Maram Taibah is creating A fantasy novel!
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patron

$18
per Month
Music is hellfire
made into ropes
to coil into your ear
and burn a trail
into your heart
so that it will forever dance.

The School of Everything - A Novel

Synopsis:

It's the 90's in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the world is looking grim. One night, Fatima is found out breaking one of her aunt's cardinal rules: listening to Music under the covers with a rusty old walkman. She'd been told a hundred times before, no music allowed. So she is sent immediately to a strict boarding school on the edge of nowhere where nothing is allowed and anything could lead to severe punishment. It could even lead to THE OVEN, the most horrendous thing that lives in the bowels of the school, where your left hand is submitted to a merciless burning.

But someone is looking after Fatima. Ustaz Mustafa, a mysterious man from a far-off and dreamy version of Istanbul, speaks to her from the oddest of places, through walls, through her dreams, through the school's sewage pipes. He leads her to the fantastical multi-dimensional School of Everything, where all her questions become battles she must win, where she finally learns what she is sent to do.

Why I'm writing this:

About two years ago, I saw a vision of a man in a suit and a fez, arriving from Istanbul to help two children realize their truth. It has evolved a lot.

This story is an exploration of my own past, present and future. It's also a signature of my own spiritual journey. I have a penchant for the fantastical and for any man in a suit and a fez! I am also a champion of children because it is through their eyes that we experience wonder. Toota may be too young to be on a spiritual journey, but I believe we all are on a spiritual journey whether we realize it or not.

Why I'd like you to help:

Moral support is extremely important to writers as we mostly create our greatest work in isolation and, sometimes, loneliness. I often hit some tough spots along the way and knowing that there are readers motivates me to solve them  so that the "the show can go on".
I need your financial support to keep me fed and watered, as I left my job to write. I never gave writing my undivided attention before but I've been called to do it since I was in the sixth grade!
More of my work:
  • The Road to Elephants (A novella - in the process of online publishing)
  • The Weathernose (A novella - manuscript still being edited)
  • Lundon Entertainment (A novel - First draft)
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per Month
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The Observer 
In this tier you, you observe with curiosity and support all those who go on a path of knowledge. 
If you pledge $2 and you're a patreon creator, I will pledge it right back to your creation! Let's build momentum together! If you are not a patreon creator then you will receive my sincere gratitude with a thank you note! 

Pledge $5 or more per Month
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The Questioner
In this tier, you are someone who questions. Things strike you as odd, wrong, or even unjust and you are surprised that no one else sees it.
If you pledge $5 per month, you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month 
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The seeker
In this tier, you are seeking answers to your eternal questions. You have taken the path toward knowledge, wisdom, and truth. But you have a long way to go!
If you pledge $10 per month, you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
Pledge $20 or more per Month
1 patron
The Student
In this tier, you have become a steadfast student of life and love. You have outgrown the wonder of your journey and have learned to learn through simple devotion and persistence.
If you pledge $20 per month you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
  • A short video of me actually typing. You will get to see my process live and my prose coming alive on the page. You will see me, erase, re-track, and play with dialogue.
Pledge $50 or more per Month
0 patrons
The Wise One
In this tier, your learning has come to fruition. You have learned that you will never stop learning. You see truth in every single person who comes your way and thus are able to connect with the unity of the universe.
If you pledge $50 OR MORE you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
  • A short video of me actually typing. You will get to see my process live and my prose coming alive on the page. You will see me, erase, re-track, and play with dialogue.
  • Pdf versions of 10 chapters as they are completed.
Pledge $100 or more per Month
0 patrons
The Master
In this tier, you are an enlightened being who has seen worlds, universes and dimensions. You are beyond fear, beyond shame, and beyond past and future. You are forever in the now and thus, always residing in the flow of the universe.
If you pledge $100 OR MORE you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
  • A short video of me actually typing. You will get to see my process live and my prose coming alive on the page. You will see me, erase, re-track, and play with dialogue.
  • Pdf versions of 10 chapters as they are completed.
  • The option to skype with me and tell me your thoughts, feelings, suggestions and general experience with the story as it’s being written.
  • A free signed copy of the book when it is finished with artwork and binding, mailed to your doorstep. But if you would like to have it shipped via fedex or DHL, you must pay for shipping as I will most probably be mailing it from overseas (sorry!). 
Goals
$18 of $2,000 per Month
I left my job in order to dedicate all my time and energy to doing the thing that I love most and to bring to life a story that has been pushing through me for almost two years now. However, I do give away my time and energy working on freelance editing, design, or translation jobs, not to mentioned making food items and selling them in order to keep myself sustained, all of which are great distractions. It would help me achieve my goal of finishing this novel if I wasn't so drained so that I can take this novel that is desperate to be born to the next phase: editing. This will then bring me closer to having a complete manuscript that I can send to publishing houses or publish online.
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Music is hellfire
made into ropes
to coil into your ear
and burn a trail
into your heart
so that it will forever dance.

