DreamSmith is creating Epic, Novel-length Fiction
16

patrons

$61
per 10,000 Words
Hey there--Alan here, aka DreamSmith.  If you're reading this then you've probably read some of my fanfiction (it's possible you've read ALL my fanfiction; some of you are hard-core like that ^_^).  If so, then you know that I take my writing seriously: I don't want to waste the reader's time with something that isn't well-written, and I always want to give you a story that's entertaining.  I love doing that, and I've been doing it for years now, albeit with frequent long hiatuses, sometimes months, sometimes years.
But I'm trying to do better.
I want to be able to write every day.
I want to move my fanfic stories along, and get to all the awesome bits that I've been imagining for so long, but have never managed to write down for you to see.
I also want to do more original stories and publish them on Amazon; I've a handful there, but there are tons of things I'd love to do--a Superhero world of my own, a high-fantasy world set in an odd little place I've thought up, even a Sci-Fi space opera deal, about an all-female race of psionic space-chicks who are bent on conquering the universe (no, really).

I want to do all this, and more besides (I've got stories and series in mind for Buffy, Stargate, and Harry Potter that I've not even had a chance to start on).

If you're able, and willing, I'd very much appreciate your help in doing this.
I spend my nights loading and unloading cargo aircraft (while daydreaming about stories and characters), and that's fine, but it doesn't quite cover the bills. Rather than getting a second job at a hardware store or something (been there and done that!), I'd love for writing to be my second job.
If you, my patrons, can help me make ends meet, then I will be a very happy writer indeed, and I'll do my best to provide you with interesting and entertaining stories, featuring both your favorite characters, and some new ones.

My fanfiction is posted on both Twisting the Hellmouth and AO3, and my Amazon stuff is listed under the name A.J. Kalliver.

I have a blog dedicated to author-type things--my current thoughts and progress on stories, the various books, movies, comics and shows that strike a chord in me, creative-wise... things like that.

You can find that Here

I am, of course, deeply thankful for your interest in my work, and profoundly grateful for any level of support you might choose to offer.

Alan
aka
DreamSmith 



Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per 10,000 Words
8 patrons
You'll receive my instant and enduring love and gratitude (obviously), and a shoutout in every author's note.  And, most importantly, new chapters more often than twice a year.  Even 1.00 per chapter is HUGE.
Pledge $3 or more per 10,000 Words
4 patrons
Triple the love and gratitude, shoutouts everywhere I can put them, and access to my Patreon-only stream, which I'll check and interact with all the time.  If you have a favorite story of mine, tell me there, and I'll do my best to make new chapters happen.
Pledge $5 or more per 10,000 Words
2 patrons
Everything in the lower levels: Shoutouts, gratitude, and Patreon stream access.  Additionally, I'll send you complimentary copies of all my original stories as they go up for sale on Amazon (and you'll be on the 'Thank you/Acknowledgment' page of those stories too, just so you know ^_^).  Those are mostly in the same sort of vein as what you're familiar with in my fanfic: superpowered ladies doing awesome things and struggling to come to terms with their powers and their lives.
Pledge $10 or more per 10,000 Words
4 patrons
Okay, this is getting pretty theoretical now, but on the off chance some of you are feeling very generous--Everything in the lower levels, plus a LOT of influence when it comes to me deciding which stories are in dire need of new chapters.  It's entirely possible that I'll dust off my old RPG dice, draw out a chart, and randomly choose someone from this tier every second or third posting, to just flat-out TELL me which of my existing stories gets a new chapter.  I'll still want at least half the slots to be things I want to write at that particular moment, though, so don't think you'll (entirely) be the boss of me!
Pledge $25 or more per 10,000 Words
2 patrons
O_O  Seriously?  Well, okay then.  Everything the lower levels get, a triple-sized spot on the Chart-o-chapter deciding, and... an additional reward to be decided between the two of us.  Want a printed and signed copy of something I've written?  I think that's possible, with something like Smashwords or Createspace.  Want to see chapters before they're posted anywhere?  I can do that.  Want to come with me and spend an afternoon killing things in World of Warcraft or Star Wars: The Old Republic, or running from creepers in Minecraft?  Cool!  Any of these, or something you suggest (within bounds of reason!); we'll figure something out.
And hey--if anyone actually goes for this level... thank you.
Goals
$61 of $100 per 10,000 Words
Upon achieving this goal I will feel measurably less unsure as to my abilities as a writer, and will gain +10 to my confidence stat for those times when I sit and wonder if I'm crazy for sitting at my desk for seven hours at a stretch, making up stories and casting them out into the depths of the internet. (Believe me, I need all the help I can get in facing both of those recurring doubts
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Hey there--Alan here, aka DreamSmith.  If you're reading this then you've probably read some of my fanfiction (it's possible you've read ALL my fanfiction; some of you are hard-core like that ^_^).  If so, then you know that I take my writing seriously: I don't want to waste the reader's time with something that isn't well-written, and I always want to give you a story that's entertaining.  I love doing that, and I've been doing it for years now, albeit with frequent long hiatuses, sometimes months, sometimes years.
But I'm trying to do better.
I want to be able to write every day.
I want to move my fanfic stories along, and get to all the awesome bits that I've been imagining for so long, but have never managed to write down for you to see.
I also want to do more original stories and publish them on Amazon; I've a handful there, but there are tons of things I'd love to do--a Superhero world of my own, a high-fantasy world set in an odd little place I've thought up, even a Sci-Fi space opera deal, about an all-female race of psionic space-chicks who are bent on conquering the universe (no, really).

