Jimmy Miller

is creating short stories

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patrons
When I was young, I promised myself I'd write a book. With the help of my childhood best friend Eric Aho, I finally did the thing.

Modern Munchies, our 10-week online book series, debuts Saturday, October 5! Here's the kicker — you determine how much money you spend on my work. Every dollar is more than appreciated. You can receive big-time perks like free printed copies, SWAG, or even a chapter written about you.

So what's Modern Munchies?

It's the brainchild of collegiate boredom and unrefined creativity. A group of guys and I once spent an entire evening talking about what a sitcom loosely based on our lives might look like. Then we entirely abandoned the idea for five years and never talked about it again.

But in the back of my mind, Modern Munchies kept resurfacing. I'm a professional writer now, but even then, I often feel exhausted by the monotonous daily grind of work. How ironic is it that I entered my profession to be creative, but on some days, writing seems like more of a chore than a release?

As I write in the book's introduction, I fully acknowledge this is not a literary masterpiece. After all, the story focuses on a group of college freshmen navigating their first-year experience at fictitious East State University. Awkward moments, love triangles, and shenanigans will ensue. Eric and I are telling a unique story in an even more unique way: a half-comic, half-novel internet book. 

Still, I think there's something to take away for every reader.  Modern Munchies touches on relevant, critical themes pertinent to those in the high school and college domains. It will make you think at times, but not too hard — the purpose of this book is to primarily (hopefully) entertain. All I know is that it was unbelievably entertaining for me to write.

The book will be released chapter-by-chapter, with the first chapter going live October 5.

One more thing I'll say about this before I preemptively thank you for investing your time and hard-earned dosh into Modern Munchies: Many of the situations depicted in this book did not actually happen, nor are the characters wholly representatives of real-life people. This book takes aggregates of reality and blends those into fiction. Though almost all of this is fabricated, I can confirm that I once ate a week's worth of stir fry. That tiny part of our book is hauntingly real.

Thank you in advance for anything you give to this project, whether it's spending money on my work before Modern Munchies or after. Feel free to share this with your family, friends, neighbors, third cousins removed, and that weird guy you sit next to on the bus. Just thinking about your readership inspires me like you couldn't imagine.
Tiers
Become a reader
$1 or more per creation

You get access to one short story every two weeks until September. Once Modern Munchies debuts, you'll get the weekly chapters for this same price.

Become a SUPER reader
$3 or more per creation

You'll pay three dollars every two weeks for my short stories, then weekly once Modern Munchies is launched. You can also receive:


- A hardcover copy of Modern Munchies as a collectible item (join by July 8)

Become a "Bless your soul" reader
$5 or more per creation

WANT A SHORT STORY ABOUT YOURSELF? You'll pay five dollars biweekly until Modern Munchies is launched, at which time it'll be weekly for 10 weeks. In return, you'll get:


- Access to the online chapters and my short stories

- I'LL WRITE A STORY ABOUT YOU

- A hardcover copy of Modern Munchies as a collectible item

- A Modern Munchies hat 

- A Modern Munchies pin featuring your favorite character

Become an ARE YOU SURE?! reader
$10 or more per creation

You'll pay ten dollars biweekly until Modern Munchies is launched in September. For your EXTREME GENEROSITY, you'll get:


- All of the above, plus...

- A Modern Munchies T-shirt

- A Modern Munchies-style caricature of you

- My everlasting love


**You must pay at least three times in this tier to receive all this SWAG, but it'll be worth it! I pinky promise.

Goals
10 of 50 patrons
We'll raffle off the names of two (2) supporters to receive free print copies of Modern Munchies. 
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When I was young, I promised myself I'd write a book. With the help of my childhood best friend Eric Aho, I finally did the thing.

Modern Munchies, our 10-week online book series, debuts Saturday, October 5! Here's the kicker — you determine how much money you spend on my work. Every dollar is more than appreciated. You can receive big-time perks like free printed copies, SWAG, or even a chapter written about you.

So what's Modern Munchies?

It's the brainchild of collegiate boredom and unrefined creativity. A group of guys and I once spent an entire evening talking about what a sitcom loosely based on our lives might look like. Then we entirely abandoned the idea for five years and never talked about it again.

But in the back of my mind, Modern Munchies kept resurfacing. I'm a professional writer now, but even then, I often feel exhausted by the monotonous daily grind of work. How ironic is it that I entered my profession to be creative, but on some days, writing seems like more of a chore than a release?

As I write in the book's introduction, I fully acknowledge this is not a literary masterpiece. After all, the story focuses on a group of college freshmen navigating their first-year experience at fictitious East State University. Awkward moments, love triangles, and shenanigans will ensue. Eric and I are telling a unique story in an even more unique way: a half-comic, half-novel internet book. 

Still, I think there's something to take away for every reader.  Modern Munchies touches on relevant, critical themes pertinent to those in the high school and college domains. It will make you think at times, but not too hard — the purpose of this book is to primarily (hopefully) entertain. All I know is that it was unbelievably entertaining for me to write.

The book will be released chapter-by-chapter, with the first chapter going live October 5.

One more thing I'll say about this before I preemptively thank you for investing your time and hard-earned dosh into Modern Munchies: Many of the situations depicted in this book did not actually happen, nor are the characters wholly representatives of real-life people. This book takes aggregates of reality and blends those into fiction. Though almost all of this is fabricated, I can confirm that I once ate a week's worth of stir fry. That tiny part of our book is hauntingly real.

Thank you in advance for anything you give to this project, whether it's spending money on my work before Modern Munchies or after. Feel free to share this with your family, friends, neighbors, third cousins removed, and that weird guy you sit next to on the bus. Just thinking about your readership inspires me like you couldn't imagine.

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Tiers
Become a reader
$1 or more per creation

You get access to one short story every two weeks until September. Once Modern Munchies debuts, you'll get the weekly chapters for this same price.

Become a SUPER reader
$3 or more per creation

You'll pay three dollars every two weeks for my short stories, then weekly once Modern Munchies is launched. You can also receive:


- A hardcover copy of Modern Munchies as a collectible item (join by July 8)

Become a "Bless your soul" reader
$5 or more per creation

WANT A SHORT STORY ABOUT YOURSELF? You'll pay five dollars biweekly until Modern Munchies is launched, at which time it'll be weekly for 10 weeks. In return, you'll get:


- Access to the online chapters and my short stories

- I'LL WRITE A STORY ABOUT YOU

- A hardcover copy of Modern Munchies as a collectible item

- A Modern Munchies hat 

- A Modern Munchies pin featuring your favorite character

Become an ARE YOU SURE?! reader
$10 or more per creation

You'll pay ten dollars biweekly until Modern Munchies is launched in September. For your EXTREME GENEROSITY, you'll get:


- All of the above, plus...

- A Modern Munchies T-shirt

- A Modern Munchies-style caricature of you

- My everlasting love


**You must pay at least three times in this tier to receive all this SWAG, but it'll be worth it! I pinky promise.