My name is Doug, and I like to write. It's kind of my thing.
It's always been my thing.
I've been writing for years, but almost always in my "spare time." A few years ago I was the regular staff writer for Evansville News4U, getting paid to hype up events in the city and profile interesting people and places. But I don't live in Evansville anymore, so I can't do that.
These days I'm working as a contract copywriter for a fantastic marketing agency in Kansas City. They're great, and I love the experience. But at the moment, there's not enough work to fill up a 40 hour week (at least that I can invoice). And besides, I still like writing fiction and occasionally some nonsense on Medium or on my blog.
I have a lot of different ideas and projects I'm working on, from a couple of different novels to more short fiction and nonfiction. But having to juggle a part time retail job with my marketing work can sometimes be a draining experience, and doesn't leave much room for personal creativity.
So here's what I'm suggesting: if you like my writing and want to feel some warm fuzzies in your tummy--or heart, whatever--consider becoming a patron. In exchange, I get to make things. You get to read things. Everyone's hopefully happy.
That's all well and good, but what else do you get for your money?
I'll come up with some fantastic cash prizes* and perks to help sweeten the deal. You like my dog, Wags? I'll throw in autographed photos of her. You're a huge fan of my work and you like paying for it? Maybe your sustained support gets you free digital copies of my fiction for life.
The long and the short of it is that your support would mean the world to me. And it would probably make my wife feel better about me being a coffee-guzzling basement dweller.
Thanks for your time.
*There aren't really cash prizes involved. The idea is for you to give me money.