I want to do all this, and more besides (I've got stories and series in mind for Buffy, Stargate, and Harry Potter that I've not even had a chance to start on).

If you're able, and willing, I'd very much appreciate your help in doing this.
I spend my nights loading and unloading cargo aircraft (while daydreaming about stories and characters), and that's fine, but it doesn't quite cover the bills. Rather than getting a second job at a hardware store or something (been there and done that!), I'd love for writing to be my second job.
If you, my patrons, can help me make ends meet, then I will be a very happy writer indeed, and I'll do my best to provide you with interesting and entertaining stories, featuring both your favorite characters, and some new ones.

My fanfiction is posted on both Twisting the Hellmouth and AO3, and my Amazon stuff is listed under the name A.J. Kalliver.

I have a blog dedicated to author-type things--my current thoughts and progress on stories, the various books, movies, comics and shows that strike a chord in me, creative-wise... things like that.

You can find that Here

I am, of course, deeply thankful for your interest in my work, and profoundly grateful for any level of support you might choose to offer.

Alan
aka
DreamSmith 



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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per 10,000 Words
8 patrons
You'll receive my instant and enduring love and gratitude (obviously), and a shoutout in every author's note.  And, most importantly, new chapters more often than twice a year.  Even 1.00 per chapter is HUGE.
Pledge $3 or more per 10,000 Words
4 patrons
Triple the love and gratitude, shoutouts everywhere I can put them, and access to my Patreon-only stream, which I'll check and interact with all the time.  If you have a favorite story of mine, tell me there, and I'll do my best to make new chapters happen.
Pledge $5 or more per 10,000 Words
2 patrons
Everything in the lower levels: Shoutouts, gratitude, and Patreon stream access.  Additionally, I'll send you complimentary copies of all my original stories as they go up for sale on Amazon (and you'll be on the 'Thank you/Acknowledgment' page of those stories too, just so you know ^_^).  Those are mostly in the same sort of vein as what you're familiar with in my fanfic: superpowered ladies doing awesome things and struggling to come to terms with their powers and their lives.
Pledge $10 or more per 10,000 Words
4 patrons
Okay, this is getting pretty theoretical now, but on the off chance some of you are feeling very generous--Everything in the lower levels, plus a LOT of influence when it comes to me deciding which stories are in dire need of new chapters.  It's entirely possible that I'll dust off my old RPG dice, draw out a chart, and randomly choose someone from this tier every second or third posting, to just flat-out TELL me which of my existing stories gets a new chapter.  I'll still want at least half the slots to be things I want to write at that particular moment, though, so don't think you'll (entirely) be the boss of me!
Pledge $25 or more per 10,000 Words
2 patrons
O_O  Seriously?  Well, okay then.  Everything the lower levels get, a triple-sized spot on the Chart-o-chapter deciding, and... an additional reward to be decided between the two of us.  Want a printed and signed copy of something I've written?  I think that's possible, with something like Smashwords or Createspace.  Want to see chapters before they're posted anywhere?  I can do that.  Want to come with me and spend an afternoon killing things in World of Warcraft or Star Wars: The Old Republic, or running from creepers in Minecraft?  Cool!  Any of these, or something you suggest (within bounds of reason!); we'll figure something out.
And hey--if anyone actually goes for this level... thank you.