Helen Kara is creating better researchers
7

patrons

$11
per month
Thank you for helping me create better researchers who do better research!

Your support enables me to write and share more information about creative research methods, and to collaborate with artists and videographers.

I earn my living by doing contract work: research, teaching, and speaking. I enjoy being self-employed, but it doesn't allow me to do enough of the independent work I love: finding, writing about, and sharing creative research methods.

I have so many great ideas! With your support, I can work with artists to develop graphic novels that will help students to learn about research methods. I can set up a YouTube channel on creative research methods for students and early career researchers. I can develop an open access academic journal on creative research methods. And that's just for starters. I have the knowledge, skills, experience, and contacts to make all this happen – I just need your help.

I have been an independent researcher since 1999, and enjoy working in my garden office in Uttoxeter, a quiet market town in central England. I am fascinated by research methods, particularly the new, cutting-edge, creative methods being used around the world to help answer today's difficult questions. I love to write about, share, and teach these methods. Thanks so much for your support in helping to make this happen.

There are other ways you can support me, too. Share my work with others, online and off, such as through a tweet or retweet or a book recommendation. Review one of my books online - or more than one, if you like. Subscribe to my blog at helenkara.com/blog for a public post in your inbox every week or two. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @DrHelenKara, and like my Facebook page facebook.com/HelenKaraWriter. And, best of all, tell other people about my work and my Patreon page.
Tiers
Espresso
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
I'd love to give you a social media shout-out when you join, and every year to say thank you for your continuing support. (Please message me if you'd rather stay under the radar.)
Flat White
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
I'm delighted to give you access to my special private Patreon-only blog posts containing unique content and insights, plus social media shout-outs as above.
Latte and Biscuit
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll be thrilled to give you one free download of any of my self-published e-books per year, plus access to Patreon-only blog posts and social media shout-outs as above. (Please message me to let me know which e-book you want and include an email address for details.)
Cappuccino and Cake
$10 or more per month 1 patron
I'd be so pleased to have you join a bi-monthly Patreon-only Q&A with me, plus all previous rewards.
Luxury Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Cake
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I'd be excited to send a free signed copy, of any sole-authored or co-authored paperback book I publish while you are supporting me, to anywhere in the world. Plus all previous rewards. (NB: you need to support me for at least three months before the official publication date of a paperback to be eligible for a free copy of that book. So if the official publication date is April 1, you need to sign up by January 1.)
Afternoon Tea
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Let me introduce you to this very English tradition! After three months, a one-to-one hour with me on Skype, once a year, for whatever you want to discuss. With tea, and sandwiches and cakes if you like (we'll each bring our own). Plus free signed paperback books and all other previous rewards.
A Whole Gourmet Cake!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You can eat the whole cake yourself, or share it, as this reward is transferable. After three months, I'll be eager to read what you write (or what someone you nominate writes) once a year, up to 8,000 words, and give you (or them) a detailed critique. Plus all the other non-transferable rewards, including an annual one-to-one Skype session and free signed paperback books. (NB: you need to support me for at least three months before you send me anything to read.)
Goals
$11 of $100 per month
I will regularly add freely downloadable resources, for researchers and academic writers, to my public blog.
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Thank you for helping me create better researchers who do better research!

Your support enables me to write and share more information about creative research methods, and to collaborate with artists and videographers.

I earn my living by doing contract work: research, teaching, and speaking. I enjoy being self-employed, but it doesn't allow me to do enough of the independent work I love: finding, writing about, and sharing creative research methods.

I have so many great ideas! With your support, I can work with artists to develop graphic novels that will help students to learn about research methods. I can set up a YouTube channel on creative research methods for students and early career researchers. I can develop an open access academic journal on creative research methods. And that's just for starters. I have the knowledge, skills, experience, and contacts to make all this happen – I just need your help.

I have been an independent researcher since 1999, and enjoy working in my garden office in Uttoxeter, a quiet market town in central England. I am fascinated by research methods, particularly the new, cutting-edge, creative methods being used around the world to help answer today's difficult questions. I love to write about, share, and teach these methods. Thanks so much for your support in helping to make this happen.

There are other ways you can support me, too. Share my work with others, online and off, such as through a tweet or retweet or a book recommendation. Review one of my books online - or more than one, if you like. Subscribe to my blog at helenkara.com/blog for a public post in your inbox every week or two. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @DrHelenKara, and like my Facebook page facebook.com/HelenKaraWriter. And, best of all, tell other people about my work and my Patreon page.

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Tiers
Espresso
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
I'd love to give you a social media shout-out when you join, and every year to say thank you for your continuing support. (Please message me if you'd rather stay under the radar.)
Flat White
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
I'm delighted to give you access to my special private Patreon-only blog posts containing unique content and insights, plus social media shout-outs as above.
Latte and Biscuit
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll be thrilled to give you one free download of any of my self-published e-books per year, plus access to Patreon-only blog posts and social media shout-outs as above. (Please message me to let me know which e-book you want and include an email address for details.)
Cappuccino and Cake
$10 or more per month 1 patron
I'd be so pleased to have you join a bi-monthly Patreon-only Q&A with me, plus all previous rewards.
Luxury Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Cake
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I'd be excited to send a free signed copy, of any sole-authored or co-authored paperback book I publish while you are supporting me, to anywhere in the world. Plus all previous rewards. (NB: you need to support me for at least three months before the official publication date of a paperback to be eligible for a free copy of that book. So if the official publication date is April 1, you need to sign up by January 1.)
Afternoon Tea
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Let me introduce you to this very English tradition! After three months, a one-to-one hour with me on Skype, once a year, for whatever you want to discuss. With tea, and sandwiches and cakes if you like (we'll each bring our own). Plus free signed paperback books and all other previous rewards.
A Whole Gourmet Cake!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You can eat the whole cake yourself, or share it, as this reward is transferable. After three months, I'll be eager to read what you write (or what someone you nominate writes) once a year, up to 8,000 words, and give you (or them) a detailed critique. Plus all the other non-transferable rewards, including an annual one-to-one Skype session and free signed paperback books. (NB: you need to support me for at least three months before you send me anything to read.)