H.T. Yim is creating Social fiction
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WHO AM I?

Hi, my name’s Hayoung Terra Yim, or H.T. Yim. There isn't much I'm certain of in life – except that I want to write.

I dream about making an impact on the world through stories, by drawing attention to issues in a way people can empathize with.

Vague and lofty proclamations aside, here are some examples from my bibliography thus far:
My first book was a marijuana memoir which sought to increase awareness about recreational use, and some of its positive and negative aspects. My first short story addressed a type of rape which our society tends to overlook (itching to tell you more but then I'd ruin it). And the piece that made me feel most fulfilled to complete was a history essay written by a student in the future, describing the circumstances that enabled the birth of the Earth Republic (it did mention a Bernie Sanders administration… so clearly, I’d starve as a psychic!).

My heart lies in science fiction and fantasy, though, and I’ve also written some fanfiction. I wrote a vision of how (obliged to say GAME OF THRONES SPOILER ALERT, even though HBO already revealed the secret) Lady Lyanna and Prince Rhaegar fell in love. I finished “Newtopia Rising”, a space rock opera on behalf of my spirit animal Todd Chavez from the show Bojack Horseman, touching on various topics including climate change, LGBTQ, and the prison system. And right now, I’m working on a screenplay for Doctor Who (Twelve and Clara forever!) which not-so-subtly talks about the humane treatment of animals.




WHY PATREON?

I’ve been dying to write my next two books (not to bash the memoir genre… but real novels omg).

“Mimesis” is a coming-of-age story with a predominantly romantic focus, commentating on the empowering yet toxic nature of our celebrity culture. In terms of form, I'd like to have fun with the writing and change the style depending on which acting role the characters are playing.

“The Tides of Change” will be an underwater epic fantasy. The underlying theme will be the impact of human-induced climate change (not so fun I know, but it’ll also have MERPEOPLE AHHH).

And along the way, I’d love to get distracted by short stories – at times full of hope for the future, at others slightly depressing, considering the current political landscape...

But with trying to earn a living, volunteering, and struggling to manage a social life (curse you, family and friends, if only I didn't love you!), progress has been agonizingly slow. It took an entire year to finish “Newtopia Rising” at under 17,000 words – though in my defense, the whole damned thing rhymed. “Mimesis” was first conceived over two years ago and is only 1/8th of the way in, with no excuse about the constraints of poetic composition and with no end in sight.

I’ve yet to make any money through writing. And to make my financial matters worse, I’m determined that 50% of profits from the marijuana memoir go to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in the U.S. (here in Canada, it’ll be legalized July 1st, 2018! Hurray for evidence-based policymaking!). For “Mimesis”, 100% of profits will go to Kollaboration, a non-profit seeking to increase non-stereotypical representation of Asian artists in the media. And for “The Tides of Change”, 50% of profits will go towards funding The Ocean Cleanup, a tech foundation devoted to combating plastic pollution in our waters.

Writing is my forever calling, and will take place whether or not I’m starving (so long as I’m not starving to death, I guess?). But your patronage will speed the process and help buy food. Also, I really like whiskey xD~



WHAT WILL YOU GET?

I believe creative content should be freely available on the Internet, and make all my work available for free download on my website. So honestly speaking, you can access my writing without Patreon…

But what I can give patrons is a) early access to content before it’s published, b) exclusive insight into the process (which, I warn you, tends to be messy), c) exclusive glimpses into my personal life (which tends to be even messier, but I’m thinking mostly cosplay and/or mildly funny photos ^__^), and d) exclusive access to poetry (which tends to be soul-baring and super embarrassing, but apparently my pride has a price tag).

