DeAnna Ross is creating stories worth remembering.
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I've had two things that I've wanted to do with my life: help others to have fun & tell a good story

I wish I could tell you that I'm some award-winning author or entertainer, but I'm not.  My passion has instead taken the form of co-operative writing on gaming and fansites, running role-playing games locally and at conventions, as well as a small business venture focused on gaming (which sadly went the way of the dodo bird.)   

I've written hundreds of thousands of words and told stories that, to this very day, still leave my friends emotional. While happy memories are treasures, they don't pay the bills.  Unfortunately, I have almost as many bills as I have happy memories.  If I'm going to continue to put this much time and effort into what I love, it really needs to be something more than a hobby. 

So, I'm doing what so many others before me have tried to do: I'm writing scared.  Scared that I'm not good enough, scared that my attempt to validate my talents will end in tragic confirmation of my mediocrity... but I figure trying and failing has to be better than not trying at all.  To do this, I've come to accept that I need a bit of help from my friends.

That's where you come in!


I want to keep writing great stories, the sort that makes people feel things, with characters that people care about.  So, that's what I'm going to do and by supporting me, you're along for the journey to my goal.  Here's some of what you can expect -

1.  I will be attempting to finish my first draft of my novel by Christmas 2019.

2.  I'm going to keep writing smaller stories for fun.  Ideally, I'm going to let my supporters have a say in what shorter works I put my focus on.  These might be related to my role-playing games (past and present) or maybe they'll come in the form of an ongoing serial story.  "How will our heroes deal with this issue?  Tune in next month to find out!"

3.  I'm going to share with all of you the details of my journey / struggle to traditional publication (even the ugly self-doubting parts, the dropped balls, and embarrassing failures along the way!)  It's my sincere hope that I'll be building up a support group ... er... fanbase along the way and you'll all be able to say, 'I supported that author before it was cool to do so!'

4.  I'm going to share my expertise in the areas I've spent twenty-some years focused upon... geek culture, storytelling & gaming online, table-top gaming, and LARP!  This might take the form of blogging, podcasts, videos, or even a chance to play in a game run by me!

So take a look around, if you want to see more, throw a little support my way and join the fun.  Thanks for taking a moment to learn more and I hope that I get the chance to get to know you better very soon!
Tiers
The Tip Jar
$3 or more per month

Every penny counts! As a THANK YOU for your tip in my tip jar, you'll get...


  • Access to my patreon blog
  • Access to my patreon polls
  • Get your name/username included in the acknowledgements section of whatever I'm working on at the time of your generous donation.
Let's Do Lunch
$5 or more per month

THANKS! Because of you I get to enjoy one lunch this month for certain.  Here's what I'm sharing with you to show my appreciation.


  • All my tip jar stuff
  • Access to my monthly fiction
  • Access to unlocked podcasts/videos
  • An invite to my monthly discord chat
A Character By Any Other Name...
$25 or more per month

ZOMG!  THANK YOU! for being amazing as hell!  I seriously could not do what I do without you and I want to make sure your immortalized in my writing.  

  • Tip Jar & Let's Do Lunch Perks
  • Get your character name featured in one of my stories
Come Play With Me!
$50 or more per month only 5 left

Support like yours is how this dream becomes a whole lot more realistic.  So, let me say THANK YOU like this...


  • Tip Jar, Let's Do Lunch, & Character Name Perks
  • A seat in an RPG run by ME using a virtual table top!  Usually D&D or Vampire the Masquerade.  One shot.  Not ongoing. -OR- if you're on a game site with me, I'll plan and have my character join you for a single story arc.  Your choice!
Goals
$9 of $90 per month
I'm currently enjoying Neil Gaiman's Masterclass, which was a gift from one of my patrons!  I'd LOVE to unlock the full course set for 2019.  To do that I need $90.  Seems like an achievable goal so... that's my first goal!  If we do this, I'll do a video review of Neil Gaiman's Storyteller Masterclass which will only be available to my patrons.
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I've had two things that I've wanted to do with my life: help others to have fun & tell a good story

I wish I could tell you that I'm some award-winning author or entertainer, but I'm not.  My passion has instead taken the form of co-operative writing on gaming and fansites, running role-playing games locally and at conventions, as well as a small business venture focused on gaming (which sadly went the way of the dodo bird.)   

I've written hundreds of thousands of words and told stories that, to this very day, still leave my friends emotional. While happy memories are treasures, they don't pay the bills.  Unfortunately, I have almost as many bills as I have happy memories.  If I'm going to continue to put this much time and effort into what I love, it really needs to be something more than a hobby. 

So, I'm doing what so many others before me have tried to do: I'm writing scared.  Scared that I'm not good enough, scared that my attempt to validate my talents will end in tragic confirmation of my mediocrity... but I figure trying and failing has to be better than not trying at all.  To do this, I've come to accept that I need a bit of help from my friends.

That's where you come in!


I want to keep writing great stories, the sort that makes people feel things, with characters that people care about.  So, that's what I'm going to do and by supporting me, you're along for the journey to my goal.  Here's some of what you can expect -

1.  I will be attempting to finish my first draft of my novel by Christmas 2019.

2.  I'm going to keep writing smaller stories for fun.  Ideally, I'm going to let my supporters have a say in what shorter works I put my focus on.  These might be related to my role-playing games (past and present) or maybe they'll come in the form of an ongoing serial story.  "How will our heroes deal with this issue?  Tune in next month to find out!"

3.  I'm going to share with all of you the details of my journey / struggle to traditional publication (even the ugly self-doubting parts, the dropped balls, and embarrassing failures along the way!)  It's my sincere hope that I'll be building up a support group ... er... fanbase along the way and you'll all be able to say, 'I supported that author before it was cool to do so!'

4.  I'm going to share my expertise in the areas I've spent twenty-some years focused upon... geek culture, storytelling & gaming online, table-top gaming, and LARP!  This might take the form of blogging, podcasts, videos, or even a chance to play in a game run by me!

So take a look around, if you want to see more, throw a little support my way and join the fun.  Thanks for taking a moment to learn more and I hope that I get the chance to get to know you better very soon!

Recent posts by DeAnna Ross

Tiers
The Tip Jar
$3 or more per month

Every penny counts! As a THANK YOU for your tip in my tip jar, you'll get...


  • Access to my patreon blog
  • Access to my patreon polls
  • Get your name/username included in the acknowledgements section of whatever I'm working on at the time of your generous donation.
Let's Do Lunch
$5 or more per month

THANKS! Because of you I get to enjoy one lunch this month for certain.  Here's what I'm sharing with you to show my appreciation.


  • All my tip jar stuff
  • Access to my monthly fiction
  • Access to unlocked podcasts/videos
  • An invite to my monthly discord chat
A Character By Any Other Name...
$25 or more per month

ZOMG!  THANK YOU! for being amazing as hell!  I seriously could not do what I do without you and I want to make sure your immortalized in my writing.  

  • Tip Jar & Let's Do Lunch Perks
  • Get your character name featured in one of my stories
Come Play With Me!
$50 or more per month only 5 left

Support like yours is how this dream becomes a whole lot more realistic.  So, let me say THANK YOU like this...


  • Tip Jar, Let's Do Lunch, & Character Name Perks
  • A seat in an RPG run by ME using a virtual table top!  Usually D&D or Vampire the Masquerade.  One shot.  Not ongoing. -OR- if you're on a game site with me, I'll plan and have my character join you for a single story arc.  Your choice!