Matt Holland is creating Novels, short stories, and weird fiction
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$3
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Who am I?

Hi! I'm Matt Holland, no not that one. The other one. The one who wrote the book that probably brought you here. Or one of the stories that sent you this way.

Or you may have heard me prattling on about my patreon on Twitter and you've thought to yourself 'how do I get him to shut up about that?'

For the past eighteen months I've been producing one short story or piece of writing a month for my website. I've written a story inspired by a youtube comment about an elderly woman trying to murder her husbands, I've written a story about an arrogant jerk who finds a wish granting monkey's paw and uses it to fuel another 'kids these days' anti-millennial rant, I've written about bus racistscosmic horror about fishbarmen trying to make a living in a world where everything has been privatiseddogstindermental illnesslove, and world war one.
And that's just for starters.

Lest we forget, my series of novels. The first of which, Hair of the Dog, has a solid 4.5 rating on Amazon and three stars on Goodreads. That's two stars short of five!

Hair of the Dog takes place on the world of Gallaetha, a world maybe two doors down from our own with a lot of the same technology. Unlike our world, Gallaetha has access to magic that has cured disease, hunger, and wiped out resource scarcity. It's a world that should be a paradise, but it's still full of humans, and humans are arseholes. As a result, they practice constant war and conflict both to thin out the population and make money for wealthy shareholders and corrupt politicians.

Familiar stuff, right? I said it was two doors down from our own.

My stories follow the adventures and struggles of the people trying to survive in this world. There's a wisecracking mercenary trying to do good despite getting paid for being evil; a disgraced soldier with a wicked hangover on the run for a murder he's almost positive he didn't commit; a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to cure himself of the last terminal disease on Gallaetha; and an ancient monster searching for a family that might never have existed in the first place.

If this sounds fun, check out the first book here.

I plan on writing much, much more. Preferably more than one story a month, but at my current schedule that's just not viable. I need to prioritise my day jobs and whatever paid writing work I can scrounge up.

That's where patreon comes in.

Why Patreon?

I want to keep giving my stories away for free, basically. But I also want to expand and post more stories and blog entries each month. But at the moment this isn't viable for me. I'm turning to patreon in the hopes that I'll be able to justify posting different types of content more often.

But don't worry, I don't intent to gate off any content for paying customers, or start harassing website visitors with obtrusive pop up ads or trying to steal their identities with spyware. I hate it when websites do that. I appreciate every reader I get and I want them to have the best experience possible.

Unless they're reading one of my horror stories, in which case I want them to be terrified and possibly wondering if they locked the door or not.

Good news: you did. Bad news: it's already inside. I'm so sorry.

So if you want to keep reading my stories for free, that's more than okay; fill your boots. But if you want to throw in a few quid to help me out as well, you'll be helping to contribute to more stories and pieces of writing being available more often for more people.

Basically you'll be a superhero, but not one of the shit ones I wrote about in Pennies.

Thank you so much for reading this. Even if you don't feel like kicking in, it's good to know that someone has at least read to this point and understands where I'm coming from.

I think ultimately that's what every writer wants, to be heard, and to be understood.

That and coffee.
Tiers
Go Dumpster Diving In The Scrapyard
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At the base level you get to see my scrapyard here on patreon. It's full of first drafts that eventually became full stories on the website and sneak peeks of what's coming next. It's also the only place where you can read the first chapter of WE ARE NOBODY, my upcoming crime novel that nobody but me has read yet.
Ghost Immunity
$3 or more per month 1 patron
At this level, in addition to being able to peruse the scrapyard, you'll also be thanked personally at the end of every story I post up on the website and in the acknowledgements of my novels. Having your name, web handle, or name of your company attached to one of my stories has been guaranteed to protect you from whatever monsters or ghosts I describe inside.

Just watch out for any other monsters and ghosts.
Ghost Immunity +
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Here you'll get the scrapyard and a personal thanks on my stories. However, if you subscribe at the $5 level I'll also include a link to your website or social media account and maybe you'll get some extra traffic? Who knows? The only thing I do know is that this also protects you from the ghosts and monsters in the stories, and other ghosts and monsters you might find in the world.


The only thing this can't protect you from is the monster that lives inside you. You know the one. 

Extra Story
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get everything listed above, but I'm still not giving you immunity to the monster inside you.

Instead, I'm gonna feed it.

Every month I'll write a story or piece of content especially for you about anything you like, so long as its under or around 200 words long.

You can do whatever you like with this, let other people read it on my website or keep it to yourself, credit me with it or let me act as the ghostwriter for you. Consider it as commissioning a piece of artwork, except you get a new one every month and it's much cheaper.

However, I won't write anything I'm not comfortable with. I've got a heavy tolerance for a lot of stuff, but no racism, sexism, homophobia, or anything you plan on selling to the Sun newspaper. If you're unsure, just ask me first, I won't judge!
Extra Story+
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything listed above, except now the monthly story can be a little longer. I say about 500 words or so.

All the other conditions still apply.



A Story So Extra It Hurts
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Everything listed above but now the monthly story can be as much as 1000 words long. All the other conditions apply.

Also, this will hugely increase my workload so I'll only be able to accept two patrons donating at this tier. At least for the moment.
Goals
$3 of $500 per month
At $500 a month I'll be able to easily afford some pros to come in and smarten me up a bit. I'll get some fresh covers for Hair of the Dog, an editor to re-comb each story for mistakes, marketers and advertising to get my name out there. I'll be able to commision artwork and multi-media content. I may even be able to make this Patreon look pretty.
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Who am I?

