J. R. Frontera is creating novels!
3

patrons

$80
per month
Writing a novel is hard.  Really, really hard.

And getting anything published is even harder than the writing and rewriting and rewriting and editing and formatting of any of it.

Even self-publishing isn't easy.  All of it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, time, effort, constant learning, and constant striving for improvement.  Today's author doesn't just get to play the role of the storyteller, either.  They must simultaneously be their own PR department, design department, promotional department, etc.  They must not only write to their best ability, but be marketing savvy, too.  

Yet for some reason, I keep on doing it, anyway.

Because I *love* it.  Because I'm serious about this.  Because I can't stop.
”Your passion is not that for which you do not have to work, or that for which the work doesn’t feel like work, but that for which you are willing to work – even when the work is grueling.”  --- The Indisputable Dirt

This work is grueling, but it is my passion, and I know that to be 100% absolutely true.  Your support will help me live my passion.  My passion is to tell stories.  Stories allow us to explore safely, to empathize deeply, to think differently, to live other lives outside our own.  Stories teach us lessons, convey our history, see into our future.

Stories are the framework of our lives, and every life is a story in and of itself.

Your contributions will pay for conventions and workshops to improve my craft, professional editors, professional designers, contest entry fees (the winning of which would gain industry recognition), learning materials, time to devote to creating new stories, and other relevant expenses related to a serious pursuit of a storytelling career.

I have been writing down stories since I could hold a crayon and draw.  I have always wanted this.

Help me take the next step.
I will be forever grateful.
Tiers
ALL THE PRETTY
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At this patron level, you'll get periodic posts of fantasy or sci-fi art that has inspired one or more of my stories in some way, plus explanation about why it inspired me and how it helped me create my own worlds!
Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Pretty art that has inspired me, with explanations of how and why
SEE IT FIRST
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Draft chapters! Deleted scenes! Kick in another buck a month and you get the patron-only feed, all the pretty art, AND draft chapters of a current work or a deleted scene from a prior work as often as once a month! 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes once monthly
NOTE FROM YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER (DIGITAL)
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Get everything listed above, PLUS a thank you message or email from any of my characters! Tell me who's your favorite in a message when you join at this level, and they'll send a little something your way! If you don't have a favorite character yet, just tell me your favorite genre to read and I'll pick someone appropriate for you! (And who KNOWS what they'll say....) 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
NOTE OF APPRECIATION (and swag!)
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get all of the above, plus a handwritten note or postcard from me expressing how much I appreciate you, and how very awesome you are! (Will also contain a small item of surprise swag!)

 
Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
POSTCARD FROM YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Get everything listed above, PLUS a handwritten note or postcard from any of my characters once a quarter! Tell me who you'd like to hear from when you join at this level, and they'll send something your way four times a year!


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
SEE BEHIND-THE-SCENES!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything above PLUS access to my process diaries, short videos or blog posts that detail my creating, casting, plotting, writing or editing techniques, and the why and how behind them!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
ACHIEVE IMMORTALITY
$25 or more per month 1 patron
With a generous donation of $25 per month, you get everything above AND I will also name a character after you in one of my upcoming short stories, novellas, or novels


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
KEY TO THE UNIVERSE
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, I will literally give you the key to one of my story universes. This means I'll give you a secret URL that will enable you to view the website I use to compile and organize story ideas. You'll get to see character background info, world info, scene notes, and all that good stuff, when you become a patron at this level! This is TOP SECRET stuff here, so use it wisely....

 Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
BOOK COLLECTOR
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Pledge at this level and I will gift you a personalized, signed copy of every book I publish for FREE. That's right. Every book I publish, shipped to your door for FREE! (Within the US. International shipping cost--if any--will be determined on a case-by-case basis.)


 Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
  • A free, signed copy of every book I publish
COLLECTOR'S EDITION
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, not only will you receive a signed copy of every book I publish for free, but at least one of those books each year will be a special signed collector's edition containing exclusive illustration, content, or in hardback.


 Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
  • A free, signed copy of every book I publish
  • One book a year is a free collector's edition
MANUSCRIPT EDIT/NOVEL COLLABORATION
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
As a writer at this level, I will line and content edit your current manuscript. Throughout the edit, I will maintain open communication with you about the various lessons on craft I've learned over 19+ years of writing. Think of this as an edit + workshop!


As a reader at this level, you will be able to  directly collaborate with me on my current novel project through monthly story planning meetings and email correspondence. Help brainstorm, develop characters, and plot a novel! Includes your name in that novel's dedication as a collaborator. 


 Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
  • A free, signed copy of every book I publish
  • One book a year is a free collector's edition
  • I will edit your manuscript/you collaborate with me on a novel
Goals
$80 of $80 per month
At $80 per story, I would be able to afford a table at several of our local conventions from which to sell my self-published books!  This would help promote sales, of course, and get my name out there.  All pluses!  THANK YOU!
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Writing a novel is hard.  Really, really hard.

