Cooper Westis creating fiction
About Cooper West
I am Cooper West and I am writing online serialized M/M novels that can be read for free on Wattpad, and offering bonuses, early access to chapters, and extra content here on Patreon!
I came out of the fanfiction scene in 2012 with the publication of my first original full-length book, Dawn in the Orchard, but I am best known for my bestselling book The Protector, set in my unique Guardsman’verse of weredogs and bonded pairs. I do plan to continue to release more stories in that series but I also enjoy writing romances set in other genres such as science fiction and fantasy.
I'm still a fangirl at heart, with an ever-rotating list of OTPs. Bisexual and raised in a queer household, I have been writing “slash” since I was a teenager and did not understand much about biology. I've learned a lot since then! *wink wink nudge nudge*
My goal here is very simple: TELL MORE STORIES!
I love telling stories, but the grind of trying to publish "by the book" was wearing on me. I would often fall back on writing fanfiction as it was less stressful and a lot more fun. Not exactly helpful for getting my original stories out into the world.
After a lot of soul searching combined with intensely studying publishing trends, I have decided to change how I approach "publishing." I'm going with the same model a lot of comics/graphic novels use as well as the phenomenally successful Chinese online novel industry: give it away while offering other things to sell. In this case, those "things to sell" include tier benefits for patreon subscribers!
This is a model I've written with for years, as a fanfiction author: writing/posting serialized stories for readers to access for free. I love it writing with that process, it is second nature to me now after dozens of years. Instead of trying to fit myself into a publishing model that was crushing my soul, I will be writing using a model that is tailored to my writing style!
Okay, what does that mean for you, the reader?
First, it means that if you are patient and follow me on Wattpad, you will get a lot of free content!
Secondly, it means that if you are willing to support me in my story telling habit, you will get extra benefits such as: early access to chapters, story 'extras' (including sex scenes, cut scenes, not!fic ideas, and more!), and discounts on collected books -- that all depends on the tier you choose, of course, but there will be something for everyone!
You should feel good about yourself as a human being b/c you are buying me even MORE coffee! ...as you can see, this is a critical need! In return you will get early access to chapters a week before they post on Wattpad! Whether you chose to be a spoilery McSpoiler person to all your friends is up to you.
This level gets you early access to chapters before they are posted on Wattpad, and ALSO gives you extra content, such as cut scenes, prologues, epilogues, and meta! Supporting me at this level helps give me the resources I need to write and post more often, and I appreciate it so much.