Joshua Alan Doetsch is creating weird fiction
22

patrons

$74
per month
The Short Version:
Pledge $1 or more/month and receive original weird fiction. Pledge $2 for delicious audio fiction.

The Longer Tale: You Summon a Scrivnomancer
Joshua Alan Doetsch is a sentient word virus spreading across the collective unconscious through the vector of human language. It has taken on many forms, from short stories to screenplays to tabletop roleplaying games. It spreads through print, digital, and audio mediums. It coalesced as the novel Strangeness in the Proportion, and shaped itself into an anthropomorphic guise as Lead Writer of Age of Conan and The Secret World. It is made of cuttlefish ink and earworm rhymes, and its fingernails are gleaming fountain pen nibs. You can help spread the infection. It’s already too late...

...or maybe I'm just a writer of weird fiction, video games, table-top roleplaying games. Once a month, I would like to tell you a story. You just have to invite me in.

Why Patreon?

My work has immersed me in some fantastic game and fiction communities. Between projects, I want to keep in touch with players and readers. I want a way to deliver dark and dripping words right into your eyes and ears. And so...Patreon!

Flash Fiction

One dollar gets you a flash fiction story a month (usually from 100 to a 1,000 words). There is a sleight-of-hand magic to pulling stories out of these little windows. Neil Gaiman's "Nicholas Was..." twists our holiday mythology in one hundred perfect words. HP Lovecraft's "Nyarlathotep" fathoms cosmic and apocalyptic depths in a mere 1,100 words. Flash fiction is great for experimentation and for inviting patrons to influence the story. And there's no upper word limit. If a story stubbornly decides to be longer, you get the bonus words.

A Coin or Two
What will your patronage be used for? In my day job, I write for video games and others' intellectual properties. I am slowly transitioning into more freelance -- more time working on my own, creator-owned projects. Every dollar gives me more freedom to write what I (and you) want me to write.

Step into my laboratory...

One dollar gets you in! For me, storytelling is a dialogue -- back and forth. I am very social-media active. I interact a lot with readers of my writing and players of my games. Patreon seems ideal for me.

The patron-only posts will be our hangout. You'll help me decide what to write. We'll talk about my current projects, gaming, fountain pens, tarantula care, or anything else. This is your space -- a basement to jam with a musician -- a secret laboratory to mix chemicals with a mad scientist -- the tavern with a storyteller by the fireside -- the cave where a sybil will jabber strange portents to you.

Ever-Evolving

This Patreon will evolve as we go, changing whenever we pass a goal. It may grow into larger fiction, serial stories, or perhaps projects with higher production (chapbooks with art, radio dramas, etc). This will be based on the feedback in the patron-only posts. Tell me what perks you'd like to see. The more of you that gather, the more you'll all get for that buck, so pass it on.

STEP RIGHT UP!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
INITIATED INTO THE WEIRD
Welcome! Each month, you will receive an original piece of flash fiction (.pdf, .epub, or .mobi formats). I'll wait at least six months to publish it elsewhere. You will also enter the gaudy mysteries of my patron-only posts.
Pledge $2 or more per month
7 patrons
THE EAR-WORM
Two coins will get you through the underworld. Two dollars will get you the spoken word. Each month, an audio reading of my flash fiction will be delivered to your ears and into the theatre of the mind.
(plus prior reward)
Pledge $5 or more per month
9 patrons
CITIZEN OF THE STRANGE
All patrons can make suggestions and influence the stories and the Patreon itself. But only patrons of this level and higher can vote on the polls (usually to determine genre/tone/subject of the stories).
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 of 50 patrons
BLEEDING INK AND WAX
We're pen pals! Every month you will get a letter from me, written in fountain pen ink, wax sealed, with a twitter-sized story (140 characters or less) penned therein.
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
INTO THE MORGUE
You will recieve a one-time gift of a signed copy of my novel, Strangeness in the Proportion, and a toe tag bookmark. These are genuine toe tags. Never mind how I got them!
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
BECOME THE STORY
Your name and/or likeness will appear in a monthly story (one story sometime after pledging at this level). Or put in the name/likeness of a friend or loved one and give them a truly unique gift.
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
SUMMON ME
When the monthly story drops, you and I can have a Skype conversation of 30 minutes. We can chat about writing theory, stories, games, or most anything at all. One scrivnomancer summoning a month.
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
STEAL MY VOICE
I'll record whatever you like me to read: poems, stories, your own work, love letters, dinosaur erotica, etc. A max of about 2,500 words. You get one thing recorded every month with this pledge level. Makes a unique gift too.
(plus prior rewards)
Goals
$74 of $500 per month
Monthly flash and audio fiction for my patrons. Past this goal, I'll be able to dedicate even more time to my private projects and more resources to my recording booth. My monthly Patreon project will expand (based on feedback from beloved patrons). Our monster grows. Feed the Patreon!
1 of 1
The Short Version:
Pledge $1 or more/month and receive original weird fiction. Pledge $2 for delicious audio fiction.

