Curtis

is creating fantasy novels, novellas, and vlogs

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About

I’m Curtis, and I write books, take photos, make vlogs, and enjoy life. However, I need something vital….

Let me explain.

My forthcoming novel The Witch’s Uprising is going to be released via Amazon in February of 2020. I’m proud of this accomplishment. I’ve drafted another book in a related series, and I’m currently working on a sequel called Dagger in the North.

Here’s the problem. I can’t stop creating fiction, taking photos, making vlogs, and talking. I am constantly busy. My wife knows this well.

During the day, I work as a teacher, and I love it. It’s simultaneously the most thrilling and nerve-wracking experience any young person could do. I fill my mornings with writing and my evenings with vlogging. Between all three endeavors, I stretch myself thin.

I have no problem with stretching myself thin.

In fact, I’m very happy waking up at 4:00 am, writing, working from 7:45 pm to 5:15 pm, and coming home to continue creating until about 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm. I speak the truth when I say it is exhausting. I am, after all, only human. When I can, I abscond to forest preserves or faraway places to take landscape and close-up nature photography which only further inspires my writing and my teaching. It’s a cycle.

I’m happy to be busy, but no matter how well my projects are progressing, I still worry about funding them.

So WHY PATREON?

Patreon helps me not to worry. There are so many things to worry about when you have multiple passions and you want to throw yourself into them.

For starters:
  • Patreon helps me pay cover artists for their work.
  • Patreon helps me pay for ad-free websites.
  • Patreon helps me to pay for subscriptions to royalty free music for my vlogs.
  • Patreon helps me fund new equipment that I would otherwise not be able to afford.

Most importantly, Patreon helps me find people willing to support my work, whether that be writing, photography, or vlogging. I’ve already made so many wonderful connections through this site.

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU?
Let’s build a patron community together!

I’ll provide content, updating you weekly on my endeavors, whether they are writing, photography, life, or otherwise. I prefer updating you on Mondays sometime after 5:00 pm and before 7:00pm (CST) via written post, photograph, video, or some other medium I've gotten myself into.

I’ll include bonus video content or downloadables for you when I can. At the very least, you’ll get a picture of Horton and Lorax, my cats!

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT DO I NEED?
With all seriousness, I’ve learned that being a moonlighting writer is time-consuming, and money often can bridge the gaps between time, effort, and stress.

  • If we get to $100 a month, that definitely helps.
  • $1000 practically funds my writing endeavors.
  • $2000, and I’m considering some life-changing adjustments to my writing, vlogs, and photography. Think monthly bonus videos, podcasts, Q&A, maybe some meetups or more. It really depends on how we make it work...
  • More than that, and I’m getting more equipment and know-how to improve every aspect of my craft. (I do this anyway, but I’ll do it faster…)

BUT SERIOUSLY, WHAT DO YOU GET?
All patrons from $1/month level and up will get access to exclusive patreon content. Want to contribute more than $1/month? Awesome, but everyone gets rewards such as these:

  • Updates on novel and writing progress
  • Drafted scenes or chapters for your critique. (Since I’m planning on publishing most of what I show you, the text that I give you has to be drafted.)
  • Pictures of my cats and travels
  • Patron-exclusive update videos
  • Behind the scenes videos and photos to let you into my world
Can't donate today? Subscribe to my YouTube channel and stay posted. You just won't get the bonus's Patrons get.

That was the longest about-me page I've ever written. I'm grateful you made it this far!

All the best,

Curtis
Goals
$24.93 of $1,000 per month
If we hit this target, I will write a story based on a prompt YOU GIVE ME, and I will read it via video. If it's fun, we'll do it more often!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 30 exclusive posts
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Writings
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