Most of all, your patronage would enable me to focus on my dream as a writer, and to hopefully change hearts and minds through the written word.
Tiers
ETERNAL GRATITUDE & PROCESS POOP
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Each part contributes to the whole, and your dollar is no different. Thank you so much!
  • You’ll receive access to a feed exclusive to patrons, with pre-public announcements and Process Poop. I want to refrain from saying “Process Porn” because my process isn’t very sexy.
DIGITAL DREAMS
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the patron-only feed, you’ll receive digital copies of all my writing, past and future.
  • For future works, you’ll receive the PDF before publication. 
  • For past works, you could just go to my website and download the PDF, but this way you’ll make me do work?
INDULGE A NARCISSIST
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
On top of the patron-only feed and the digital stories, you’ll receive a personal e-mail update every month.
  • The update will discuss the writing process, life in general, whichever show, book or comic that’s become my soul-consuming obsession at the moment, and funny photos of my dog.
  • Also, selfies! But I promise they'll be somewhat interesting (not in that way you pervert). And hopefully there will be more cosplay selfies.
ASK ME ANYTHING
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all of the above, I’ll host a Q&A video every two months. If questions are about me and my stories, easy breezy. If they’re about something else, I’ll just Google it. All hail Google.
POST OFFICE PAINS
$25 or more per month 0 of 60 patrons
It takes me an unreasonably long time to go to the post office (once I waited over a month to pick up a special Playstation controller, so they returned it. It was something I REALLY wanted and paid money for, and I still didn’t go in time! *sobs*).
  • But just for you, I will haul my butt over to mail a print copy of a short story, with a full-colour cover and signature.
  • Plus, all of the above rewards.
PANIC AT THE POST OFFICE
$50 or more per month 0 of 40 patrons
  • All of the above.
  • Plus two printed short stories, each with a full-colour cover and a personalized note and signature.
PRETTY PERSONAL
$100 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
  • All of the above.
  • A handwritten card or postcard (it’ll be legible, I swear!)
  • In addition, I will put your name in the acknowledgments of my next book!
FOREVER ADVANCED
$250 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You would have had my eternal gratitude six tiers ago, but let’s say it anyways. I am forever grateful for your generosity!
  • On top of all rewards listed above, you will receive the Advance Review Copy of all future books (hopefully once a year), months before publication.
TMI IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
This level of generosity makes me feel restless – like I should do something really special in turn. What I can think of, in addition to the above rewards, is sharing some of my poetry – most of it never published – and hence a glimpse of my naked soul.
  • Warning: high angst tendencies.
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
MAKING TIME FOR A TIME-LORD  Achieving this goal would mean less time spent on freelancing and more on writing – enough to finally finish my Doctor Who screenplay, “Level Up”. Hurray for Gallifrey, and the responsible stewardship of animals!
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WHO AM I?

Hi, my name’s Hayoung Terra Yim, or H.T. Yim. There isn't much I'm certain of in life – except that I want to write.

I dream about making an impact on the world through stories, by drawing attention to issues in a way people can empathize with.

Vague and lofty proclamations aside, here are some examples from my bibliography thus far:
My first book was a marijuana memoir which sought to increase awareness about recreational use, and some of its positive and negative aspects. My first short story addressed a type of rape which our society tends to overlook (itching to tell you more but then I'd ruin it). And the piece that made me feel most fulfilled to complete was a history essay written by a student in the future, describing the circumstances that enabled the birth of the Earth Republic (it did mention a Bernie Sanders administration… so clearly, I’d starve as a psychic!).

My heart lies in science fiction and fantasy, though, and I’ve also written some fanfiction. I wrote a vision of how (obliged to say GAME OF THRONES SPOILER ALERT, even though HBO already revealed the secret) Lady Lyanna and Prince Rhaegar fell in love. I finished “Newtopia Rising”, a space rock opera on behalf of my spirit animal Todd Chavez from the show Bojack Horseman, touching on various topics including climate change, LGBTQ, and the prison system. And right now, I’m working on a screenplay for Doctor Who (Twelve and Clara forever!) which not-so-subtly talks about the humane treatment of animals.




WHY PATREON?

I’ve been dying to write my next two books (not to bash the memoir genre… but real novels omg).

“Mimesis” is a coming-of-age story with a predominantly romantic focus, commentating on the empowering yet toxic nature of our celebrity culture. In terms of form, I'd like to have fun with the writing and change the style depending on which acting role the characters are playing.

“The Tides of Change” will be an underwater epic fantasy. The underlying theme will be the impact of human-induced climate change (not so fun I know, but it’ll also have MERPEOPLE AHHH).

And along the way, I’d love to get distracted by short stories – at times full of hope for the future, at others slightly depressing, considering the current political landscape...

