Karol Łagodzki is creating Completely Fictional Fiction
2

patrons

$6
per month
Thank you for stopping by! Please stay and look around.

I’m here to entertain, to help people feel and empathize, and to be a catalyst for unusual thoughts. If you decide to become my patron, you should expect to interact with writing crafted to spur emotions and thoughts you would have otherwise missed on. C’mon, that’s got to be worth a buck or two!

I’m here because I need to sharpen my knives and am growing less excited with every passing month about giving my work away for free. Don’t take me wrong, I love kudos as much as the next person, but they suck at paying MFA tuition or covering marketing costs.

As a Polish-raised, American-educated writer, I’m interested in transcultural topics, and my stories have ranged from hyper-realistic contemporary fiction to demon-filled fantasy. My short stories have appeared in literary journals, and I am at work on three novels.



New, patron-only content will be posted at least once a month. It will take the form of short stories, novel serials and excerpts, podcasts, playlists and essays.

Patreon gives discerning patrons access to creative content of interest to them in exchange for a small fee which goes directly to the creator. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure does a great job buying close to everything else an artist or writer needs to keep producing. This includes materials, editing services, graduate work in creative writing, workshops, conferences, book design, research, travel, etc, etc, etc. And, of course, the most valuable commodity: time. My posts include content open to the public to give everyone a taste of what's waiting for my patrons. Become my patron and enjoy all this site has to offer, and feel good about doing it, too!

Peace, Karol.

Copyright © 2018 Karol Lagodzki
Cover image: Sopot by Paul Brooker / Flickr CC
Devil Holding Contract image: by PNGTree CC
Tiers
Piggy bank
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I truly appreciate it! This level will unlock the patron-only written content.
The Pope
$2 or more per month 1 patron
You are so wonderful! Thank you! At this level, you get all written patron-only content AND access to curated Spotify playlists made to accompany each patron-only post. My stories are born in my head with their own soundtracks; I want you to hear them, too.
The de Medici
$5 or more per month 1 patron
See the creative process! At this level, you will gain access to all patron-only content AND will see drafts of work I’m currently writing. Some of them may make it into the final versions of my stories, but some will not, ending up forever on the cutting room floor. 
The Ludovico Gonzaga
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You are so wonderful! Thank you! At this level, you get all of the above AND access to audio recordings of selected stories and chapters for those moments in life when keeping your eyes on a screen is not an option.
The Isabella D'este
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow! Thank you! All of the above AND, at this level, I invite you to interact with me during the creative process. I will ask you to offer your thoughts on finished work and on drafts. While I cannot commit to incorporating your ideas, I promise to respond to them thoughtfully in writing (limited to one message per month--I'll have to focus on writing fiction). 
The Warren Buffett
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Woaaa! It’s getting hot here…I’m sweating a little. A hundred bucks! It will get you all of the above AND a mention, by name, in the acknowledgments of any work published while your monthly patronage remains active. I have to limit these spots to five to avoid overcrowding the acknowledgment pages.
The, aaah, Bezos?
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Don’t do this. But if you ignore my advice, you will get all of the above and, every January while your patronage is active, I will call you over Skype or something similar to chat in person to thank you and to solicit your thoughts on my work and on literature in general. I’m going to limit these to two awards. But, really, you probably shouldn’t do it—a thousand bucks is entirely too much money. 
Goals
$6 of $500 per month
Thank you! Reaching this goal will allow me to pave over a graduate school-shaped hole in my budget, and spend more time focused on writing. More writing = more stories. Everybody wins!
1 of 3
Thank you for stopping by! Please stay and look around.

I’m here to entertain, to help people feel and empathize, and to be a catalyst for unusual thoughts. If you decide to become my patron, you should expect to interact with writing crafted to spur emotions and thoughts you would have otherwise missed on. C’mon, that’s got to be worth a buck or two!

I’m here because I need to sharpen my knives and am growing less excited with every passing month about giving my work away for free. Don’t take me wrong, I love kudos as much as the next person, but they suck at paying MFA tuition or covering marketing costs.

As a Polish-raised, American-educated writer, I’m interested in transcultural topics, and my stories have ranged from hyper-realistic contemporary fiction to demon-filled fantasy. My short stories have appeared in literary journals, and I am at work on three novels.



New, patron-only content will be posted at least once a month. It will take the form of short stories, novel serials and excerpts, podcasts, playlists and essays.

Patreon gives discerning patrons access to creative content of interest to them in exchange for a small fee which goes directly to the creator. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure does a great job buying close to everything else an artist or writer needs to keep producing. This includes materials, editing services, graduate work in creative writing, workshops, conferences, book design, research, travel, etc, etc, etc. And, of course, the most valuable commodity: time. My posts include content open to the public to give everyone a taste of what's waiting for my patrons. Become my patron and enjoy all this site has to offer, and feel good about doing it, too!

Peace, Karol.

Copyright © 2018 Karol Lagodzki
Cover image: Sopot by Paul Brooker / Flickr CC
Devil Holding Contract image: by PNGTree CC

Recent posts by Karol Łagodzki

Tiers
Piggy bank
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I truly appreciate it! This level will unlock the patron-only written content.
The Pope
$2 or more per month 1 patron
You are so wonderful! Thank you! At this level, you get all written patron-only content AND access to curated Spotify playlists made to accompany each patron-only post. My stories are born in my head with their own soundtracks; I want you to hear them, too.
The de Medici
$5 or more per month 1 patron
See the creative process! At this level, you will gain access to all patron-only content AND will see drafts of work I’m currently writing. Some of them may make it into the final versions of my stories, but some will not, ending up forever on the cutting room floor. 
The Ludovico Gonzaga
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You are so wonderful! Thank you! At this level, you get all of the above AND access to audio recordings of selected stories and chapters for those moments in life when keeping your eyes on a screen is not an option.
The Isabella D'este
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow! Thank you! All of the above AND, at this level, I invite you to interact with me during the creative process. I will ask you to offer your thoughts on finished work and on drafts. While I cannot commit to incorporating your ideas, I promise to respond to them thoughtfully in writing (limited to one message per month--I'll have to focus on writing fiction). 
The Warren Buffett
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Woaaa! It’s getting hot here…I’m sweating a little. A hundred bucks! It will get you all of the above AND a mention, by name, in the acknowledgments of any work published while your monthly patronage remains active. I have to limit these spots to five to avoid overcrowding the acknowledgment pages.
The, aaah, Bezos?
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Don’t do this. But if you ignore my advice, you will get all of the above and, every January while your patronage is active, I will call you over Skype or something similar to chat in person to thank you and to solicit your thoughts on my work and on literature in general. I’m going to limit these to two awards. But, really, you probably shouldn’t do it—a thousand bucks is entirely too much money.