The Longer Tale: You Summon a Scrivnomancer
Joshua Alan Doetsch is a sentient word virus spreading across the collective unconscious through the vector of human language. It has taken on many forms, from short stories to screenplays to tabletop roleplaying games. It spreads through print, digital, and audio mediums. It coalesced as the novel Strangeness in the Proportion, and shaped itself into an anthropomorphic guise as Lead Writer of Age of Conan and The Secret World. It is made of cuttlefish ink and earworm rhymes, and its fingernails are gleaming fountain pen nibs. You can help spread the infection. It’s already too late...

...or maybe I'm just a writer of weird fiction, video games, table-top roleplaying games. Once a month, I would like to tell you a story. You just have to invite me in.

Why Patreon?

My work has immersed me in some fantastic game and fiction communities. Between projects, I want to keep in touch with players and readers. I want a way to deliver dark and dripping words right into your eyes and ears. And so...Patreon!

Flash Fiction

One dollar gets you a flash fiction story a month (usually from 100 to a 1,000 words). There is a sleight-of-hand magic to pulling stories out of these little windows. Neil Gaiman's "Nicholas Was..." twists our holiday mythology in one hundred perfect words. HP Lovecraft's "Nyarlathotep" fathoms cosmic and apocalyptic depths in a mere 1,100 words. Flash fiction is great for experimentation and for inviting patrons to influence the story. And there's no upper word limit. If a story stubbornly decides to be longer, you get the bonus words.

A Coin or Two
What will your patronage be used for? In my day job, I write for video games and others' intellectual properties. I am slowly transitioning into more freelance -- more time working on my own, creator-owned projects. Every dollar gives me more freedom to write what I (and you) want me to write.

Step into my laboratory...

One dollar gets you in! For me, storytelling is a dialogue -- back and forth. I am very social-media active. I interact a lot with readers of my writing and players of my games. Patreon seems ideal for me.

The patron-only posts will be our hangout. You'll help me decide what to write. We'll talk about my current projects, gaming, fountain pens, tarantula care, or anything else. This is your space -- a basement to jam with a musician -- a secret laboratory to mix chemicals with a mad scientist -- the tavern with a storyteller by the fireside -- the cave where a sybil will jabber strange portents to you.

Ever-Evolving

This Patreon will evolve as we go, changing whenever we pass a goal. It may grow into larger fiction, serial stories, or perhaps projects with higher production (chapbooks with art, radio dramas, etc). This will be based on the feedback in the patron-only posts. Tell me what perks you'd like to see. The more of you that gather, the more you'll all get for that buck, so pass it on.

STEP RIGHT UP!

Recent posts by Joshua Alan Doetsch

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
6 patrons
INITIATED INTO THE WEIRD
Welcome! Each month, you will receive an original piece of flash fiction (.pdf, .epub, or .mobi formats). I'll wait at least six months to publish it elsewhere. You will also enter the gaudy mysteries of my patron-only posts.
Pledge $2 or more per month
7 patrons
THE EAR-WORM
Two coins will get you through the underworld. Two dollars will get you the spoken word. Each month, an audio reading of my flash fiction will be delivered to your ears and into the theatre of the mind.
(plus prior reward)
Pledge $5 or more per month
9 patrons
CITIZEN OF THE STRANGE
All patrons can make suggestions and influence the stories and the Patreon itself. But only patrons of this level and higher can vote on the polls (usually to determine genre/tone/subject of the stories).
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 of 50 patrons
BLEEDING INK AND WAX
We're pen pals! Every month you will get a letter from me, written in fountain pen ink, wax sealed, with a twitter-sized story (140 characters or less) penned therein.
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
INTO THE MORGUE
You will recieve a one-time gift of a signed copy of my novel, Strangeness in the Proportion, and a toe tag bookmark. These are genuine toe tags. Never mind how I got them!
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
BECOME THE STORY
Your name and/or likeness will appear in a monthly story (one story sometime after pledging at this level). Or put in the name/likeness of a friend or loved one and give them a truly unique gift.
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
SUMMON ME
When the monthly story drops, you and I can have a Skype conversation of 30 minutes. We can chat about writing theory, stories, games, or most anything at all. One scrivnomancer summoning a month.
(plus prior rewards)
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
STEAL MY VOICE
I'll record whatever you like me to read: poems, stories, your own work, love letters, dinosaur erotica, etc. A max of about 2,500 words. You get one thing recorded every month with this pledge level. Makes a unique gift too.
(plus prior rewards)