Marisa Wikramanayake is creating awesome journalism, page turning novels & a ton of other things.
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patrons

$10
per month
I'm Marisa Wikramanayake. 

You may know me as a journalist, an editor or as a writer. You may know me as a friend or a mentor. Or you may also know me as a voluntary federal delegate for the union MEAA. 

I am all those things. I am also a freelancer. 

Freelancing, journalism, writing, editing - those are all tough things. Not many people want to pay you a decent rate to report stories or write fiction or edit work as a freelancer. And over the years I have helped others learn how to tackle them. 

I want to do a lot more cool things in terms of reporting, writing, editing and mentoring. At any given time I have several different projects happening. 

Right now I have a crime fiction book to write and a lot of journalism that I want to do. But I want to make sure that I am reasonably stable while I do both those things and also that I get to help others in some way. And at the moment, I mostly get paid for the journalism and the editing and sometimes the mentoring, but my work for MEAA and my book writing all occur in unpaid time. 

So if you would like to see:

  • early drafts of the book as I write it
  • name some of the characters in it
  • how I pitch and write my journalism articles
  • monthly Q & A sessions on anything freelancing, writing, editing or journalism related
  • or anything else that you can think of, 
you are in the right place.

Where will the money go?

Here are some possible places for it to go:

  • funding an editor down the road (a cost of at least $800 to edit the draft manuscript)
  • funding any writing retreats I may want to take to work on this book or the next one
  • funding any workshops or mentoring I may need to polish this draft
  • (if I reach a certain level of funding) part of it will go into my superannuation account
  • (if I reach a certain level of funding) part of it will go to a charity organisation like the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • paying for any expenses through my business for journalism purposes such as being a subscriber to different groups and organisations so I can find work through them
  • paying for any equipment I may need for future projects I want to do such as a camera for a traveliing journalist series or a microphone for a series interviewing other freelance journalists
The money will help create a bit of stability in my writing life and give me another income stream so I have a bit more breathing space to create things, to report on topics I want to report on and do more work that I love, that maybe you would enjoy and love and find some benefit from as well. 

If you cannot subscribe I understand - not all of us have the ability and money to do so. But if you cannot subscribe, then please share the page with someone and pass the link on. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH! 
Tiers
Get a bit tipsy
$1 or more per month 1 patron

Keen to read some crime fiction? 


$1/ month gets you access to 2 updates of the draft of my crime fiction novel Gin & Tonic per month.

Basically you get to read the story start to finish as I write it. 

Budding reporter?
$2 or more per month 1 patron

Want to know more about how I do my work?

$2 per month gets you access to one to two posts per month on how I pitched, researched and wrote a news story.

And you also get access to the drafts of the book I am currently writing.



Jabberwocks
$5 or more per month 1 patron

Have you got a burning question? 


It can be about writing, editing, freelancing, journalism, anything but for $5 per month, you get access to a monthly Q & A session where you can ask me anything or we can just chat.

Plus you also get access to the Gin & Tonic draft and all the stuff on how I do my journalism work.

Goals
$10 of $200 per month
When I hit $200 per month, I will be able to put $100 extra in to my superannuation account.
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I'm Marisa Wikramanayake. 

You may know me as a journalist, an editor or as a writer. You may know me as a friend or a mentor. Or you may also know me as a voluntary federal delegate for the union MEAA. 

I am all those things. I am also a freelancer. 

Freelancing, journalism, writing, editing - those are all tough things. Not many people want to pay you a decent rate to report stories or write fiction or edit work as a freelancer. And over the years I have helped others learn how to tackle them. 

I want to do a lot more cool things in terms of reporting, writing, editing and mentoring. At any given time I have several different projects happening. 

Right now I have a crime fiction book to write and a lot of journalism that I want to do. But I want to make sure that I am reasonably stable while I do both those things and also that I get to help others in some way. And at the moment, I mostly get paid for the journalism and the editing and sometimes the mentoring, but my work for MEAA and my book writing all occur in unpaid time. 

So if you would like to see:

  • early drafts of the book as I write it
  • name some of the characters in it
  • how I pitch and write my journalism articles
  • monthly Q & A sessions on anything freelancing, writing, editing or journalism related
  • or anything else that you can think of, 
you are in the right place.

Where will the money go?

Here are some possible places for it to go:

  • funding an editor down the road (a cost of at least $800 to edit the draft manuscript)
  • funding any writing retreats I may want to take to work on this book or the next one
  • funding any workshops or mentoring I may need to polish this draft
  • (if I reach a certain level of funding) part of it will go into my superannuation account
  • (if I reach a certain level of funding) part of it will go to a charity organisation like the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • paying for any expenses through my business for journalism purposes such as being a subscriber to different groups and organisations so I can find work through them
  • paying for any equipment I may need for future projects I want to do such as a camera for a traveliing journalist series or a microphone for a series interviewing other freelance journalists
The money will help create a bit of stability in my writing life and give me another income stream so I have a bit more breathing space to create things, to report on topics I want to report on and do more work that I love, that maybe you would enjoy and love and find some benefit from as well. 

If you cannot subscribe I understand - not all of us have the ability and money to do so. But if you cannot subscribe, then please share the page with someone and pass the link on. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

Recent posts by Marisa Wikramanayake

Tiers
Get a bit tipsy
$1 or more per month 1 patron

Keen to read some crime fiction? 


$1/ month gets you access to 2 updates of the draft of my crime fiction novel Gin & Tonic per month.

Basically you get to read the story start to finish as I write it. 

Budding reporter?
$2 or more per month 1 patron

Want to know more about how I do my work?

$2 per month gets you access to one to two posts per month on how I pitched, researched and wrote a news story.

And you also get access to the drafts of the book I am currently writing.



Jabberwocks
$5 or more per month 1 patron

Have you got a burning question? 


It can be about writing, editing, freelancing, journalism, anything but for $5 per month, you get access to a monthly Q & A session where you can ask me anything or we can just chat.

Plus you also get access to the Gin & Tonic draft and all the stuff on how I do my journalism work.