George Saoulidis is creating Stories of Myth, Gods and Tech
3

patrons

$4
per creation
I'm about to dump the MASSIVE amount of ideas I have into short stories, to test out the waters, see what works, what people respond to.

Short stories have always been a staple of Science Fiction, a fact which is not common in other genres. Technology and the internet have given new life into the short format, and the micropatronage dynamic is a great way to adjust a working centuries-old model into the new millennium.

D.W. Griffith was one of the first film directors who made the first blockbuster. He also made about 200 films, not complete movies of course, but short clips about lots of topics. That allowed him to hone his craft and pioneer in the art of cinematic storytelling. If he were to live today, I believe he would have made Youtube videos that would have paved the way to films.

I strongly believe that by constantly producing short content you can improve your work and master the craft. Most of the people I admire have created a plethora of work, Asimov, Brandon Sanderson, Heinlein, Whedon, they have all produced works in various fields and along many genres.

Whenever I come up with an idea, I simply write it down. If two or more ideas seem to work together, I throw them in a folder in my computer with some notes. As I read books and browse the internet I stumble upon things that work nicely along my idea, so I fill the folder with pics or videos or quotes. At some point, a plot emerges and I have a whole seed that can be made into a story.

These stories are what I'm about to write for my Patreon page. They will not all be nice, many will be drafts. Plenty of those will be icky, in various ways. I'm European, we have a higher tolerance for that kind of stuff. Plus, I'm inspired by Ancient Greek Myths and Shakespeare, so if you can't handle tragedy and bodily fluids, feel free to move on.

I'm mainly focused on science fiction shorts, but plenty of my ideas are in the urban fantasy genre. I am certain at some point I'll need to tap into those. I'm planning on one short story per month. If you like where one is heading, feel free to comment, I might expand it or do a series or even a novel.

If you want to see more of my published works, you can locate it all on https://www.mythographystudios.com/. Books are available on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iTunes and all of the major online retailers.
Make sure you join the mailing list at https://www.mythographystudios.com/join-the-mythographers/ to get all the juicy stuff.

As I writer, I get lots of feedback. From editors, from reader comments, from fellow authors in writing workshops. I firmly believe in putting your money where your mouth is, so an opinion stated by a person who has spent a single dollar on the story is worth a million of people who have read it for free.
That means I value your opinion. That's the main reason I'm doing this. Subscribe and enjoy reading!
Tiers
Certified Mythographer
$1 or more per creation 2 patrons
YOO HOO, Mythographers, this is the one I spoke of in the email. 👋  


Get a digital download of each new short story, plus the archive.
I will make copies available in .Mobi, ePub and PDF formats.

Includes Discord rewards
Epic Poet
$2 or more per creation 2 patrons
Draft chapters! Deleted scenes! Become an Epic Poet and you get a story a month PLUS a new draft chapter of a current work or deleted scene from a prior work every time a story drops.
Read new book chapters before anyone else!
Includes Discord rewards
Athena's Owl
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
Become an Owl and watch over my shoulder as I write. Real-time screencap videos of the whole process in Scrivener.
Plus all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Aegean Pirate
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
I have a side-project, translating Jules Verne's lesser known novel "The Archipelago on Fire," a story about Aegean pirates in the aftermath of the 1821 revolution.

It is sadly not available in English, and I'm translating from the Greek translation and the original French text simultaneously.

The goal is to make a clean English version available digitally and on Amazon's Print on Demand service, at cost.

By supporting this you help inch this project forward. You'll get a digital copy when it's complete.

Includes Discord rewards
Erinyes Follower
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
With this tier you get the right to nag me for questions. About the world, about writing in general, about the science behind the stories, the inspiration behind them. Torment me endlessly. 

Plus all of the above. 

Includes Discord rewards
Moirai's Thread
$29 or more per creation 0 patrons
Divert the flow of fate. Give one writing prompt for a short story. A story seed that will be made into a short story.
Plus all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Demigod Genes
$199 or more per creation 0 patrons
With this tier you get yourself thrown into a story, with you as the protagonist. Set in the God Complex universe. Logically it will be a novella (because novellas are the easiest for me), but you never know.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4 of $10 per creation
Holy cow! Is this working?
It's ALIVE!
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I'm about to dump the MASSIVE amount of ideas I have into short stories, to test out the waters, see what works, what people respond to.