But with trying to earn a living, volunteering, and struggling to manage a social life (curse you, family and friends, if only I didn't love you!), progress has been agonizingly slow. It took an entire year to finish “Newtopia Rising” at under 17,000 words – though in my defense, the whole damned thing rhymed. “Mimesis” was first conceived over two years ago and is only 1/8th of the way in, with no excuse about the constraints of poetic composition and with no end in sight.

I’ve yet to make any money through writing. And to make my financial matters worse, I’m determined that 50% of profits from the marijuana memoir go to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in the U.S. (here in Canada, it’ll be legalized July 1st, 2018! Hurray for evidence-based policymaking!). For “Mimesis”, 100% of profits will go to Kollaboration, a non-profit seeking to increase non-stereotypical representation of Asian artists in the media. And for “The Tides of Change”, 50% of profits will go towards funding The Ocean Cleanup, a tech foundation devoted to combating plastic pollution in our waters.

Writing is my forever calling, and will take place whether or not I’m starving (so long as I’m not starving to death, I guess?). But your patronage will speed the process and help buy food. Also, I really like whiskey xD~



WHAT WILL YOU GET?

I believe creative content should be freely available on the Internet, and make all my work available for free download on my website. So honestly speaking, you can access my writing without Patreon…

But what I can give patrons is a) early access to content before it’s published, b) exclusive insight into the process (which, I warn you, tends to be messy), c) exclusive glimpses into my personal life (which tends to be even messier, but I’m thinking mostly cosplay and/or mildly funny photos ^__^), and d) exclusive access to poetry (which tends to be soul-baring and super embarrassing, but apparently my pride has a price tag).

Most of all, your patronage would enable me to focus on my dream as a writer, and to hopefully change hearts and minds through the written word.

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Tiers
ETERNAL GRATITUDE & PROCESS POOP
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Each part contributes to the whole, and your dollar is no different. Thank you so much!
  • You’ll receive access to a feed exclusive to patrons, with pre-public announcements and Process Poop. I want to refrain from saying “Process Porn” because my process isn’t very sexy.
DIGITAL DREAMS
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the patron-only feed, you’ll receive digital copies of all my writing, past and future.
  • For future works, you’ll receive the PDF before publication. 
  • For past works, you could just go to my website and download the PDF, but this way you’ll make me do work?
INDULGE A NARCISSIST
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
On top of the patron-only feed and the digital stories, you’ll receive a personal e-mail update every month.
  • The update will discuss the writing process, life in general, whichever show, book or comic that’s become my soul-consuming obsession at the moment, and funny photos of my dog.
  • Also, selfies! But I promise they'll be somewhat interesting (not in that way you pervert). And hopefully there will be more cosplay selfies.
ASK ME ANYTHING
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all of the above, I’ll host a Q&A video every two months. If questions are about me and my stories, easy breezy. If they’re about something else, I’ll just Google it. All hail Google.
POST OFFICE PAINS
$25 or more per month 0 of 60 patrons
It takes me an unreasonably long time to go to the post office (once I waited over a month to pick up a special Playstation controller, so they returned it. It was something I REALLY wanted and paid money for, and I still didn’t go in time! *sobs*).
  • But just for you, I will haul my butt over to mail a print copy of a short story, with a full-colour cover and signature.
  • Plus, all of the above rewards.
PANIC AT THE POST OFFICE
$50 or more per month 0 of 40 patrons
  • All of the above.
  • Plus two printed short stories, each with a full-colour cover and a personalized note and signature.
PRETTY PERSONAL
$100 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
  • All of the above.
  • A handwritten card or postcard (it’ll be legible, I swear!)
  • In addition, I will put your name in the acknowledgments of my next book!
FOREVER ADVANCED
$250 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You would have had my eternal gratitude six tiers ago, but let’s say it anyways. I am forever grateful for your generosity!
  • On top of all rewards listed above, you will receive the Advance Review Copy of all future books (hopefully once a year), months before publication.
TMI IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
This level of generosity makes me feel restless – like I should do something really special in turn. What I can think of, in addition to the above rewards, is sharing some of my poetry – most of it never published – and hence a glimpse of my naked soul.
  • Warning: high angst tendencies.