Claire Askew

is creating Motivation and mentoring for writers

32

patrons

$315

per month
Tiers
Fortnightly motivation (nagging)
$1 or more per month

You'll receive an email from me once per fortnight, gently encouraging (read: nagging) you to get on with your writing.  


This email will include a message from me with words of inspiration, suggested reading, writing prompts and stimulus.  It's designed to help:


- those of you who're staring down a blank page with not a single idea in your head

- those of you who have a great idea but don't know how to start

- those of you who are 60k words in and stuck

- anyone in between

Monthly writing newsletter
$5 or more per month

You'll receive my fortnightly nag email, and also a monthly writing newsletter straight to your inbox.  


(Some of you will remember this from my previous foray into Patreon -- indeed, it's back by popular demand.) It's a bumper email containing:


- current submission calls

- open writing contests

- funding opportunities

- workshops and residency opportunities

- writing jobs


I scour the internet every month looking for good writing opportunities (and weeding out the dodgy ones) so you don't have to, basically.  You're welcome.

One Night Stanzas workshop series
$20 or more per month

A monthly audio workshop series that puts a seasoned creative writing teacher in your pocket.


Every month, you'll be sent a roughly hour-long audio creative writing workshop, full of original content from me, containing the following:


- some fun facts and info to ground you in that particular month and help you set writing goals

- some highlighted writing opportunities coming up that month

- ideas for artist dates (a concept invented by Julia Cameron) to take yourself on each month

- short readings from inspiring, seasonal texts

- journalling / planning / goal setting prompts to get you ready for writing

- writing prompts to help you create new pieces, or add new ideas to works in progress


Best enjoyed in a quiet hour with a notebook and a cup of tea, the workshops are straightforward but soothing: a bit of motivational self-care for writers!


(You get all the stuff in the lower tiers too, of course!)

Monthly feedback
$50 or more per month only 4 left

Everything from the other two tiers, plus line-by-line editorial feedback, by email, on:


- up to 2,500 words of prose

- up to 3 pages of poetry


That's one short story or three poems per month that you can get a second pair of eyes on.  I can also advise on sending those pieces out for publication in magazines or journals, if that's something you're interested in.


(NB: this tier is limited to 5 patrons per month at any one time)

Monthly mentoring
$120 or more per month

Okay, this is the full mentoring option.  You'll get:


- to send me up to 10,000 words of prose OR up to 12 pages of poetry per month

- line by line feedback and a general reader's report on what you've sent each month 

- an hour's meeting in person or via Skype to discuss the work you've sent, or anything else relating to your writing

- if needed, character references or letters of recommendation for posts or opportunities related to your writing

- the Fortnightly nag and Monthly newsletter emails


PS: I also offer all of the above services on a one-off or more ad-hoc basis.  I am also happy to discuss a pay-what-you-can arrangement.  Please email me via [email protected]


PPS:  I am happy to mentor writers of poetry, literary fiction, crime fiction, commercial fiction, non-fiction and memoir.  If you write sci fi, fantasy, drama or screenplays, I'm not an expert in those fields and you'd be better off looking for a mentor with a specialism in your area.)

Tiers
Fortnightly motivation (nagging)
$1 or more per month

You'll receive an email from me once per fortnight, gently encouraging (read: nagging) you to get on with your writing.  


This email will include a message from me with words of inspiration, suggested reading, writing prompts and stimulus.  It's designed to help:


- those of you who're staring down a blank page with not a single idea in your head

- those of you who have a great idea but don't know how to start

- those of you who are 60k words in and stuck

- anyone in between

Monthly writing newsletter
$5 or more per month

You'll receive my fortnightly nag email, and also a monthly writing newsletter straight to your inbox.  


(Some of you will remember this from my previous foray into Patreon -- indeed, it's back by popular demand.) It's a bumper email containing:


- current submission calls

- open writing contests

- funding opportunities

- workshops and residency opportunities

- writing jobs


I scour the internet every month looking for good writing opportunities (and weeding out the dodgy ones) so you don't have to, basically.  You're welcome.

One Night Stanzas workshop series
$20 or more per month

A monthly audio workshop series that puts a seasoned creative writing teacher in your pocket.


Every month, you'll be sent a roughly hour-long audio creative writing workshop, full of original content from me, containing the following:


- some fun facts and info to ground you in that particular month and help you set writing goals

- some highlighted writing opportunities coming up that month

- ideas for artist dates (a concept invented by Julia Cameron) to take yourself on each month

- short readings from inspiring, seasonal texts

- journalling / planning / goal setting prompts to get you ready for writing

- writing prompts to help you create new pieces, or add new ideas to works in progress


Best enjoyed in a quiet hour with a notebook and a cup of tea, the workshops are straightforward but soothing: a bit of motivational self-care for writers!


(You get all the stuff in the lower tiers too, of course!)

Monthly feedback
$50 or more per month only 4 left

Everything from the other two tiers, plus line-by-line editorial feedback, by email, on:


- up to 2,500 words of prose

- up to 3 pages of poetry


That's one short story or three poems per month that you can get a second pair of eyes on.  I can also advise on sending those pieces out for publication in magazines or journals, if that's something you're interested in.


(NB: this tier is limited to 5 patrons per month at any one time)

Monthly mentoring
$120 or more per month

Okay, this is the full mentoring option.  You'll get:


- to send me up to 10,000 words of prose OR up to 12 pages of poetry per month

- line by line feedback and a general reader's report on what you've sent each month 

- an hour's meeting in person or via Skype to discuss the work you've sent, or anything else relating to your writing

- if needed, character references or letters of recommendation for posts or opportunities related to your writing

- the Fortnightly nag and Monthly newsletter emails


PS: I also offer all of the above services on a one-off or more ad-hoc basis.  I am also happy to discuss a pay-what-you-can arrangement.  Please email me via [email protected]


PPS:  I am happy to mentor writers of poetry, literary fiction, crime fiction, commercial fiction, non-fiction and memoir.  If you write sci fi, fantasy, drama or screenplays, I'm not an expert in those fields and you'd be better off looking for a mentor with a specialism in your area.)