Jason Arnopp is creating Thriller & Horror Fiction To Swallow Your Soul
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patrons

$183
per Story
ARNOPP!  YOU'VE GOT FIVE SECONDS TO TELL ME WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
If you like my short stories and would like to support them, pledge $1 or more per new story and I'll give you patron-only perks!

OKAY.  ER... AND WHO ARE YOU?
I'm a writer of stuff for the likes of Doctor Who and Friday The 13th, who's blogged about writing since 2007.  

TELL ME MORE ABOUT WHY YOU'RE ON PATREON.
Please take two minutes to watch my pledge video, which will give you the lowdown, while hopefully making your face laugh.  Then return here!


I'M BACK. YOUR VIDEO WAS REASONABLY ENJOYABLE.
Thanks!  So I'm celebrating the 2016 release of my novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks (Orbit Books) by publishing  free books, roughly every two months. This began with Auto Rewind on December 7, although my patrons at Patreon received it a week early.)  These are standalone short stories.

WHERE DOES PATREON COME IN?
It's an ongoing online tip jar.  Kinda like Kickstarter, except there's no all-or-nothing ultimate goal that drives creators to badger people for one whole month via social media.  Instead, you back creators with a recurring pledge which you cancel at any time.  I'm a big fan of Patreon, because it fosters creative independence.  

BUT YOUR NEW SHORT STORIES ARE FREE TO EVERYONE, RIGHT?
Yes!  If you read them for free, that’s fine, that's the idea - and maybe you’ll spread the word if you enjoy them.  But here's my big ask: do you trust me to deliver scary, funny, gripping stories you'll enjoy?  If so, you might consider making a recurring pledge here on Patreon, backing me with a set amount per story.  To say thanks, I'll give you additional content and exclusive perks.  As a patron of my writing, you will become one of Arnopp's Argonauts.  I'll treat you like a queen/king/quing, sending you stories one week early along with the other rewards.  

Despite the ridiculous humorously ironic nature of my pledge video, each and every pledge will be greatly appreciated and make me love you even more.   I’ve wracked what's left of my brains to try and offer worthwhile perks whether you’re pledging a kind $1 or a deranged $250.  So, scroll down a little for details of those rewards…

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAIL TO RELEASE A STORY ON AN ARRANGED DATE?
You don't get billed!  Hooray.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU SUDDENLY RELEASE, LIKE, TEN STORIES IN ONE MONTH?
Ain't gonna happen: I've also got Novel Number Two to write for Orbit!  But you can easily set your mind at rest by telling Patreon a max amount you're prepared to pay each month.

INSTEAD OF PLEDGING, CAN I THROW YOU A LITTLE CASH WHENEVER I DAMN WELL PLEASE?
Yes!  Outside of Patreon, you can easily achieve this  via PayPal. Thanks!

CAN I SEE A PLEDGE VIDEO THANKS LIST, WITH LINKS?

Sure!   James Moran (director), Alasdair JarvieBar Broadway, Peter Brain Taylor @ The Bomb HairTabitha Wild (actor), Sally Vate (actor), Linda Bacardi (actor), Stephanie Von Clitz (actor) and Miss Treated (actor).

Any further questions or feedback?  Drop me a line via my site.  And join my mailing list!  If you're unfamiliar with my fiction, perhaps you might like to check out my previous novella Beast In The Basement or the short story A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home.  Thanks for reading!
Tiers
A LITTLE HELP GOES A LONG WAY
$1 or more per Story 6 patrons
Thanks! You get the following:


  • Access to my patron-only Creator Posts, with updates that only my wonderful patrons can see, including news and exclusive content such as deleted scenes or the premiere of a blooper reel for my Patreon pledge video, weeks before anyone else gets to cackle at it.
  • You get the scoop on each story, receiving it at least one week before the rest of the world. 
  • You receive each story in three file formats direct from me, so you can read it on anything: Kindle (mobi), epub and PDF.
  • If your Twitter username is on your Patreon profile, I’ll tweet you to say thanks (unless your profile is set to private, in which case you won’t be able to see my tweet).  Otherwise I'll send you a private thank-you note via Patreon's private messaging system.
  • After you pledge, Patreon will automatically show you my 49-second Thank You Video. Woohoo!
Pledge $3 or more per Story
4 patrons
Much obliged! You get the following:

  • Your name goes in a special Patron Thanks List at the back of each new free short story, for the length of your patronage at this level.  (If you'd like your name to be clickable and lead to the page of your choice, check out the $100 level!)
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $5 or more per Story
4 patrons
Nice! You get the following:

  • You get to see occasional PDF scans of pages from the earlier drafts of these free short stories, including my red-pen edits.
  • Every few months, starting February 2016, I'll use Random.org to select a patron at this level or above, to win a free Paper Edition of my short story A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home.  You'll have a physical printed letter snail-mailed to your home, which features details tailored to you!  These usually sell for £39.99/$60!  See my ScaryLetter.com site for more details on the Paper Edition.
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per Story
2 patrons
Wow! You get the following:

  • Postcards!  Every six months while you pledge at this level, I'll snail-mail you a traditional Brighton postcard to wherever you are worldwidewith a personalised scrawled thank you message.
  • If you've supplied Patreon with your Twitter username, I'll give you a shout-out to my Twitter followers, then add you to my new public Twitter list, entitled World's Greatest People!, while you're a patron at this level.  (Unless your profile pic is, like, a swastika or something.)
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per Story
5 patrons
Moneybags McGinty, that's what they call you.  While pledging at this level, you get the following:

  • Special postcards! In addition to those Brighton postcards, every six months I'll send you a bunch of physical postcards bearing the cover image of one of my stories past or present, along with a personalised note.
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per Story
1 patron
I’m blushing here.  While pledging at this level, you get the following:
  • Email access for writers. Got a question about writing? Drop me a line at a special email address and I'll get back to you ASAP and help as much as I can. (This sadly can't involve reading any of your actual work, but any general questions? Ask away.)
  • You go on my Christmas card list (for the length of your patronage at this level - ahhh, the joy of unconditional love.) 
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $75 or more per Story
0 of 5 patrons
That's ridiculous, but thanks so much! You get the following:

  • I’ll use your name OR a loved one's name in a future free short story, while you're a patron at this level! Exactly how I'll use the name will vary - I may use your first name in one story, and your surname in another. These may be used as the names of characters, or for briefer mentions of people. Or if the whole name feels suitable, I'll use the whole damn thing in one story.  Depends how crazy your name is, sir/madam. And if you want me to, at the back of the applicable book(s) which contain(s) your name, I'll write a note saying that the character's name was inspired by you and your wonderful support.
Pledge $100 or more per Story
0 patrons
Okay, you’re obviously one of those eccentric millionaires who shows up at the end of comic strip stories with a bulging suitcase full of cash. You get the following:

  • One physical signed copy of any book of mine published in the UK while you’re a patron at this level (starting with The Last Days Of Jack Sparks trade paperback in March 2016 and followed by the mass-market paperback in July 2016!) This will include any future physical collection of my short stories.
  • Every six months while you pledge at this level, in addition to those postcards and books already mentioned, I’ll mail you a ridiculous film on VHS. Even if you don’t have a VHS player, you can display it like some kind of quaint antique.
  • NEW! Remember that namecheck I'm giving you in the back of each free book?  I'll make your name clickable and linked to your chosen page (provided, of course, that it's not something objectionable!  And a technical note: the link can't go to a specific ebook retailer or directly to a file such as a PDF.)
  • All the above rewards (including the $75 'name in story' reward, even if they’ve all been taken above.)
Pledge $250 or more per Story
0 of 5 patrons
 !!! Truly remarkable. While you pledge at this level, you get the following:

  • Once a month, at a mutually convenient time, we'll have a one-to-one Skype video chat, in which you can ask me whatever you like. If you're a writer, plunder my brain for advice. And I'll probably ask how you got this rich.
  • All the above rewards (including the $50 'name in story' reward, even if they’ve all been taken above.)
  • I’ll find other fun surprise stuff to send you. For instance, a psychological evaluation.
Pledge $666 or more per Story
0 of 3 patrons
THE ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY, for businesses and entrepreneurs! Place a text-only advert in the back of each free short story which I release while you back me. The text can be up to 300 words, including one link to your own website or social media account, placed after the Also By Jason Arnopp ads for my other books. Plus all the above rewards. Feel free to contact me to discuss in advance.
Goals
$183 of $666 per Story
If we hit $666, this means I will no longer need to sell my soul to the Devil, which would be quite the relief, let me tell you.  (Also, this will help me focus on the self-employed work I really want to do, which is writing more fiction.)
2 of 4
ARNOPP!  YOU'VE GOT FIVE SECONDS TO TELL ME WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
If you like my short stories and would like to support them, pledge $1 or more per new story and I'll give you patron-only perks!