Short stories have always been a staple of Science Fiction, a fact which is not common in other genres. Technology and the internet have given new life into the short format, and the micropatronage dynamic is a great way to adjust a working centuries-old model into the new millennium.

D.W. Griffith was one of the first film directors who made the first blockbuster. He also made about 200 films, not complete movies of course, but short clips about lots of topics. That allowed him to hone his craft and pioneer in the art of cinematic storytelling. If he were to live today, I believe he would have made Youtube videos that would have paved the way to films.

I strongly believe that by constantly producing short content you can improve your work and master the craft. Most of the people I admire have created a plethora of work, Asimov, Brandon Sanderson, Heinlein, Whedon, they have all produced works in various fields and along many genres.

Whenever I come up with an idea, I simply write it down. If two or more ideas seem to work together, I throw them in a folder in my computer with some notes. As I read books and browse the internet I stumble upon things that work nicely along my idea, so I fill the folder with pics or videos or quotes. At some point, a plot emerges and I have a whole seed that can be made into a story.

These stories are what I'm about to write for my Patreon page. They will not all be nice, many will be drafts. Plenty of those will be icky, in various ways. I'm European, we have a higher tolerance for that kind of stuff. Plus, I'm inspired by Ancient Greek Myths and Shakespeare, so if you can't handle tragedy and bodily fluids, feel free to move on.

I'm mainly focused on science fiction shorts, but plenty of my ideas are in the urban fantasy genre. I am certain at some point I'll need to tap into those. I'm planning on one short story per month. If you like where one is heading, feel free to comment, I might expand it or do a series or even a novel.

If you want to see more of my published works, you can locate it all on https://www.mythographystudios.com/. Books are available on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iTunes and all of the major online retailers.
Make sure you join the mailing list at https://www.mythographystudios.com/join-the-mythographers/ to get all the juicy stuff.

As I writer, I get lots of feedback. From editors, from reader comments, from fellow authors in writing workshops. I firmly believe in putting your money where your mouth is, so an opinion stated by a person who has spent a single dollar on the story is worth a million of people who have read it for free.
That means I value your opinion. That's the main reason I'm doing this. Subscribe and enjoy reading!

Recent posts by George Saoulidis

Tiers
Certified Mythographer
$1 or more per creation 2 patrons
YOO HOO, Mythographers, this is the one I spoke of in the email. 👋  


Get a digital download of each new short story, plus the archive.
I will make copies available in .Mobi, ePub and PDF formats.

Includes Discord rewards
Epic Poet
$2 or more per creation 2 patrons
Draft chapters! Deleted scenes! Become an Epic Poet and you get a story a month PLUS a new draft chapter of a current work or deleted scene from a prior work every time a story drops.
Read new book chapters before anyone else!
Includes Discord rewards
Athena's Owl
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
Become an Owl and watch over my shoulder as I write. Real-time screencap videos of the whole process in Scrivener.
Plus all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Aegean Pirate
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
I have a side-project, translating Jules Verne's lesser known novel "The Archipelago on Fire," a story about Aegean pirates in the aftermath of the 1821 revolution.

It is sadly not available in English, and I'm translating from the Greek translation and the original French text simultaneously.

The goal is to make a clean English version available digitally and on Amazon's Print on Demand service, at cost.

By supporting this you help inch this project forward. You'll get a digital copy when it's complete.

Includes Discord rewards
Erinyes Follower
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
With this tier you get the right to nag me for questions. About the world, about writing in general, about the science behind the stories, the inspiration behind them. Torment me endlessly. 

Plus all of the above. 

Includes Discord rewards
Moirai's Thread
$29 or more per creation 0 patrons
Divert the flow of fate. Give one writing prompt for a short story. A story seed that will be made into a short story.
Plus all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Demigod Genes
$199 or more per creation 0 patrons
With this tier you get yourself thrown into a story, with you as the protagonist. Set in the God Complex universe. Logically it will be a novella (because novellas are the easiest for me), but you never know.
Includes Discord rewards