Mary Robinette Kowal is creating fiction, puppets, letters and stuff.
275

patrons

$1,945
per month
I'm a writer, puppeteer, and audiobook narrator. My goal in each of these careers has been to hit the point where I could turn down the gigs I don't want to do. As funny as it is to talk about narrating books where I have to say, in earnest, "She released his love snake from its denim prison" these aren't things I really want to be doing. But this is how I make my living so... I take the gigs. (Although for those I use a pseudonym that not even my husband knows.)

There are a ton of projects that I want to do that are labors of love. The Month of Letters Challenge. Ask a Puppet. Regency dresses. Teaching. Heck. Even the things I get paid to do I'd like more time to do instead of having to pile deadlines on top of each other.

So, if you are interested in fiction, or puppets, or letters, or any of the other random things I do you can help me turn down the gigs I don't want to do.

What's cool about Patreon is that it's on-going support. So if you think, "I could afford $12 to help out," then you select the $1 per month pledge and that means that the $12 gets spread out over a year. And you don't have to think about it and I know exactly how much money I have to budget for side projects.

Here are some of the things I want to do in the future:
  1. Hire a webmaster for Month of Letters
  2. Create a puppet webisode.
  3. Run free writing workshops for early career and marginalized writers
  4. Radio plays!
So, can you help out?
Rewards
Oo!
$1 or more per month 49 patrons
Thank you! Having your support is amazing and I will sing your praises-- just not where anyone can hear. Maybe in the shower... How about a short story instead?
The Backstage door
$3 or more per month 133 patrons
Thank you! Plus you get Patron-only content like stuff about writing, or in-process shots of whatever I'm building. Oh, and the occasional serialized novel.
Greenroom
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
Everything from the previous level, PLUS I'll send you a thank you note. In the mail!
Story in the mail
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Everything from the previous levels, PLUS once each quarter, I'll mail a tiny story to you. Yes. In the actual mail.
Writing Date
$15 or more per month 8 of 50 patrons
 Join me for monthly online writing dates. 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm Central, I'll open a teleconference room & offer a writing prompt. We'll chat for 5 minutes, write for 25, and repeat. If I can't make it, I'll ask another pro-writer to step in. 
Livestream Writing Class
$25 or more per month 54 of 60 patrons
Join me for a monthly livestream class where we'll pick an aspect of writing and dive into it.
  • Monthly livestream for $25+ patrons only
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$1,945 of $2,000 per month
This is the minimum amount of money I need to make each month, which comes in fits and starts right now. Hitting this goal means I can relax. A little.

When we hit this level, I'll post a new episode of Ask a Puppet for everyone.
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I'm a writer, puppeteer, and audiobook narrator. My goal in each of these careers has been to hit the point where I could turn down the gigs I don't want to do. As funny as it is to talk about narrating books where I have to say, in earnest, "She released his love snake from its denim prison" these aren't things I really want to be doing. But this is how I make my living so... I take the gigs. (Although for those I use a pseudonym that not even my husband knows.)

There are a ton of projects that I want to do that are labors of love. The Month of Letters Challenge. Ask a Puppet. Regency dresses. Teaching. Heck. Even the things I get paid to do I'd like more time to do instead of having to pile deadlines on top of each other.

So, if you are interested in fiction, or puppets, or letters, or any of the other random things I do you can help me turn down the gigs I don't want to do.

What's cool about Patreon is that it's on-going support. So if you think, "I could afford $12 to help out," then you select the $1 per month pledge and that means that the $12 gets spread out over a year. And you don't have to think about it and I know exactly how much money I have to budget for side projects.

Here are some of the things I want to do in the future:
  1. Hire a webmaster for Month of Letters
  2. Create a puppet webisode.
  3. Run free writing workshops for early career and marginalized writers
  4. Radio plays!
So, can you help out?

Recent posts by Mary Robinette Kowal

Rewards
Oo!
$1 or more per month 49 patrons
Thank you! Having your support is amazing and I will sing your praises-- just not where anyone can hear. Maybe in the shower... How about a short story instead?
The Backstage door
$3 or more per month 133 patrons
Thank you! Plus you get Patron-only content like stuff about writing, or in-process shots of whatever I'm building. Oh, and the occasional serialized novel.
Greenroom
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
Everything from the previous level, PLUS I'll send you a thank you note. In the mail!
Story in the mail
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Everything from the previous levels, PLUS once each quarter, I'll mail a tiny story to you. Yes. In the actual mail.
Writing Date
$15 or more per month 8 of 50 patrons
 Join me for monthly online writing dates. 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm Central, I'll open a teleconference room & offer a writing prompt. We'll chat for 5 minutes, write for 25, and repeat. If I can't make it, I'll ask another pro-writer to step in. 
Livestream Writing Class
$25 or more per month 54 of 60 patrons
Join me for a monthly livestream class where we'll pick an aspect of writing and dive into it.
  • Monthly livestream for $25+ patrons only
  • Plus all previous rewards