OKAY.  ER... AND WHO ARE YOU?
I'm a writer of stuff for the likes of Doctor Who and Friday The 13th, who's blogged about writing since 2007.  

TELL ME MORE ABOUT WHY YOU'RE ON PATREON.
Please take two minutes to watch my pledge video, which will give you the lowdown, while hopefully making your face laugh.  Then return here!


I'M BACK. YOUR VIDEO WAS REASONABLY ENJOYABLE.
Thanks!  So I'm celebrating the 2016 release of my novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks (Orbit Books) by publishing  free books, roughly every two months. This began with Auto Rewind on December 7, although my patrons at Patreon received it a week early.)  These are standalone short stories.

WHERE DOES PATREON COME IN?
It's an ongoing online tip jar.  Kinda like Kickstarter, except there's no all-or-nothing ultimate goal that drives creators to badger people for one whole month via social media.  Instead, you back creators with a recurring pledge which you cancel at any time.  I'm a big fan of Patreon, because it fosters creative independence.  

BUT YOUR NEW SHORT STORIES ARE FREE TO EVERYONE, RIGHT?
Yes!  If you read them for free, that’s fine, that's the idea - and maybe you’ll spread the word if you enjoy them.  But here's my big ask: do you trust me to deliver scary, funny, gripping stories you'll enjoy?  If so, you might consider making a recurring pledge here on Patreon, backing me with a set amount per story.  To say thanks, I'll give you additional content and exclusive perks.  As a patron of my writing, you will become one of Arnopp's Argonauts.  I'll treat you like a queen/king/quing, sending you stories one week early along with the other rewards.  

Despite the ridiculous humorously ironic nature of my pledge video, each and every pledge will be greatly appreciated and make me love you even more.   I’ve wracked what's left of my brains to try and offer worthwhile perks whether you’re pledging a kind $1 or a deranged $250.  So, scroll down a little for details of those rewards…

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAIL TO RELEASE A STORY ON AN ARRANGED DATE?
You don't get billed!  Hooray.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU SUDDENLY RELEASE, LIKE, TEN STORIES IN ONE MONTH?
Ain't gonna happen: I've also got Novel Number Two to write for Orbit!  But you can easily set your mind at rest by telling Patreon a max amount you're prepared to pay each month.

INSTEAD OF PLEDGING, CAN I THROW YOU A LITTLE CASH WHENEVER I DAMN WELL PLEASE?
Yes!  Outside of Patreon, you can easily achieve this  via PayPal. Thanks!

CAN I SEE A PLEDGE VIDEO THANKS LIST, WITH LINKS?

Sure!   James Moran (director), Alasdair JarvieBar Broadway, Peter Brain Taylor @ The Bomb HairTabitha Wild (actor), Sally Vate (actor), Linda Bacardi (actor), Stephanie Von Clitz (actor) and Miss Treated (actor).

Any further questions or feedback?  Drop me a line via my site.  And join my mailing list!  If you're unfamiliar with my fiction, perhaps you might like to check out my previous novella Beast In The Basement or the short story A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home.  Thanks for reading!

Recent posts by Jason Arnopp

Tiers
A LITTLE HELP GOES A LONG WAY
$1 or more per Story 6 patrons
Thanks! You get the following:


  • Access to my patron-only Creator Posts, with updates that only my wonderful patrons can see, including news and exclusive content such as deleted scenes or the premiere of a blooper reel for my Patreon pledge video, weeks before anyone else gets to cackle at it.
  • You get the scoop on each story, receiving it at least one week before the rest of the world. 
  • You receive each story in three file formats direct from me, so you can read it on anything: Kindle (mobi), epub and PDF.
  • If your Twitter username is on your Patreon profile, I’ll tweet you to say thanks (unless your profile is set to private, in which case you won’t be able to see my tweet).  Otherwise I'll send you a private thank-you note via Patreon's private messaging system.
  • After you pledge, Patreon will automatically show you my 49-second Thank You Video. Woohoo!
Pledge $3 or more per Story
4 patrons
Much obliged! You get the following:

