Mary Robinette Kowal

is creating fiction, puppets, and stuff.

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Thank you! Plus you get Patron-only content like stuff about writing, WIP, audio bloopers, or in-process shots of whatever I'm making. Also cat pictures occasionally, because cats. 

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Join me for monthly online Q&A followed by a writing date. 1st Tuesdays at 8pm Eastern, I'll open a teleconference room & answer your questions. After about a half hour, we'll switch to a co-working date and you can write, crochet, or paint in the company of others. 

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Join me for a monthly livestream class where we'll pick an aspect of writing and dive into it.
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Typically the last Monday at 8pm Eastern, but travel means that sometimes shifts.
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Join me for a monthly live session in which I interview a subject matter expert ranging from astronauts to glass makers, as if I'm preparing to feature their job in a novel. You get to ask questions, too!
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Typically the livestream is the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8pm Eastern, but this will sometimes shift.
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If you want to take Monthly Live-streaming Classes and attend Interviewing Experts, this tier is for you. Both happen monthly and are recorded in case you can't attend.
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  • Recordings of all previous interviews and classes
  • Monthly Q & A
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Typically the class is the last Monday of the month and the interview session is the 3rd Tuesday. Both at 8pm Eastern. Both might shift.
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You're in this with me for the long haul and the swag. You want to take monthly Live-streaming Classes and attend Interviewing Experts, and you also want shiny things. The classes and intervews happen monthly and are recorded in case you can't attend AND every three months you get a package.
  • Two monthly livestreams
  • Recordings of all previous interviews and classes
  • Monthly Q & A
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  • A thank you in the acknowledgments of whatever novel I write this year
  • Plus every 3 months you get an exclusive gift. 
    • Critical Space Equipment mug
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Typically, the class is the last Monday and the interview is the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Both at 8pm Eastern. Both might shift.
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About Mary Robinette Kowal

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. 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 audiobooks, 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 $36 to help out," then you select the $3 per month pledge and that means that the $36 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. Create a puppet webisode.
  2. Run free writing workshops for early career and marginalized writers
  3. Host in-person retreats
So, can you help out?
Goals
100% complete
I want to refilm some of my class topics with better production values so that I can release them on YouTube for free.
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