Here Be Tygers

is creating ways to teach, entertain and guide storytellers of all kinds

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The “Tygers” Tier

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For Storytellers of All Kinds, In any Medium You Like

So that you can Take Life By the Tale”:

  • 2+1 bonus storytelling lessons
  • Full access to the News Feed & Patron-only Discord
  • The ability to vote, comment on and suggest content & future rewards
  • An exclusive miniseries episode every month
  • The opportunity to participate in our open workshops, games and livestreams
  • And every community goal that we reach
Includes Discord benefits

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About Here Be Tygers

Who am I?

A few years ago, I decided to share what creating a story is like—as it’s toldA new friend of mine had just established their Patreon, and there were a few other Creators—podcast hosts, entertainers, illustrators—that I followed. So I set out to see what kind of shape mine would grow.

When I say “I’m a storyteller...”, that may sound like the start of a long conversation, but in truth it was the end of a much older one first—one that bore many titles, a good deal of pain, and time enough for some truths to show.

Right now, as I write, I’m sitting outside watching bumblebees, which is as much for research as it is for my health—you can’t describe the world unless you spend some of your time in it. But it does make me think of this place, my home (and yours I hope), and what I’d like for us to provide.

A New Road

As it says in our mission and title above, Here Be Tygers will teach, entertain and guide storytellers of all kinds. Of all shapes and ways, wherever you’re at in life, and in any medium you like.

So this will still be your campfire. Your place to share stories. To learn how they’re made. How they change to survive. And then, when they’re ready, when you’re ready, to take them back to the tribe.

What will that look like?

First, we’ve opened the Discord to all Patrons. It’s a home. It’s a place. It’s somewhere safe. And it’s where we go to plan, create and revise

We also relaunched the tiers so that everything falls under just one, Tygers, with content we can create each month at around the same time.

This will allow us to delve a bit deeper into the creative process itself and solutions that will help you find your tale, make it come to life and bring it back to your club, fan base, community, group or tribe.

Why Patreon?

“There's a secret every fire tells when you first light it: 'keep me warm', it say, 'and I'll give you life'." 


- Joseph, the abbad and Adam's father, on raising a child

I’ve been writing since I was two. There are times when I’ve tried not to: in theaters or at weddings, as I was waiting for portions of my spine to be fused.  Sometimes I don’t eat. Or sleep. Or I walk outside and soak or freeze because I have to write.  

And the story or the characters, the world of Tygers, are too alive to let me be.


Mostly though? I just want to share the joy I find in their stories—in their longings for home and for a better life; in the choices they make and the world they’ve survived-—with you.

Earn Your Stripes

So why be a Tyger?

Because you love to tell stories, to create and to share what you’ve made, and want to learn new ways or improve as you try.

Because you enjoy being part of a community that supports storytellers of all kinds, and that gives and provides you with awesome advice.

Because you want to participate in fun games and events that will help you discover new truths about the world, story and characters that you write.

And for those who’d prefer to like, smile or share, that’s cool, too.  With enough support, there will be plenty of content here for you.

Lastly...

My thanks.  Patreon may give me a home for the writing, but the story only lives in the moment you find it. 

So thank you, my friend.

I hope you enjoy your stay by the fire.

-J

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