  • Your name goes in a special Patron Thanks List at the back of each new free short story, for the length of your patronage at this level.  (If you'd like your name to be clickable and lead to the page of your choice, check out the $100 level!)
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $5 or more per Story
4 patrons
Nice! You get the following:

  • You get to see occasional PDF scans of pages from the earlier drafts of these free short stories, including my red-pen edits.
  • Every few months, starting February 2016, I'll use Random.org to select a patron at this level or above, to win a free Paper Edition of my short story A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home.  You'll have a physical printed letter snail-mailed to your home, which features details tailored to you!  These usually sell for £39.99/$60!  See my ScaryLetter.com site for more details on the Paper Edition.
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $10 or more per Story
2 patrons
Wow! You get the following:

  • Postcards!  Every six months while you pledge at this level, I'll snail-mail you a traditional Brighton postcard to wherever you are worldwidewith a personalised scrawled thank you message.
  • If you've supplied Patreon with your Twitter username, I'll give you a shout-out to my Twitter followers, then add you to my new public Twitter list, entitled World's Greatest People!, while you're a patron at this level.  (Unless your profile pic is, like, a swastika or something.)
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $20 or more per Story
5 patrons
Moneybags McGinty, that's what they call you.  While pledging at this level, you get the following:

  • Special postcards! In addition to those Brighton postcards, every six months I'll send you a bunch of physical postcards bearing the cover image of one of my stories past or present, along with a personalised note.
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per Story
1 patron
I’m blushing here.  While pledging at this level, you get the following:
  • Email access for writers. Got a question about writing? Drop me a line at a special email address and I'll get back to you ASAP and help as much as I can. (This sadly can't involve reading any of your actual work, but any general questions? Ask away.)
  • You go on my Christmas card list (for the length of your patronage at this level - ahhh, the joy of unconditional love.) 
  • All the above rewards.
Pledge $75 or more per Story
0 of 5 patrons
That's ridiculous, but thanks so much! You get the following:

  • I’ll use your name OR a loved one's name in a future free short story, while you're a patron at this level! Exactly how I'll use the name will vary - I may use your first name in one story, and your surname in another. These may be used as the names of characters, or for briefer mentions of people. Or if the whole name feels suitable, I'll use the whole damn thing in one story.  Depends how crazy your name is, sir/madam. And if you want me to, at the back of the applicable book(s) which contain(s) your name, I'll write a note saying that the character's name was inspired by you and your wonderful support.
Pledge $100 or more per Story
0 patrons
Okay, you’re obviously one of those eccentric millionaires who shows up at the end of comic strip stories with a bulging suitcase full of cash. You get the following:

  • One physical signed copy of any book of mine published in the UK while you’re a patron at this level (starting with The Last Days Of Jack Sparks trade paperback in March 2016 and followed by the mass-market paperback in July 2016!) This will include any future physical collection of my short stories.
  • Every six months while you pledge at this level, in addition to those postcards and books already mentioned, I’ll mail you a ridiculous film on VHS. Even if you don’t have a VHS player, you can display it like some kind of quaint antique.
  • NEW! Remember that namecheck I'm giving you in the back of each free book?  I'll make your name clickable and linked to your chosen page (provided, of course, that it's not something objectionable!  And a technical note: the link can't go to a specific ebook retailer or directly to a file such as a PDF.)
  • All the above rewards (including the $75 'name in story' reward, even if they’ve all been taken above.)
Pledge $250 or more per Story
0 of 5 patrons
 !!! Truly remarkable. While you pledge at this level, you get the following:

  • Once a month, at a mutually convenient time, we'll have a one-to-one Skype video chat, in which you can ask me whatever you like. If you're a writer, plunder my brain for advice. And I'll probably ask how you got this rich.
  • All the above rewards (including the $50 'name in story' reward, even if they’ve all been taken above.)
  • I’ll find other fun surprise stuff to send you. For instance, a psychological evaluation.
Pledge $666 or more per Story
0 of 3 patrons
THE ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY, for businesses and entrepreneurs! Place a text-only advert in the back of each free short story which I release while you back me. The text can be up to 300 words, including one link to your own website or social media account, placed after the Also By Jason Arnopp ads for my other books. Plus all the above rewards. Feel free to contact me to discuss in advance.