The School of Everything - A Novel

Synopsis:

It's the 90's in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the world is looking grim. One night, Fatima is found out breaking one of her aunt's cardinal rules: listening to Music under the covers with a rusty old walkman. She'd been told a hundred times before, no music allowed. So she is sent immediately to a strict boarding school on the edge of nowhere where nothing is allowed and anything could lead to severe punishment. It could even lead to THE OVEN, the most horrendous thing that lives in the bowels of the school, where your left hand is submitted to a merciless burning.

But someone is looking after Fatima. Ustaz Mustafa, a mysterious man from a far-off and dreamy version of Istanbul, speaks to her from the oddest of places, through walls, through her dreams, through the school's sewage pipes. He leads her to the fantastical multi-dimensional School of Everything, where all her questions become battles she must win, where she finally learns what she is sent to do.

Why I'm writing this:

About two years ago, I saw a vision of a man in a suit and a fez, arriving from Istanbul to help two children realize their truth. It has evolved a lot.

This story is an exploration of my own past, present and future. It's also a signature of my own spiritual journey. I have a penchant for the fantastical and for any man in a suit and a fez! I am also a champion of children because it is through their eyes that we experience wonder. Toota may be too young to be on a spiritual journey, but I believe we all are on a spiritual journey whether we realize it or not.

Why I'd like you to help:

Moral support is extremely important to writers as we mostly create our greatest work in isolation and, sometimes, loneliness. I often hit some tough spots along the way and knowing that there are readers motivates me to solve them  so that the "the show can go on".
I need your financial support to keep me fed and watered, as I left my job to write. I never gave writing my undivided attention before but I've been called to do it since I was in the sixth grade!
More of my work:
  • The Road to Elephants (A novella - in the process of online publishing)
  • The Weathernose (A novella - manuscript still being edited)
  • Lundon Entertainment (A novel - First draft)

Recent posts by Maram Taibah

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per Month
0 patrons
The Observer 
In this tier you, you observe with curiosity and support all those who go on a path of knowledge. 
If you pledge $2 and you're a patreon creator, I will pledge it right back to your creation! Let's build momentum together! If you are not a patreon creator then you will receive my sincere gratitude with a thank you note! 

Pledge $5 or more per Month
0 patrons
The Questioner
In this tier, you are someone who questions. Things strike you as odd, wrong, or even unjust and you are surprised that no one else sees it.
If you pledge $5 per month, you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month 
Pledge $10 or more per Month
0 patrons
The seeker
In this tier, you are seeking answers to your eternal questions. You have taken the path toward knowledge, wisdom, and truth. But you have a long way to go!
If you pledge $10 per month, you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
Pledge $20 or more per Month
1 patron
The Student
In this tier, you have become a steadfast student of life and love. You have outgrown the wonder of your journey and have learned to learn through simple devotion and persistence.
If you pledge $20 per month you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
  • A short video of me actually typing. You will get to see my process live and my prose coming alive on the page. You will see me, erase, re-track, and play with dialogue.
Pledge $50 or more per Month
0 patrons
The Wise One
In this tier, your learning has come to fruition. You have learned that you will never stop learning. You see truth in every single person who comes your way and thus are able to connect with the unity of the universe.
If you pledge $50 OR MORE you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
  • A short video of me actually typing. You will get to see my process live and my prose coming alive on the page. You will see me, erase, re-track, and play with dialogue.
  • Pdf versions of 10 chapters as they are completed.
Pledge $100 or more per Month
0 patrons
The Master
In this tier, you are an enlightened being who has seen worlds, universes and dimensions. You are beyond fear, beyond shame, and beyond past and future. You are forever in the now and thus, always residing in the flow of the universe.
If you pledge $100 OR MORE you will receive the following:
  • My sincere gratitude
  • A signed digital copy of my spiritual poem of the month
  • A signed digital copy of my creation doodles and mind maps, which I use to get through certain knots in my story or to get to know my characters better.
  • A short video of me actually typing. You will get to see my process live and my prose coming alive on the page. You will see me, erase, re-track, and play with dialogue.
  • Pdf versions of 10 chapters as they are completed.
  • The option to skype with me and tell me your thoughts, feelings, suggestions and general experience with the story as it’s being written.
  • A free signed copy of the book when it is finished with artwork and binding, mailed to your doorstep. But if you would like to have it shipped via fedex or DHL, you must pay for shipping as I will most probably be mailing it from overseas (sorry!).