Hi! I'm Matt Holland, no not that one. The other one. The one who wrote the book that probably brought you here. Or one of the stories that sent you this way.

Or you may have heard me prattling on about my patreon on Twitter and you've thought to yourself 'how do I get him to shut up about that?'

For the past eighteen months I've been producing one short story or piece of writing a month for my website. I've written a story inspired by a youtube comment about an elderly woman trying to murder her husbands, I've written a story about an arrogant jerk who finds a wish granting monkey's paw and uses it to fuel another 'kids these days' anti-millennial rant, I've written about bus racistscosmic horror about fishbarmen trying to make a living in a world where everything has been privatiseddogstindermental illnesslove, and world war one.
And that's just for starters.

Lest we forget, my series of novels. The first of which, Hair of the Dog, has a solid 4.5 rating on Amazon and three stars on Goodreads. That's two stars short of five!

Hair of the Dog takes place on the world of Gallaetha, a world maybe two doors down from our own with a lot of the same technology. Unlike our world, Gallaetha has access to magic that has cured disease, hunger, and wiped out resource scarcity. It's a world that should be a paradise, but it's still full of humans, and humans are arseholes. As a result, they practice constant war and conflict both to thin out the population and make money for wealthy shareholders and corrupt politicians.

Familiar stuff, right? I said it was two doors down from our own.

My stories follow the adventures and struggles of the people trying to survive in this world. There's a wisecracking mercenary trying to do good despite getting paid for being evil; a disgraced soldier with a wicked hangover on the run for a murder he's almost positive he didn't commit; a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to cure himself of the last terminal disease on Gallaetha; and an ancient monster searching for a family that might never have existed in the first place.

If this sounds fun, check out the first book here.

I plan on writing much, much more. Preferably more than one story a month, but at my current schedule that's just not viable. I need to prioritise my day jobs and whatever paid writing work I can scrounge up.

That's where patreon comes in.

Why Patreon?

I want to keep giving my stories away for free, basically. But I also want to expand and post more stories and blog entries each month. But at the moment this isn't viable for me. I'm turning to patreon in the hopes that I'll be able to justify posting different types of content more often.

But don't worry, I don't intent to gate off any content for paying customers, or start harassing website visitors with obtrusive pop up ads or trying to steal their identities with spyware. I hate it when websites do that. I appreciate every reader I get and I want them to have the best experience possible.

Unless they're reading one of my horror stories, in which case I want them to be terrified and possibly wondering if they locked the door or not.

Good news: you did. Bad news: it's already inside. I'm so sorry.

So if you want to keep reading my stories for free, that's more than okay; fill your boots. But if you want to throw in a few quid to help me out as well, you'll be helping to contribute to more stories and pieces of writing being available more often for more people.

Basically you'll be a superhero, but not one of the shit ones I wrote about in Pennies.

Thank you so much for reading this. Even if you don't feel like kicking in, it's good to know that someone has at least read to this point and understands where I'm coming from.

I think ultimately that's what every writer wants, to be heard, and to be understood.

That and coffee.

Recent posts by Matt Holland

Tiers
Go Dumpster Diving In The Scrapyard
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At the base level you get to see my scrapyard here on patreon. It's full of first drafts that eventually became full stories on the website and sneak peeks of what's coming next. It's also the only place where you can read the first chapter of WE ARE NOBODY, my upcoming crime novel that nobody but me has read yet.
Ghost Immunity
$3 or more per month 1 patron
At this level, in addition to being able to peruse the scrapyard, you'll also be thanked personally at the end of every story I post up on the website and in the acknowledgements of my novels. Having your name, web handle, or name of your company attached to one of my stories has been guaranteed to protect you from whatever monsters or ghosts I describe inside.

Just watch out for any other monsters and ghosts.
Ghost Immunity +
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Here you'll get the scrapyard and a personal thanks on my stories. However, if you subscribe at the $5 level I'll also include a link to your website or social media account and maybe you'll get some extra traffic? Who knows? The only thing I do know is that this also protects you from the ghosts and monsters in the stories, and other ghosts and monsters you might find in the world.


The only thing this can't protect you from is the monster that lives inside you. You know the one. 

Extra Story
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get everything listed above, but I'm still not giving you immunity to the monster inside you.

Instead, I'm gonna feed it.

Every month I'll write a story or piece of content especially for you about anything you like, so long as its under or around 200 words long.

You can do whatever you like with this, let other people read it on my website or keep it to yourself, credit me with it or let me act as the ghostwriter for you. Consider it as commissioning a piece of artwork, except you get a new one every month and it's much cheaper.

However, I won't write anything I'm not comfortable with. I've got a heavy tolerance for a lot of stuff, but no racism, sexism, homophobia, or anything you plan on selling to the Sun newspaper. If you're unsure, just ask me first, I won't judge!
Extra Story+
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything listed above, except now the monthly story can be a little longer. I say about 500 words or so.

All the other conditions still apply.



A Story So Extra It Hurts
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Everything listed above but now the monthly story can be as much as 1000 words long. All the other conditions apply.

Also, this will hugely increase my workload so I'll only be able to accept two patrons donating at this tier. At least for the moment.