Caith Esra Ulvar is creating literary fiction (with a twist), short stories & novels
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I've never heard of you before. Who are you?


I'm Caith Esra Ulvar - I go by Esra ;) - and I am a writer.

I grew up in rural Scandinavia but I have spent most of my adult life living in the UK.

After the Brexit vote I had trouble finding work and relocated to northern Germany to be closer to my family. So now I am living in a teeny tiny village in the middle of nowhere with a couple of cats and a seedling that grows in my kitchen sink - it seems to be the only plant I ever managed to keep alive, btw.

Being far away from any and all amenities of urban life gives me plenty of time to read, take long walks through a sodden countryside, watch my favourite Netflix, and to write novels and short stories, of course.

What do you write about?

I write literary fiction, with a twist. The twist is me incorporating all kinds of genres into my stories. I do this to capture and transport emotional states that cannot be expressed through language alone. So my stories inhabit a space between reality and dreaming.

I write what I know. I know a lot. I write about marginalised characters, people whose backgrounds keep them from realising their dreams.

My subjects are urban life, love, friendship, family, trauma, addiction, unconventional mental states, LGBTQ, criminal behaviour and many more, relating to the human condition in general and every once in a while someone gets killed. I'm not a traditional crime writer, though.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a crowd-sourcing website kinda like Kickstarter. But instead of funding a product, you fund content and the process that goes into creating it.

Every month you are charged a set amount, let's say $3. For those $3 you get to download an ebook with the story/chapter I publish that month and I, the creator, get to use that money for rent, groceries and other luxury items like that ;)

Ideally this creates a regular income for me that allows me to write full-time and in any case, you get a kickass ebook (or audio book or whatever reward strikes your fancy) every month. 

Why are you on Patreon?

I've published my early work traditionally and I am a little disenchanted with the process. I spend a month working on a story and another month editing it until it shines, then a literary magazine publishes it (and doesn't pay me, btw). And I guess people read it, but I never get to hear from them. It's like there's a barrier between me and my readers... 

I write to connect with other people. I'm not a very eloquent person, I wasn't raised to wear my heart on my sleeve. Most of what I'm going through I keep inside my head until it tears me apart. Through my stories I reach out to you - I say to you, this is how it's like for me. I ask you, do you know that feeling? 

This Patreon page is basically me tearing that barrier down that keeps my stories from being a shared experience, an exchange of sorts. 

Why should I support you?

Firstly, you don't have to support me unless you want to do so. I'm not holding a gun to your head here. All I'm doing is asking for a little token in exchange for my art. 

Secondly, it is really up to you, why you want to support me. Maybe you've been to my website and read some of my short stories there and you like my writing. Maybe we've met on social media and you think I'm a fun broad and you want to help me out. Maybe you've seen the promotion for my new novel "Romka" and now you just have to find out what happened to her. It's all up to you, no pressure.   

If you do decide to sign up, know that your contribution makes a real difference in my life and my career. It helps me earn a living with my writing - nothing grand just rent, bills and groceries - and that is what I wish for most in this life. My writing is my everything, it's what keeps me going no matter how deep the shit I'm shoveling. Not to mention that if you sign up, I get to share my stories with you on a regular basis and that is just so much icing on the cake...  

Sounds good, how can I sign up?

Signing up to become a patron is really easy. Just click on the big red button in the top right corner of your screen, the one that says "become a patron".

This will take you to a page where you can choose how much money you want to spend on your patreon subscription. You can choose from a variety of options or come up with your own amount, starting from $1 per month.  

It also shows you which rewards/perks/extras you can expect after signing up. Personally I recommend "The eBook" or "The Audio book" - depending on your reading preference - to get you started.

Next you put in your payment details, either a credit card or a paypal account. I'm paying the creators I support here with my paypal account, for example. It's super easy and you don't have to deal with bills and paperwork.  

Once you have signed up you get immediate access to your chosen medium, an eBook download or an audio book download for example. As well as all of my older eBooks and audio books. And you can start reading right away. 
Tiers
The Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
You want to read my free stories and give me a little token of appreciation in return - this tier is for you! 


Thank you so much for supporting me! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts

The eBook
$3 or more per month
You want to read my stories cosied up at home or on the go on your favourite eReader - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a download of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. Thank you so much for supporting me! Happy reading!

The Audio book
$5 or more per month
You want to listen to my stories on your commute or while you're doing other things - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a download of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. In addition to that you'll get an audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. Thank you so much for supporting me! Happy listening! 

The Bonus Materials
$10 or more per month
You love my stories so much, you don't want them to end - this tier is for you!


Thank you so much for supporting me! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a download of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. In addition to that you'll get an audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. You'll also get exclusive access to additional scenes and chapters of the stories/novels I post here on Patreon.   

The Q&A
$15 or more per month
My stories fill you with questions that you're dying to hear the answers to  - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a downloadable version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. In addition to that you'll get an audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. You'll also get exclusive access to bonus materials, additional scenes and chapters of the stories/novels I post here on patreon. On top of that you'll have the opportunity to ask me questions about my stories in a monthly livechat Q&A here on my patreon. Thank you so much for your support!