And getting anything published is even harder than the writing and rewriting and rewriting and editing and formatting of any of it.

Even self-publishing isn't easy.  All of it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, time, effort, constant learning, and constant striving for improvement.  Today's author doesn't just get to play the role of the storyteller, either.  They must simultaneously be their own PR department, design department, promotional department, etc.  They must not only write to their best ability, but be marketing savvy, too.  

Yet for some reason, I keep on doing it, anyway.

Because I *love* it.  Because I'm serious about this.  Because I can't stop.
”Your passion is not that for which you do not have to work, or that for which the work doesn’t feel like work, but that for which you are willing to work – even when the work is grueling.”  --- The Indisputable Dirt

This work is grueling, but it is my passion, and I know that to be 100% absolutely true.  Your support will help me live my passion.  My passion is to tell stories.  Stories allow us to explore safely, to empathize deeply, to think differently, to live other lives outside our own.  Stories teach us lessons, convey our history, see into our future.

Stories are the framework of our lives, and every life is a story in and of itself.

Your contributions will pay for conventions and workshops to improve my craft, professional editors, professional designers, contest entry fees (the winning of which would gain industry recognition), learning materials, time to devote to creating new stories, and other relevant expenses related to a serious pursuit of a storytelling career.

I have been writing down stories since I could hold a crayon and draw.  I have always wanted this.

Help me take the next step.
I will be forever grateful.

Recent posts by J. R. Frontera

Tiers
ALL THE PRETTY
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At this patron level, you'll get periodic posts of fantasy or sci-fi art that has inspired one or more of my stories in some way, plus explanation about why it inspired me and how it helped me create my own worlds!
Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Pretty art that has inspired me, with explanations of how and why
SEE IT FIRST
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Draft chapters! Deleted scenes! Kick in another buck a month and you get the patron-only feed, all the pretty art, AND draft chapters of a current work or a deleted scene from a prior work as often as once a month! 


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes once monthly
NOTE FROM YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER (DIGITAL)
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Get everything listed above, PLUS a thank you message or email from any of my characters! Tell me who's your favorite in a message when you join at this level, and they'll send a little something your way! If you don't have a favorite character yet, just tell me your favorite genre to read and I'll pick someone appropriate for you! (And who KNOWS what they'll say....) 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
NOTE OF APPRECIATION (and swag!)
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get all of the above, plus a handwritten note or postcard from me expressing how much I appreciate you, and how very awesome you are! (Will also contain a small item of surprise swag!)

 
Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
POSTCARD FROM YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Get everything listed above, PLUS a handwritten note or postcard from any of my characters once a quarter! Tell me who you'd like to hear from when you join at this level, and they'll send something your way four times a year!


Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
SEE BEHIND-THE-SCENES!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything above PLUS access to my process diaries, short videos or blog posts that detail my creating, casting, plotting, writing or editing techniques, and the why and how behind them!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
ACHIEVE IMMORTALITY
$25 or more per month 1 patron
With a generous donation of $25 per month, you get everything above AND I will also name a character after you in one of my upcoming short stories, novellas, or novels


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
KEY TO THE UNIVERSE
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, I will literally give you the key to one of my story universes. This means I'll give you a secret URL that will enable you to view the website I use to compile and organize story ideas. You'll get to see character background info, world info, scene notes, and all that good stuff, when you become a patron at this level! This is TOP SECRET stuff here, so use it wisely....

 Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
BOOK COLLECTOR
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Pledge at this level and I will gift you a personalized, signed copy of every book I publish for FREE. That's right. Every book I publish, shipped to your door for FREE! (Within the US. International shipping cost--if any--will be determined on a case-by-case basis.)


 Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
  • A free, signed copy of every book I publish
COLLECTOR'S EDITION
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, not only will you receive a signed copy of every book I publish for free, but at least one of those books each year will be a special signed collector's edition containing exclusive illustration, content, or in hardback.


 Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
  • A free, signed copy of every book I publish
  • One book a year is a free collector's edition
MANUSCRIPT EDIT/NOVEL COLLABORATION
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
As a writer at this level, I will line and content edit your current manuscript. Throughout the edit, I will maintain open communication with you about the various lessons on craft I've learned over 19+ years of writing. Think of this as an edit + workshop!


As a reader at this level, you will be able to  directly collaborate with me on my current novel project through monthly story planning meetings and email correspondence. Help brainstorm, develop characters, and plot a novel! Includes your name in that novel's dedication as a collaborator. 


 Includes

  • Patron-only content feed
  • Inspirational art and its explanation
  • Draft chapters and deleted scenes
  • Thank you message or email from your favorite character
  • Handwritten thank you card or postcard from me and small swag item
  • Handwritten note from your favorite character (or another character of your choosing) four times a year
  • Access to occasional short videos or blog posts explaining my creating or writing process
  • A character named after you in an upcoming work
  • Access to view my story building website
  • A free, signed copy of every book I publish
  • One book a year is a free collector's edition
  • I will edit your manuscript/you collaborate with me on a novel