Lauren Dixon

is creating microcosms of macrocosms

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In the end, I want to leave a body of work that lifts humanity up, that teaches us to be empathetic, that leads others into conversations that are difficult and uneasy and makes us better people. But that's the end--that's what I'm aiming to develop here. I pledge to write--and write all the time--young adult literature, mainly--but also small flash fictions full of humanity.

I have a few novels and one short story project dear to my heart that keep whispering to me even as I finish Throwaways, the project I've worked on and rewritten for the past six years. As I say goodbye to that project and say hello to Fall on Me, a project about a 17-year-old high school reporter who suddenly loses her grandmother, I will continue to fuel my work with strong lady characters who listen to their hearts first and those around them last (which, of course, gets them into their own heap of trouble at times). My flash fiction series, "These are the Days of the Week I Know," aims to have 365 full entries by completion, and currently I've only really touched the surface of it. 

That is where we are right now, dear reader. And if you help support me on this journey, my zany worlds and creatures will have space to blossom and glow, and I'll be able to share them with you as often as I am able to write. First, weirdo drafts? You got it. Notes about the writing process? Check. Polished pieces published here before anyone else gets a chance to read them? Absolutely. You are my hero, and I'll share my inner world with you thanks to your support.

And, if you need to see something of what it is I do, here are a few of my pieces currently on the interwebs. None of these pieces are YA, but they all say something about what I might find interesting enough to write about:


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Pledge $1 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • A thank-you postcard for supporting me with a handwritten paragraph from my latest work-in-progress.

One of the potential postcards you'll receive (from the Katten Kabinet Museum in Amsterdam).
Pledge $2 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Blog posts about writing, the work-in-progress, or anything in-between.
  • Q&A videos that answer your questions about writing and/or the stories I've been working on. (If I get a ton of questions, I may have to limit how many questions each Patron can ask, but let's say the sky is the limit for right now.) :)
  • Previous level reward
Pledge $5 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Flash pieces or scenes from my work-in-progress (300 words or more)
  • Cat and/or music videos I make with my husband. (We have three cats, plus two humans--that's a five-piece band right there.)
  • Previous level rewards
Pledge $7 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Access to this month's installment "These are the Days of the Week I Know" in a downloadable format of your preference (plus all previous DOTWIK installments)
  • Previous level rewards
Pledge $10 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • My newest story or never-before-seen chapter of my current novel in a downloadable format of your preference
  • Previous level rewards
Pledge $25 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • A custom-made DIY T-shirt by yours truly on some theme related to my writing for the month. (Did you know I make T-shirts?)
  • Previous level rewards

Examples of DIY shirts I've made:

Pledge $50 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Handmade and sewn chapbook of this month's stories
  • All previous level rewards (including the T-shirt!)

Superficial Flesh, vol. 3, an example of the 'zines I've churned out:

Pledge $100 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • A signed edition of my novel when it comes out
  • All previous level rewards
Goals
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Writing, if it is to be any good, should be the writer's full-time job. But in so many cases, it is not. My life is fraught with one expense after the other, my time is taken up by working to pay the bills with little left to sink into my creative projects. Just this month alone I spent $1000 on medical bills, procedures, and medications for my cat, not to mention the other $1000 we spent to attend our friend's memorial service in Dallas. I have not the time nor the money to write wholeheartedly, without concern for all the myriad details of what it takes to survive, day-in, day-out. If I can reach this goal, I will essentially make a living wage from my writing, and it will all be thanks to you and your support.
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In the end, I want to leave a body of work that lifts humanity up, that teaches us to be empathetic, that leads others into conversations that are difficult and uneasy and makes us better people. But that's the end--that's what I'm aiming to develop here. I pledge to write--and write all the time--young adult literature, mainly--but also small flash fictions full of humanity.

I have a few novels and one short story project dear to my heart that keep whispering to me even as I finish Throwaways, the project I've worked on and rewritten for the past six years. As I say goodbye to that project and say hello to Fall on Me, a project about a 17-year-old high school reporter who suddenly loses her grandmother, I will continue to fuel my work with strong lady characters who listen to their hearts first and those around them last (which, of course, gets them into their own heap of trouble at times). My flash fiction series, "These are the Days of the Week I Know," aims to have 365 full entries by completion, and currently I've only really touched the surface of it. 

That is where we are right now, dear reader. And if you help support me on this journey, my zany worlds and creatures will have space to blossom and glow, and I'll be able to share them with you as often as I am able to write. First, weirdo drafts? You got it. Notes about the writing process? Check. Polished pieces published here before anyone else gets a chance to read them? Absolutely. You are my hero, and I'll share my inner world with you thanks to your support.

And, if you need to see something of what it is I do, here are a few of my pieces currently on the interwebs. None of these pieces are YA, but they all say something about what I might find interesting enough to write about:


Recent posts by Lauren Dixon

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Pledge $1 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • A thank-you postcard for supporting me with a handwritten paragraph from my latest work-in-progress.

One of the potential postcards you'll receive (from the Katten Kabinet Museum in Amsterdam).
Pledge $2 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Blog posts about writing, the work-in-progress, or anything in-between.
  • Q&A videos that answer your questions about writing and/or the stories I've been working on. (If I get a ton of questions, I may have to limit how many questions each Patron can ask, but let's say the sky is the limit for right now.) :)
  • Previous level reward
Pledge $5 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Flash pieces or scenes from my work-in-progress (300 words or more)
  • Cat and/or music videos I make with my husband. (We have three cats, plus two humans--that's a five-piece band right there.)
  • Previous level rewards
Pledge $7 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Access to this month's installment "These are the Days of the Week I Know" in a downloadable format of your preference (plus all previous DOTWIK installments)
  • Previous level rewards
Pledge $10 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • My newest story or never-before-seen chapter of my current novel in a downloadable format of your preference
  • Previous level rewards
Pledge $25 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • A custom-made DIY T-shirt by yours truly on some theme related to my writing for the month. (Did you know I make T-shirts?)
  • Previous level rewards

Examples of DIY shirts I've made:

Pledge $50 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • Handmade and sewn chapbook of this month's stories
  • All previous level rewards (including the T-shirt!)

Superficial Flesh, vol. 3, an example of the 'zines I've churned out:

Pledge $100 or more per Fiction - young adult stories and novels
  • A signed edition of my novel when it comes out
  • All previous level rewards