Shawn Grigson is creating Iorneste - a Dragon Story
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I am currently writing a book as a blog, called Iorneste - A Dragon Story. I highly encourage everyone to check it out! 

What makes this different than any other dragon story?  Well, in this case Iorneste is a type of dragon called a "Drac", and as a rite of adulthood, all Drac must spend 25 years in disguise as a human before they can rejoin their people.

This is called the First Exile.

So it's a dragon story, about a dragon masquerading as a human, learning how to be a human, and bringing his own unique dragon personality to the story.

I'm writing a chapter of the story each week, according to some rules I set up for myself (see the link at the bottom). So far it has worked tremendously! Over 15 chapters have already been written, 400 pages of content, some 120,000 words!

Each chapter also includes an original work from a DeviantArt artist.

I'm writing this for free on my own time, alongside my full-time job, so this is being done entirely at my expense. There are artists to commission, chapters to revise, editors to hire, publication costs, promotion costs, you name it! In fact, we're talking about a year's worth of effort, just to publish a single book, in addition to holding down a full-time job!

If you would like to support me monthly to keep writing this, as well as other stories in the future, I'd surely appreciate it.

You can read the entire story, the work-in-progress at http://www.iorneste.com. Please do, and tell me what you think!

( For a larger discussion of how this all works, see http://www.iorneste.com/how-this-works/ )
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Access to the Patreon activity feed to hear more about the process of writing Iorneste, and participate in special members-only discussions.

You'll be included in the Acknowledgements page on the site as a Platinum Level patron of the project, as well as in the finished work.

You will also receive a DRM-free copy of the finished e-book.
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Access to the Patreon activity feed to hear more about the process of writing Iorneste, and participate in special members-only discussions.

You'll be included in the Acknowledgements page on the site as a Diamond Level patron of the project, as well as in the finished work. You'll be invited to participate in weekly Hangouts discussing Iorneste, and possible future developments in the story. 

In addition: You will be allowed to submit a character, setting, culture, or "thing" to the world which will be present somewhere in the story. Though the details might be changed somewhat, they will be worked into the finished story. You will be notified when the chapter with your "thing" has been added to the story.

I will also commission an artist on your behalf and get an illustration of your idea rendered to be featured along with a chapter or with an additional piece of content on the site. You will, of course, be given the high-res image and allowed the rights to use the image for non-commercial purposes.

You will also receive a DRM-free copy of the finished e-book.
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I'll commission more art, and start embedding more of it within the body of each chapter! Where there once was a single illustration in each chapter, now there will be two!
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Cover art courtesy of [email protected]
I am currently writing a book as a blog, called Iorneste - A Dragon Story. I highly encourage everyone to check it out! 

What makes this different than any other dragon story?  Well, in this case Iorneste is a type of dragon called a "Drac", and as a rite of adulthood, all Drac must spend 25 years in disguise as a human before they can rejoin their people.

This is called the First Exile.

So it's a dragon story, about a dragon masquerading as a human, learning how to be a human, and bringing his own unique dragon personality to the story.

I'm writing a chapter of the story each week, according to some rules I set up for myself (see the link at the bottom). So far it has worked tremendously! Over 15 chapters have already been written, 400 pages of content, some 120,000 words!

Each chapter also includes an original work from a DeviantArt artist.

I'm writing this for free on my own time, alongside my full-time job, so this is being done entirely at my expense. There are artists to commission, chapters to revise, editors to hire, publication costs, promotion costs, you name it! In fact, we're talking about a year's worth of effort, just to publish a single book, in addition to holding down a full-time job!

If you would like to support me monthly to keep writing this, as well as other stories in the future, I'd surely appreciate it.

You can read the entire story, the work-in-progress at http://www.iorneste.com. Please do, and tell me what you think!

( For a larger discussion of how this all works, see http://www.iorneste.com/how-this-works/ )

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Access to the Patreon activity feed to hear more about the process of writing Iorneste, and participate in special members-only discussions.
Pledge $3 or more per month
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Access to the Patreon activity feed to hear more about the process of writing Iorneste, and participate in special members-only discussions.

You'll be included in the Acknowledgements page on the site as an Electrum Level patron of the project, as well as in the finished work.
Pledge $5 or more per month
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Access to the Patreon activity feed to hear more about the process of writing Iorneste, and participate in special members-only discussions.

You'll be included on the Acknowledgements page on the site as a Gold Level patron of the project, as well as in the finished work.
Pledge $10 or more per month
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Platinum Patron

Access to the Patreon activity feed to hear more about the process of writing Iorneste, and participate in special members-only discussions.

You'll be included in the Acknowledgements page on the site as a Platinum Level patron of the project, as well as in the finished work.

You will also receive a DRM-free copy of the finished e-book.
Pledge $25 or more per month
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Diamond Patron ("World Builder")

Access to the Patreon activity feed to hear more about the process of writing Iorneste, and participate in special members-only discussions.

You'll be included in the Acknowledgements page on the site as a Diamond Level patron of the project, as well as in the finished work. You'll be invited to participate in weekly Hangouts discussing Iorneste, and possible future developments in the story. 

In addition: You will be allowed to submit a character, setting, culture, or "thing" to the world which will be present somewhere in the story. Though the details might be changed somewhat, they will be worked into the finished story. You will be notified when the chapter with your "thing" has been added to the story.

I will also commission an artist on your behalf and get an illustration of your idea rendered to be featured along with a chapter or with an additional piece of content on the site. You will, of course, be given the high-res image and allowed the rights to use the image for non-commercial purposes.

You will also receive a DRM-free copy of the finished e-book.