Kristal Sheets

Kristal Sheets

is creating fiction.
Why Does This Feel Like I'm Trying to Get a Date?

You know that feeling you get when you join an online dating site and you've ticked all the boxes and answered all the questions and you really just want to start browsing profiles to see if there are any new fish in the sea since the last time you tried to date online but you can't because you haven't filled out the section usually labeled "About Me" that's required to go forward?

That's what this is like. Only I want you to give me money, so the stakes are way higher.

In fact, the stakes are so high that I'm pretty sure that if I were writing a story about trying to construct my Patreon page and lure in an audience of patrons, every character would be trying to talk me out of it.

And if they did, what would I say to convince them that this really is the correct line of action to follow?

I Do Have A Lot to Offer

I mean I have a lot to offer readers. Prospective dates? Not so much. But you know what? I really don't have time to write this "About your Patreon page" crap right now. I need to go while the fire is in me and write the story I just started thinking about.

Look. We Should Go Out.

If you give me some money you can read the story I'm about to go and write. Hell, if you give me a monthly contribution you can read everything I write and have written. And listen: I'll take anything. I'll take as little as $3. You need to see what I can do, and I want to show you.

P.S.

I almost forgot: your friends and family are going to hate me! But who cares? We're perfect for each other! And I'll make you laugh so hard!
Tiers
Hammer & Chisel
$3 or more per month

  

The $3 tier rewards:

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
Quills
$5 or more per month

The $5 tier rewards:

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
Ballpoint Pen
$15 or more per month

The $15 tier rewards: 

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
  • Early access to new fiction. You will fly through the toll booth to read new material before it's available to anyone else. In some cases the material to which you'll have access may never be available to anyone else. That's how special you are. 
Typewriter
$25 or more per month

This generous monthly donation rewards you with: 

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
  • Early access to new fiction. 
  • A random, beautiful postcard mailed to you every so often.
Word Processor
$50 or more per month

Here's what you get for blowing my mind with your generosity:

 

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will definitely dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
  • Early access to new fiction. 
  • A random, beautiful postcard mailed to you every so often.
  • A downloadable PDF of two (2) titles I've self-published to date. You choose which ones.
Goals
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Reaching this goal would enable me to invest in experiences that would help me produce new material.
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Why Does This Feel Like I'm Trying to Get a Date?

You know that feeling you get when you join an online dating site and you've ticked all the boxes and answered all the questions and you really just want to start browsing profiles to see if there are any new fish in the sea since the last time you tried to date online but you can't because you haven't filled out the section usually labeled "About Me" that's required to go forward?

That's what this is like. Only I want you to give me money, so the stakes are way higher.

In fact, the stakes are so high that I'm pretty sure that if I were writing a story about trying to construct my Patreon page and lure in an audience of patrons, every character would be trying to talk me out of it.

And if they did, what would I say to convince them that this really is the correct line of action to follow?

I Do Have A Lot to Offer

I mean I have a lot to offer readers. Prospective dates? Not so much. But you know what? I really don't have time to write this "About your Patreon page" crap right now. I need to go while the fire is in me and write the story I just started thinking about.

Look. We Should Go Out.

If you give me some money you can read the story I'm about to go and write. Hell, if you give me a monthly contribution you can read everything I write and have written. And listen: I'll take anything. I'll take as little as $3. You need to see what I can do, and I want to show you.

P.S.

I almost forgot: your friends and family are going to hate me! But who cares? We're perfect for each other! And I'll make you laugh so hard!

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Tiers
Hammer & Chisel
$3 or more per month

  

The $3 tier rewards:

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
Quills
$5 or more per month

The $5 tier rewards:

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
Ballpoint Pen
$15 or more per month

The $15 tier rewards: 

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
  • Early access to new fiction. You will fly through the toll booth to read new material before it's available to anyone else. In some cases the material to which you'll have access may never be available to anyone else. That's how special you are. 
Typewriter
$25 or more per month

This generous monthly donation rewards you with: 

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will try to dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
  • Early access to new fiction. 
  • A random, beautiful postcard mailed to you every so often.
Word Processor
$50 or more per month

Here's what you get for blowing my mind with your generosity:

 

  • Your name will appear on my website's Wall of Frames
  • I will definitely dream about you every night.
  • The opportunity for you to name a character in a forthcoming story. 
  • Early access to new fiction. 
  • A random, beautiful postcard mailed to you every so often.
  • A downloadable PDF of two (2) titles I've self-published to date. You choose which ones.