C Stuart Hardwickis creating award-winning scifi & fantasy
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Caffeine is nature's best idea solvent. Also, I try never to use anyone's free wi-fi without buying something. So by subsidizing my perk, you're directly helping me spend more time in quiet corners with comfy chairs chiselling paragraphs out of my noggin!
Skip a latte and share great stories with a friend.
Actually, you're buying me lunch. That's right, I write scifi and drink lattes for lunch. What, are you judging me now? Sure, I could have a nice Shawarma plate, but then I'd fall asleep because let's face it, I was up way too late writing again!
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I've been very fortunate with my writing. I've won some prestigious awards, become a regular in Analog magazine, and appeared on covers with big names like Orson Scott Card, Mike Resnick, and Robert Heinlein (whose moldering corpse was cybernetically reanimated for the occasion). I’ve gotten to crawl around shiny spacecraft, signed books with Larry Niven, talked story ideas with the late Jerry Pournelle, and eaten dinner with George R. R. Martin!
COOL HUH? Real, honest to goodness, dream come true stuff. And to my delight and amazement, people seem to like my work. One ready compared me to my own literary hero, Ursula K. Le Guin. I even got a "go cat, go!" from Spider Robinson!
All very awesome, but...the pro-rate is only six cents a word, and there’s a lot of other work that takes away from actual butt-in-chair, stare-at-screen-till-blood-comes-forth writing time.
Patreon is just like public broadcasting--it lets you directly support the content you enjoy at whatever level makes sense for you. My lovely goblins (They are not lovely. Fear them!) have baked up several delicious support tiers with rewards including a commemorative Analog 90th pin, a custom spacecraft coffee mug, and more--so be sure to check 'em out!
If you like what I do and want to kick in a buck or two toward keeping it coming, I'll be honored to put that money toward caffeinated writer fuel, essential supplies, and the odd service I otherwise have to provide myself--which ultimately means more words on the page.