot of writing time on mind-numbing freelance work that I don't really care about, like product descriptions for power tools, or articles for Buzzfeed. I'd rather be spending that time writing more cool stories and raps and swears for you to look at with your eyes and gobble with your earholes.

So if you like my words and you want to see more of them, pledge me your support. I'll make it worth your while. You can check out the specific reward tiers in the sidebar.
Rewards
Pledge $3 or more per month
16 patrons
SWEAR OF THE MONTH
As a person who has made a living cursing on the internet for the past six years, I am better at swearing than I am at literally anything else. Each month, for the price of a cup of coffee, I will send you a brand new swear or an essay on advanced swearing techniques. Use this forbidden knowledge to alienate your friends, dismantle your enemies, and express your displeasure at being short one cup of coffee this month.
Pledge $5 or more per month
16 patrons
SHORT STORY
If you are some sort of Uncle Pennybags type with five American dollars to just throw away every month, I will compensate your generosity with a never-before-seen short story (usually somewhere between 500 and 5,000 words) delivered piping hot every month.
Pledge $10 or more per month
9 patrons
LONG STORY
For ten dollars a month I will give you the aforementioned short story PLUS a chapter of whichever ongoing long form narrative (or “novel”) I am currently working on. Right now the novel is Just Walk In, a very-near-future sci-fi book that pits a trespassing addict, a professional party girl, and an interventionist prophet against a city with pretensions of sentience.
Pledge $20 or more per month
3 patrons
HISTORY

For twenty dollars a month, you become part of literary history. Or at least I will send you an advance signed copy of any books I publish while you're a patron, plus put your name in the acknowledgements, plus name a new character on Face a Week after you. Whether that qualifies as being a piece of history is up to history to decide I guess.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
EXECUTIVE TIER
For a thousand dollars a month, each month I will send you a picture of me in a bathtub full of your money.

Note: This reward tier does not include any of the previous rewards.
Goals
$303 of $500 per month
Every December I'll send out a PDF of all the year's stories in a prettified book format.
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Hey, I'm Cory O'Brien, author of Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes and George Washington is Cash Money. My main project over the past few years has been Myths Retold, a website where I yell about ancient mythology like it's 3AM and I'm drunk on chat. Now I've shifted my focus to other writing projects, including Face a Week, two sci-fi novels, and a lot of weird-ass stories.

Trying to be a writer while simultaneously eating food and living in a house is tricky. Getting published is a crapshoot, and in between publishing deals I can end up spending a lot of writing time on mind-numbing freelance work that I don't really care about, like product descriptions for power tools, or articles for Buzzfeed. I'd rather be spending that time writing more cool stories and raps and swears for you to look at with your eyes and gobble with your earholes.

So if you like my words and you want to see more of them, pledge me your support. I'll make it worth your while. You can check out the specific reward tiers in the sidebar.

Recent posts by Cory O'Brien

Rewards
Pledge $3 or more per month
16 patrons
SWEAR OF THE MONTH
As a person who has made a living cursing on the internet for the past six years, I am better at swearing than I am at literally anything else. Each month, for the price of a cup of coffee, I will send you a brand new swear or an essay on advanced swearing techniques. Use this forbidden knowledge to alienate your friends, dismantle your enemies, and express your displeasure at being short one cup of coffee this month.
Pledge $5 or more per month
16 patrons
SHORT STORY
If you are some sort of Uncle Pennybags type with five American dollars to just throw away every month, I will compensate your generosity with a never-before-seen short story (usually somewhere between 500 and 5,000 words) delivered piping hot every month.
Pledge $10 or more per month
9 patrons
LONG STORY
For ten dollars a month I will give you the aforementioned short story PLUS a chapter of whichever ongoing long form narrative (or “novel”) I am currently working on. Right now the novel is Just Walk In, a very-near-future sci-fi book that pits a trespassing addict, a professional party girl, and an interventionist prophet against a city with pretensions of sentience.
Pledge $20 or more per month
3 patrons
HISTORY

For twenty dollars a month, you become part of literary history. Or at least I will send you an advance signed copy of any books I publish while you're a patron, plus put your name in the acknowledgements, plus name a new character on Face a Week after you. Whether that qualifies as being a piece of history is up to history to decide I guess.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
EXECUTIVE TIER
For a thousand dollars a month, each month I will send you a picture of me in a bathtub full of your money.

Note: This reward tier does not include any of the previous rewards.