The Meet & Greet
$20 or more per month
You want to meet the writer behind the stories, ask questions and have a chat - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a downloadable version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. In addition to that you'll get a downloadable audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. You'll also get exclusive access to bonus materials, additional scenes and chapters of the stories/novels I post here on patreon. On top of that I invite you to a monthly half-hour video chat with me in which you can ask me questions about my stories. Thank you so much for your support, I look forward to meeting you!

The Early Draft
$25 or more per month
You want to know more about my process and how I get from first draft to finished story - this tier is for you! 


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V rewards. You'll also get exclusive access to earlier drafts and rewrites of the stories/chapters I publish on patreon. Thank you so much for your support! I hope this helps you gain insight into my process. 

The Editing Service
$50 or more per month
You love the way I write and would like me to give you editing advice for your own stories - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V rewards. You'll also get exclusive access to earlier drafts and rewrites of the stories/chapters I publish on patreon. On top of that I'll edit one 2,000 word story of yours each month. Thank you so much for your support, I look forward to reading your stories.

The Editing Service +
$100 or more per month
You love the way I write and would like me to give you editing advice for your own stories - this tier is for you! 


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V rewards. You'll also get exclusive access to earlier drafts and rewrites of the stories/chapters I publish on patreon. On top of that I'll edit one 4,000 word story of yours each month. Thank you so much for your support, I look forward to reading your stories. 

The Hardcover
$250 or more per month
You love my stories so much, you want to keep them in your bookshelf - this tier is for you!


First of all, thank you for your support! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V and The Writer I rewards. You will also receive a printed version of a novel or collection of short stories of your choice published on patreon.

The Dedication
$500 or more per month
First of all, thank you for your generous support! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V and The Writer I rewards. You will also receive a printed version of a novel or collection of short stories of your choice published on patreon. In addition to that I will sign your copy and write a personal dedication.
The Acknowledgement
$1,000 or more per month
You love my stories so much, you want the world to know it - this tier is for you!


First of all, thank you for your generous support! Words cannot express how much your contribution means to me. This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V and The Writer I rewards. You will also receive a printed version of a novel or collection of short stories of your choice, published on my patreon, each year. In addition to that I will sign your copy and write a personal dedication. And you will be named in the acknowledgements of the printed novel.

Goals
12% complete
Once I meet this goal I'll host a give-away of a printed version of my forthcoming novel "Romka".
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I've never heard of you before. Who are you?


I'm Caith Esra Ulvar - I go by Esra ;) - and I am a writer.

I grew up in rural Scandinavia but I have spent most of my adult life living in the UK.

After the Brexit vote I had trouble finding work and relocated to northern Germany to be closer to my family. So now I am living in a teeny tiny village in the middle of nowhere with a couple of cats and a seedling that grows in my kitchen sink - it seems to be the only plant I ever managed to keep alive, btw.

Being far away from any and all amenities of urban life gives me plenty of time to read, take long walks through a sodden countryside, watch my favourite Netflix, and to write novels and short stories, of course.

What do you write about?

I write literary fiction, with a twist. The twist is me incorporating all kinds of genres into my stories. I do this to capture and transport emotional states that cannot be expressed through language alone. So my stories inhabit a space between reality and dreaming.

I write what I know. I know a lot. I write about marginalised characters, people whose backgrounds keep them from realising their dreams.

My subjects are urban life, love, friendship, family, trauma, addiction, unconventional mental states, LGBTQ, criminal behaviour and many more, relating to the human condition in general and every once in a while someone gets killed. I'm not a traditional crime writer, though.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a crowd-sourcing website kinda like Kickstarter. But instead of funding a product, you fund content and the process that goes into creating it.

Every month you are charged a set amount, let's say $3. For those $3 you get to download an ebook with the story/chapter I publish that month and I, the creator, get to use that money for rent, groceries and other luxury items like that ;)

Ideally this creates a regular income for me that allows me to write full-time and in any case, you get a kickass ebook (or audio book or whatever reward strikes your fancy) every month. 

Why are you on Patreon?

I've published my early work traditionally and I am a little disenchanted with the process. I spend a month working on a story and another month editing it until it shines, then a literary magazine publishes it (and doesn't pay me, btw). And I guess people read it, but I never get to hear from them. It's like there's a barrier between me and my readers... 

I write to connect with other people. I'm not a very eloquent person, I wasn't raised to wear my heart on my sleeve. Most of what I'm going through I keep inside my head until it tears me apart. Through my stories I reach out to you - I say to you, this is how it's like for me. I ask you, do you know that feeling? 

This Patreon page is basically me tearing that barrier down that keeps my stories from being a shared experience, an exchange of sorts. 

Why should I support you?

Firstly, you don't have to support me unless you want to do so. I'm not holding a gun to your head here. All I'm doing is asking for a little token in exchange for my art. 

