Cislyn Smith is creating words and worlds and weird things
8
patrons
$55
per month
Hello friends! I'm Cislyn, a creator of strange words and worlds, an avid consumer of geeky media, and a maker of many crafty things. My poetry and fiction has appeared in The Best of Electric VelocipedeStrange HorizonsFlash Fiction Online, and ReMixt Magazine.

I love lots of things with a big, bouncy enthusiasm. Including deadlines and limitations, actually - in early September of 2017 I finished up a year-long collaborative writing and art project (CC:Otherworlds) which had me writing something new once every two weeks, and I loved it! I knew as soon as it ended that I'd want to do something similar on my own, but with a little less pressure and on a more forgiving time scale. And maybe (definitely) with some other stuff thrown in, because I am a pretty random soul.

So here we are! This is what I am proposing: I'll pick a prompt once a month, and write a thing. This thing is guaranteed to be weird in some way - all of my work is. My genres are all speculative: fantasy, science fiction, horror, reimagined fairy tales, weird west... you get the picture. As I write, I'll post at least two process posts. I'll talk about writing for this particular prompt, where I'm going with the story, inspiration, revision, and more.

You, my nifty patrons, will have access to all the process posts and will get first glance at the story or poem I produce. I'm happy to get feedback and input for future versions! For those of you who are into such things, I will print it out on spiffy paper, seal it with a pretty wax seal, and send it off in the mail to you (why? Because getting physical mail is awesome and fun, that's why).

I'm also going to commit to doing at least one media review a month - I play a lot of games, watch movies & tv shows (sometimes years after other folks, but hey, y'all won't mind, I hope), and read goshtons of books, poems, and short stories. You'll have access to those reviews!

"Will there be crafty stuff?," you ask, knowing full well there will be. "Why yes!," I answer, excitedly looking around at my piles of goodies. I really enjoy making things. I really enjoy writing things to go along with the things I make. And I'm looking forward to sharing some of those things with you all! Sometimes the crafty thing will be a physical object with a story literally attached to it. Sometimes the crafty thing will be an odd shape made in yarn which inspires a bit of microfiction or poetry. I have a small set of Key Stories already written (and a bag of keys to attach to them), more yarn than it's really reasonable for one human to own, and many odd little things in my house I've been itching to write stories for. I'll be posting those, and a few lucky people will also get access to them. If I do a piece that is one of a kind, I'll choose randomly from among the patrons at that level to receive the physical thing, and the other folks will get a key story or other nifty thing from my supply.

There are a lot of possibilities here. I love working with other people, and I'm going to try to entice folks to come over thisaway and collaborate with me. There will be polls, there will maybe be videos, and there will definitely be pictures of my three awesome fluffy cats. Come explore the possibilities with me. I think it'll be fun!
Tiers
Whee!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting me and my work! You'll have access to all the posts here, including media reviews, process posts, cat pictures, and excerpts from stories and poems.
Stuff!
$5 or more per month
Everything from the previous level, plus more: once a month, I'll pick a prompt and write a poem or story - you'll have access to that poem or story, via email
Things!
$10 or more per month
Everything from the previous levels, PLUS I'll send the story or poem to you once a month in the physical mail. It'll be sealed with a fancy wax seal, and come with a letter, too. 
Stuff and Things!
$15 or more per month
Everything from the previous levels, plus you'll be able to suggest prompts for upcoming stories and media I should review. 
Stuff and Things and More!
$25 or more per month only 4 left
Everything from the previous levels, plus I'll send you crafty-writing intersection pieces or other physical-wordy pieces when I make them (once every two months or so). The output will be irregular, the mailed goodies will be a surprise and generally something strange. 
Goals
$55 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 / month, I'll start posting two monthly media reviews!
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Hello friends! I'm Cislyn, a creator of strange words and worlds, an avid consumer of geeky media, and a maker of many crafty things. My poetry and fiction has appeared in The Best of Electric VelocipedeStrange HorizonsFlash Fiction Online, and ReMixt Magazine.

I love lots of things with a big, bouncy enthusiasm. Including deadlines and limitations, actually - in early September of 2017 I finished up a year-long collaborative writing and art project (CC:Otherworlds) which had me writing something new once every two weeks, and I loved it! I knew as soon as it ended that I'd want to do something similar on my own, but with a little less pressure and on a more forgiving time scale. And maybe (definitely) with some other stuff thrown in, because I am a pretty random soul.

So here we are! This is what I am proposing: I'll pick a prompt once a month, and write a thing. This thing is guaranteed to be weird in some way - all of my work is. My genres are all speculative: fantasy, science fiction, horror, reimagined fairy tales, weird west... you get the picture. As I write, I'll post at least two process posts. I'll talk about writing for this particular prompt, where I'm going with the story, inspiration, revision, and more.

You, my nifty patrons, will have access to all the process posts and will get first glance at the story or poem I produce. I'm happy to get feedback and input for future versions! For those of you who are into such things, I will print it out on spiffy paper, seal it with a pretty wax seal, and send it off in the mail to you (why? Because getting physical mail is awesome and fun, that's why).

I'm also going to commit to doing at least one media review a month - I play a lot of games, watch movies & tv shows (sometimes years after other folks, but hey, y'all won't mind, I hope), and read goshtons of books, poems, and short stories. You'll have access to those reviews!

"Will there be crafty stuff?," you ask, knowing full well there will be. "Why yes!," I answer, excitedly looking around at my piles of goodies. I really enjoy making things. I really enjoy writing things to go along with the things I make. And I'm looking forward to sharing some of those things with you all! Sometimes the crafty thing will be a physical object with a story literally attached to it. Sometimes the crafty thing will be an odd shape made in yarn which inspires a bit of microfiction or poetry. I have a small set of Key Stories already written (and a bag of keys to attach to them), more yarn than it's really reasonable for one human to own, and many odd little things in my house I've been itching to write stories for. I'll be posting those, and a few lucky people will also get access to them. If I do a piece that is one of a kind, I'll choose randomly from among the patrons at that level to receive the physical thing, and the other folks will get a key story or other nifty thing from my supply.

There are a lot of possibilities here. I love working with other people, and I'm going to try to entice folks to come over thisaway and collaborate with me. There will be polls, there will maybe be videos, and there will definitely be pictures of my three awesome fluffy cats. Come explore the possibilities with me. I think it'll be fun!

Recent posts by Cislyn Smith

Tiers
Whee!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for supporting me and my work! You'll have access to all the posts here, including media reviews, process posts, cat pictures, and excerpts from stories and poems.
Stuff!
$5 or more per month
Everything from the previous level, plus more: once a month, I'll pick a prompt and write a poem or story - you'll have access to that poem or story, via email
Things!
$10 or more per month
Everything from the previous levels, PLUS I'll send the story or poem to you once a month in the physical mail. It'll be sealed with a fancy wax seal, and come with a letter, too. 
Stuff and Things!
$15 or more per month
Everything from the previous levels, plus you'll be able to suggest prompts for upcoming stories and media I should review. 
Stuff and Things and More!
$25 or more per month only 4 left
Everything from the previous levels, plus I'll send you crafty-writing intersection pieces or other physical-wordy pieces when I make them (once every two months or so). The output will be irregular, the mailed goodies will be a surprise and generally something strange.