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Hi! I'm Kristen Skeet and, I am a writer and filmmaker.

What do I write? That's a good question. I'll write just about anything: short stories, long stories, novellas, novels, screenplays. It's been suggested to me that narrowing my field of interest might help me be more successful. That I should maybe pick one and focus solely on that but I've found I can't do that. I love all forms of writing. (Except poetry but that's only because I'm a terrible poet.) Limiting myself is too stifling.

What do I write about? It was author, Toni Morrison, who said, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” That's sort of been my approach to writing most of my life. It started out as handwritten fan fiction stories stretching back to the original run of the television show, The X-Files. When Mulder and Scully weren't doing what I wanted them to be doing, I took out pencil and paper and wrote it for myself. I did the same thing with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. I had no patience to wait and see Sara and Grissom hook up on the show, so I wrote them a wonderful love affair within the pages of my student-teaching notebook. Yes, I was 21 years old and training to become a person responsible for the molding of young minds and I couldn't get out of my own head long enough to care. Kiss her, Grissom!!

Eventually, I started doing this type of thing with my real life. A lot of it involved boys that I loved who didn't love me back (thankfully, in hindsight). I also have a lot of fantasies about the world and all the things in it that I could be, if only. For instance, I'd love to be a rock star, if only I had more than a tiny hint of musical talent and the gregarious personality to pull it off. But, I can use my talent as a writer to create a rock star character and persona and live that life vicariously through her or him. That's what I did with my first novel, Down Went Alice.There are five rock star characters in that story and there's a little piece of me in each of them.

Born out of my love of films, screenwriting is also a passion of mine. And I can't seem to write a screenplay without also writing some sort of narrative story parallel with it. My screenplays often become an outline for these stories or the stories become an expansion of the script, depending on which I started first. I started the script for Down Went Alice first. To keep the main character's thoughts in order while I wrote the script, I kept a diary for her. That, in turn, became the novel.

And, yes. I'm a filmmaker too, now. I've been stockpiling screenplays for the last five years or so. I've been sending them out into the world in the hopes that they will catch the eye of somebody, somewhere who will decide they want to produce it into a film. After years of kind reviews and great feedback but little production interest, it became clear to me that the best way for this screenwriter to get her scripts produced is to produce them herself, with a lot of help from her friends. I've recently started a production company called Adventures First Productions and we're currently working on our first film.

I've found I very much enjoy the process of film making. I like being behind the camera. I enjoy editing together the things I've captured on camera and sharing those with the world. I'll be doing that here as well.

So, why Patreon? I've decided to experiment with Patreon to see if it will help keep me honest with my writing schedule. I work a full time job that I love and that I'm very grateful for, but, between it and producing this film, my narrative writing has taken a back seat. When I don't keep up with my writing, my skills becomes rusty and it ends up taking me some time to get back into it. And then I get cranky. It's a whole thing and it is not pretty.

It's my hope that by centralizing all my writing on one place that I'll eventually attract an audience and together we can keep me on track. The majority of my posts here will be public and available for everyone to read and share, but I might eventually offer additional content to those who become a Patron. I've been considering releasing my next novel through this site, chapter by chapter. That might be a good place to start. But, for right now, everything is public. I do have "Tip Jar" that can be used if you enjoy my writing. The Tip Jar is a $1 per month pledge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
If you enjoy my writing, use this to pledge $1 per month as a tip. You'll receive a personal thank you from me and oodles of gratitude!  
Hi! I'm Kristen Skeet and, I am a writer and filmmaker.

What do I write? That's a good question. I'll write just about anything: short stories, long stories, novellas, novels, screenplays. It's been suggested to me that narrowing my field of interest might help me be more successful. That I should maybe pick one and focus solely on that but I've found I can't do that. I love all forms of writing. (Except poetry but that's only because I'm a terrible poet.) Limiting myself is too stifling.

What do I write about? It was author, Toni Morrison, who said, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” That's sort of been my approach to writing most of my life. It started out as handwritten fan fiction stories stretching back to the original run of the television show, The X-Files. When Mulder and Scully weren't doing what I wanted them to be doing, I took out pencil and paper and wrote it for myself. I did the same thing with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. I had no patience to wait and see Sara and Grissom hook up on the show, so I wrote them a wonderful love affair within the pages of my student-teaching notebook. Yes, I was 21 years old and training to become a person responsible for the molding of young minds and I couldn't get out of my own head long enough to care. Kiss her, Grissom!!

Eventually, I started doing this type of thing with my real life. A lot of it involved boys that I loved who didn't love me back (thankfully, in hindsight). I also have a lot of fantasies about the world and all the things in it that I could be, if only. For instance, I'd love to be a rock star, if only I had more than a tiny hint of musical talent and the gregarious personality to pull it off. But, I can use my talent as a writer to create a rock star character and persona and live that life vicariously through her or him. That's what I did with my first novel, Down Went Alice.There are five rock star characters in that story and there's a little piece of me in each of them.

Born out of my love of films, screenwriting is also a passion of mine. And I can't seem to write a screenplay without also writing some sort of narrative story parallel with it. My screenplays often become an outline for these stories or the stories become an expansion of the script, depending on which I started first. I started the script for Down Went Alice first. To keep the main character's thoughts in order while I wrote the script, I kept a diary for her. That, in turn, became the novel.

And, yes. I'm a filmmaker too, now. I've been stockpiling screenplays for the last five years or so. I've been sending them out into the world in the hopes that they will catch the eye of somebody, somewhere who will decide they want to produce it into a film. After years of kind reviews and great feedback but little production interest, it became clear to me that the best way for this screenwriter to get her scripts produced is to produce them herself, with a lot of help from her friends. I've recently started a production company called Adventures First Productions and we're currently working on our first film.

I've found I very much enjoy the process of film making. I like being behind the camera. I enjoy editing together the things I've captured on camera and sharing those with the world. I'll be doing that here as well.

So, why Patreon? I've decided to experiment with Patreon to see if it will help keep me honest with my writing schedule. I work a full time job that I love and that I'm very grateful for, but, between it and producing this film, my narrative writing has taken a back seat. When I don't keep up with my writing, my skills becomes rusty and it ends up taking me some time to get back into it. And then I get cranky. It's a whole thing and it is not pretty.

It's my hope that by centralizing all my writing on one place that I'll eventually attract an audience and together we can keep me on track. The majority of my posts here will be public and available for everyone to read and share, but I might eventually offer additional content to those who become a Patron. I've been considering releasing my next novel through this site, chapter by chapter. That might be a good place to start. But, for right now, everything is public. I do have "Tip Jar" that can be used if you enjoy my writing. The Tip Jar is a $1 per month pledge.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
If you enjoy my writing, use this to pledge $1 per month as a tip. You'll receive a personal thank you from me and oodles of gratitude!