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If you love something, they say, set it free.

Do not tie it down. Do not box it in. Do not - especially do not send it to a literary fiction journal where they charge you a $20 "reading fee," leave you hanging for six months while your submission is listed as "in progress" and then, when you've finally tracked down a human who will respond to your inquiry, tell you that, you know, if you've not heard back from them after a couple of months, you should just assume that the answer is "no".

I spent a couple of years doing that thing, and I can tell you: do not do that thing. It will make you grumpy. It will make you edgy. It will not help your writing. Trust me.

So instead of being grumpy and edgy about my writing, I'm setting it free. When I write something fun, I'm going to put it out there, so I can learn and stretch my legs and move on to write something else that's even more fun.

You want to come along for the journey? I'm planning to post one new short story every month (plus some unknown number of freebies), and your pledges are my encouragement to keep going. Come on - it'll be fun!

(And pssst: you don't have to pledge. I won't feel hurt if you just go on over to my page at Medium.com and read stuff for free.)
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
My gratitude for helping prop up my fragile artistic ego. Plus, you'll get notified whenever I post a new story, whether it's a freebie or not, so you don't have to keep checking back to see if you've missed something.
Pledge $100 or more per creation
For a one-time pledge: a publicly-shared story in which you appear as a character. I will, of course, coordinate with you to make sure that you're happy with the context and representation with which you're depicted.
Goals
18% complete
Yeah, 100 people actually willing to invest $1 each to read something I've pretty much just made up? That feels like validation. Enough validation for me to commit to writing and posting one new story every month.
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If you love something, they say, set it free.

Do not tie it down. Do not box it in. Do not - especially do not send it to a literary fiction journal where they charge you a $20 "reading fee," leave you hanging for six months while your submission is listed as "in progress" and then, when you've finally tracked down a human who will respond to your inquiry, tell you that, you know, if you've not heard back from them after a couple of months, you should just assume that the answer is "no".

I spent a couple of years doing that thing, and I can tell you: do not do that thing. It will make you grumpy. It will make you edgy. It will not help your writing. Trust me.

So instead of being grumpy and edgy about my writing, I'm setting it free. When I write something fun, I'm going to put it out there, so I can learn and stretch my legs and move on to write something else that's even more fun.

You want to come along for the journey? I'm planning to post one new short story every month (plus some unknown number of freebies), and your pledges are my encouragement to keep going. Come on - it'll be fun!

(And pssst: you don't have to pledge. I won't feel hurt if you just go on over to my page at Medium.com and read stuff for free.)

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
My gratitude for helping prop up my fragile artistic ego. Plus, you'll get notified whenever I post a new story, whether it's a freebie or not, so you don't have to keep checking back to see if you've missed something.
Pledge $100 or more per creation
For a one-time pledge: a publicly-shared story in which you appear as a character. I will, of course, coordinate with you to make sure that you're happy with the context and representation with which you're depicted.