Clarissa Gosling is creating stories (while renovating a house)
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ABOUT ME

Hi there, I'm Clarissa Gosling and I will self publish my first novel in 2019. I have blogged for over ten years (clarissagosling.com), and I live with my husband and two children in the Netherlands.

I have always lived more in the world of daydream and fiction, and dreamed of writing and publishing my own stories. Over the last eighteen months I have been working towards that, as much as I can with two smallish children to look after. Now they are both at school I am ramping that up and working hard on my writing.

I write stories about the transition from childhood to adulthood. About people finding their place in their world. I enjoy the puzzle of creating a new world and tying that into a story. My writing spans genres from historical to science fiction, focusing on the characters and their development.

BACKGROUND

But while I'm writing, we're renovating a house. This means I have pressure on me to start making money, as well as giving me a ton of more things I need to be doing to get this building project going. So I'm launching this site before I have published a book, which is probably the wrong way round to do it, but I'm not going to let that stop me! 

PATREON - FOR ME

The aim of this Patreon page is to allow you to engage with me and my writing career. Having a sustainable income through your monthly pledges will give me the security to focus on my writing and publishing my work. I want to self publish partly because it gets the end product out quicker, but also because I maintain creative control of my work. But editing, cover designs, marketing, etc all costs money before I sell the first copy. 

PATREON - FOR YOU

Nitty gritty - you will be charged when you pledge and then on the first of every month following, for as long as you continue to support me. You can choose to stop at any time. For Europeans VAT is added to your pledge - so please bear that in mind when choosing how much to pledge.

Join my Patreon community and be the first to know what I'm doing and when books will be published. Be part of my go-to group for questions about cover designs, titles, which story to work on next, character names, and any other questions I may have about what I should do next. Know what I'm planning before anyone else. 

Higher tiers will get more rewards, including free copies of all my ebooks, postcards, videos and more! See the list on the side for full details. 

THANK YOU

Thank you so much to everyone who has read this far and is thinking about joining my Patreon community. The first ten people to pledge will get an extra bonus surprise! This will be an actual thing I will post to you, which is why I'm asking for a shipping address at all tier levels.
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The foundations
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You will show your belief in me as an author. For just the price of a cup of coffee!


You will get:

- access to my Patreon only community - find out first what I'm doing and be one of my go to group for any questions I have about what to do next.

- a monthly message telling you everything that I've been doing with my writing, and what is happening with the house.

- an exclusive draft, or deleted, scene from my current work in progress every month. 

- personally thanked in the acknowledgements of every book I publish while you're supporting me. (Though you can opt-out of this if you wish.)

- personally thanked in my newsletter when you start supporting me. (Though you can opt out of this if you wish.)

The basement
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a free ebook copy of everything I publish while you are supporting me, before it is available to purchase. 

The ground floor
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a monthly live video of me reading something I've written. 

The first floor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a unique handwritten postcard quarterly, written as if I were one of my characters.  

The roof
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Just putting this out there in case anyone is super keen. Get to have a live conversation with me - who wouldn't want that! 


You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a half-hour Skype Q&A session with me  quarterly. Ask me how my writing's going, what my process is, what I like best for breakfast, my favourite colour, or just how I'm doing. The choice is yours!

Goals
$0 of $25 per month
Starting off with something I hope is achievable, which will enable me to cover my current costs and upgrade my website.

Upgrading my website would give me better themes, more customisation and more storage space. I'll be able to do a complete overhaul and redesign it to promote the static content on a more equal footing with the blog content.
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ABOUT ME

Hi there, I'm Clarissa Gosling and I will self publish my first novel in 2019. I have blogged for over ten years (clarissagosling.com), and I live with my husband and two children in the Netherlands.

I have always lived more in the world of daydream and fiction, and dreamed of writing and publishing my own stories. Over the last eighteen months I have been working towards that, as much as I can with two smallish children to look after. Now they are both at school I am ramping that up and working hard on my writing.

I write stories about the transition from childhood to adulthood. About people finding their place in their world. I enjoy the puzzle of creating a new world and tying that into a story. My writing spans genres from historical to science fiction, focusing on the characters and their development.

BACKGROUND

But while I'm writing, we're renovating a house. This means I have pressure on me to start making money, as well as giving me a ton of more things I need to be doing to get this building project going. So I'm launching this site before I have published a book, which is probably the wrong way round to do it, but I'm not going to let that stop me! 

PATREON - FOR ME

The aim of this Patreon page is to allow you to engage with me and my writing career. Having a sustainable income through your monthly pledges will give me the security to focus on my writing and publishing my work. I want to self publish partly because it gets the end product out quicker, but also because I maintain creative control of my work. But editing, cover designs, marketing, etc all costs money before I sell the first copy. 

PATREON - FOR YOU

Nitty gritty - you will be charged when you pledge and then on the first of every month following, for as long as you continue to support me. You can choose to stop at any time. For Europeans VAT is added to your pledge - so please bear that in mind when choosing how much to pledge.

Join my Patreon community and be the first to know what I'm doing and when books will be published. Be part of my go-to group for questions about cover designs, titles, which story to work on next, character names, and any other questions I may have about what I should do next. Know what I'm planning before anyone else. 

Higher tiers will get more rewards, including free copies of all my ebooks, postcards, videos and more! See the list on the side for full details. 

THANK YOU

Thank you so much to everyone who has read this far and is thinking about joining my Patreon community. The first ten people to pledge will get an extra bonus surprise! This will be an actual thing I will post to you, which is why I'm asking for a shipping address at all tier levels.

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Tiers
The foundations
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You will show your belief in me as an author. For just the price of a cup of coffee!


You will get:

- access to my Patreon only community - find out first what I'm doing and be one of my go to group for any questions I have about what to do next.

- a monthly message telling you everything that I've been doing with my writing, and what is happening with the house.

- an exclusive draft, or deleted, scene from my current work in progress every month. 

- personally thanked in the acknowledgements of every book I publish while you're supporting me. (Though you can opt-out of this if you wish.)

- personally thanked in my newsletter when you start supporting me. (Though you can opt out of this if you wish.)

The basement
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a free ebook copy of everything I publish while you are supporting me, before it is available to purchase. 

The ground floor
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a monthly live video of me reading something I've written. 

The first floor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a unique handwritten postcard quarterly, written as if I were one of my characters.  

The roof
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Just putting this out there in case anyone is super keen. Get to have a live conversation with me - who wouldn't want that! 


You will get:

- everything from previous tiers.

- a half-hour Skype Q&A session with me  quarterly. Ask me how my writing's going, what my process is, what I like best for breakfast, my favourite colour, or just how I'm doing. The choice is yours!