Secondly, it is really up to you, why you want to support me. Maybe you've been to my website and read some of my short stories there and you like my writing. Maybe we've met on social media and you think I'm a fun broad and you want to help me out. Maybe you've seen the promotion for my new novel "Romka" and now you just have to find out what happened to her. It's all up to you, no pressure.   

If you do decide to sign up, know that your contribution makes a real difference in my life and my career. It helps me earn a living with my writing - nothing grand just rent, bills and groceries - and that is what I wish for most in this life. My writing is my everything, it's what keeps me going no matter how deep the shit I'm shoveling. Not to mention that if you sign up, I get to share my stories with you on a regular basis and that is just so much icing on the cake...  

Sounds good, how can I sign up?

Signing up to become a patron is really easy. Just click on the big red button in the top right corner of your screen, the one that says "become a patron".

This will take you to a page where you can choose how much money you want to spend on your patreon subscription. You can choose from a variety of options or come up with your own amount, starting from $1 per month.  

It also shows you which rewards/perks/extras you can expect after signing up. Personally I recommend "The eBook" or "The Audio book" - depending on your reading preference - to get you started.

Next you put in your payment details, either a credit card or a paypal account. I'm paying the creators I support here with my paypal account, for example. It's super easy and you don't have to deal with bills and paperwork.  

Once you have signed up you get immediate access to your chosen medium, an eBook download or an audio book download for example. As well as all of my older eBooks and audio books. And you can start reading right away. 

Recent posts by Caith Esra Ulvar

Tiers
The Tip Jar
$1 or more per month
You want to read my free stories and give me a little token of appreciation in return - this tier is for you! 


Thank you so much for supporting me! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts

The eBook
$3 or more per month
You want to read my stories cosied up at home or on the go on your favourite eReader - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a download of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. Thank you so much for supporting me! Happy reading!

The Audio book
$5 or more per month
You want to listen to my stories on your commute or while you're doing other things - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a download of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. In addition to that you'll get an audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. Thank you so much for supporting me! Happy listening! 

The Bonus Materials
$10 or more per month
You love my stories so much, you don't want them to end - this tier is for you!


Thank you so much for supporting me! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a download of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. In addition to that you'll get an audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on Patreon. You'll also get exclusive access to additional scenes and chapters of the stories/novels I post here on Patreon.   

The Q&A
$15 or more per month
My stories fill you with questions that you're dying to hear the answers to  - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a downloadable version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. In addition to that you'll get an audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. You'll also get exclusive access to bonus materials, additional scenes and chapters of the stories/novels I post here on patreon. On top of that you'll have the opportunity to ask me questions about my stories in a monthly livechat Q&A here on my patreon. Thank you so much for your support!

The Meet & Greet
$20 or more per month
You want to meet the writer behind the stories, ask questions and have a chat - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as a downloadable version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. In addition to that you'll get a downloadable audio version of the short stories/chapters I post here on patreon. You'll also get exclusive access to bonus materials, additional scenes and chapters of the stories/novels I post here on patreon. On top of that I invite you to a monthly half-hour video chat with me in which you can ask me questions about my stories. Thank you so much for your support, I look forward to meeting you!

The Early Draft
$25 or more per month
You want to know more about my process and how I get from first draft to finished story - this tier is for you! 


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V rewards. You'll also get exclusive access to earlier drafts and rewrites of the stories/chapters I publish on patreon. Thank you so much for your support! I hope this helps you gain insight into my process. 

The Editing Service
$50 or more per month
You love the way I write and would like me to give you editing advice for your own stories - this tier is for you!


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V rewards. You'll also get exclusive access to earlier drafts and rewrites of the stories/chapters I publish on patreon. On top of that I'll edit one 2,000 word story of yours each month. Thank you so much for your support, I look forward to reading your stories.

The Editing Service +
$100 or more per month
You love the way I write and would like me to give you editing advice for your own stories - this tier is for you! 


This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V rewards. You'll also get exclusive access to earlier drafts and rewrites of the stories/chapters I publish on patreon. On top of that I'll edit one 4,000 word story of yours each month. Thank you so much for your support, I look forward to reading your stories. 

The Hardcover
$250 or more per month
You love my stories so much, you want to keep them in your bookshelf - this tier is for you!


First of all, thank you for your support! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V and The Writer I rewards. You will also receive a printed version of a novel or collection of short stories of your choice published on patreon.

The Dedication
$500 or more per month
First of all, thank you for your generous support! This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V and The Writer I rewards. You will also receive a printed version of a novel or collection of short stories of your choice published on patreon. In addition to that I will sign your copy and write a personal dedication.
The Acknowledgement
$1,000 or more per month
You love my stories so much, you want the world to know it - this tier is for you!


First of all, thank you for your generous support! Words cannot express how much your contribution means to me. This tier gives you access to patron-only posts. As well as The Reader II to V and The Writer I rewards. You will also receive a printed version of a novel or collection of short stories of your choice, published on my patreon, each year. In addition to that I will sign your copy and write a personal dedication. And you will be named in the acknowledgements of the printed novel.