McKenzie Lynn Tozan is creating Poetry, Journalism, and Creative Writing Consultations
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Hi friends! 

It's really great to see you here. Since February 2011, when I launched what would become my author website, I have been trying to make my writing "happen." This idea gradually evolved over the years: I shared others' successes and hoped that I would be invited to read in poetry readings... and then I started dreaming about having my poems published... and then having a full-length book published...

And now, I still share in others' successes and participate in readings whenever I can, but my focus is otherwise on writing about as many subjects, in poetry AND journalism, as possible, and getting those words out into the world. 

On this page, I'll share poems I have in the works, as well as essays. Eventually, with enough funding, I plan to also write longer works (i.e., novels and plays), as well as guiding pieces on how to overcome writer's block, the relationship between mental illness and writing, developing characters, etc. 

No matter your reason, thank you for being here. I'm looking forward to making your support worthwhile, as well as receiving thoughts and requests from you on how I can make my content better.

All the love and solidarity to my fellow readers and writers,
McKenzie  
Tiers
Poem-A-Month: Level 1
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 1 Patrons will receive one new, original, and revised poem that is ready to be sent out for publication. This may include a few notes about how the poem came to be and what I love about the poem as I consider sending it out into the world. 
Poem & A Prompt: Level 2
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 2 Patrons will receive the Level 1 gift, as well as an additional poem and the prompt that inspired it. This will include notes about how I approached the prompt. 
Poetry Broadside: Level 3
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 3 Patrons will receive the Level 1 and Level 2 gifts, as well as a new, original, and revised poem, presented as a colorful, artistic broadside. The PDF will be sent at the beginning of the month, but additional shipment costs can be applied if interested in a PRINTED and SIGNED original. 
Freelancing Behind-the-Scenes: Level 4
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 4 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as a detailed essay over my process into a specific freelance essay from the month. This will include the topic I wanted to write about, how I approached writing it, pitching it to publications, and my overall process of writing and success. I will also accept follow-up questions for up to one week after I’ve sent over the essay. 
How I Write & Succeed: Level 5
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 5 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as this detailed piece over my process as a creative writer, in the midst of being a homeschool mama of two, a wife, and a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and book reviewer. How I keep everything straight, how I stay creative and keep the juices flowing, and how I keep the fear and writer’s block away. Each month, I will add to this piece, to make it worth your while of being a Level 5 Patron, which will include writing prompts, works that I’m reading, and much more. 
Poem or Short Story Feedback: Level 6
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 6 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as detailed feedback on one of their original poems or short stories (up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of fiction). I am formerly an English and Creative Writing teacher, and the desire to read others’ words and offer feedback on what they’re doing well, and what they could improve to make those best parts shine all the brighter, is still wedged deep in my bones. Each month when you commit as a Level 6 Patron and send me one of your stories or poems, I will give you a detailed, two- to five-page critique of the piece, in-line edits and content questions, and an outline of the piece’s “story arch,” with my suggestions of where to improve included in this outline, to give you a better sense of where I think those changes could occur. I really hope a lot of people take advantage of this offer; not for the money, but simply for the opportunity for us to collaborate. I’m really keeping my fingers crossed! 
Personalized Creative Writing Consultation: Level 7
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 7 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as an individualized consultation of their writing style and goals. I am formerly an English and Creative Writing teacher, and the desire to read others’ words and offer feedback on what they’re doing well, and what they could improve to make those best parts shine all the brighter, is still wedged deep in my bones. Each month when you commit as a Level 7 Patron, you can send me one new work of poetry or fiction (of any length) to provide the same detailed feedback as a Level 6 Patron, as well as suggestions as to where to submit the work for publication upon revision. This may also include apply for creative grants or upper-level creative writing programs (MFA or PhD). 
Full-Length Creative Manuscript Consultation: Level 8
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 8 Patrons will receive the Level 1-5 gifts, as well as a combination of the Level 6 and 7 gifts, in additional to a full-length creative manuscript critique of poetry or fiction (up to 100 pages in poetry and 250 pages in fiction). This will include similar feedback details to that of a Level 6 Patron: a detailed critique, in-line edits and content questions, an outline of the work’s arch and where I have questions, as well as suggestions for ordering of the poems or stories, if I feel that rearranging them would strengthen the collection. (Please note, I typically charge between $150 and $300 for this service, depending on the genre and length of the piece, but I wanted to offer this here, as a special thank-you to my Top-Tier Patrons.)
Goals
$0 of $1,000 per month
When I reach $1000 per month, I will be able to focus more of my time on my creative writing---specifically, working on my novel!
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Hi friends! 

It's really great to see you here. Since February 2011, when I launched what would become my author website, I have been trying to make my writing "happen." This idea gradually evolved over the years: I shared others' successes and hoped that I would be invited to read in poetry readings... and then I started dreaming about having my poems published... and then having a full-length book published...

And now, I still share in others' successes and participate in readings whenever I can, but my focus is otherwise on writing about as many subjects, in poetry AND journalism, as possible, and getting those words out into the world. 

On this page, I'll share poems I have in the works, as well as essays. Eventually, with enough funding, I plan to also write longer works (i.e., novels and plays), as well as guiding pieces on how to overcome writer's block, the relationship between mental illness and writing, developing characters, etc. 

No matter your reason, thank you for being here. I'm looking forward to making your support worthwhile, as well as receiving thoughts and requests from you on how I can make my content better.

All the love and solidarity to my fellow readers and writers,
McKenzie  

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Tiers
Poem-A-Month: Level 1
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 1 Patrons will receive one new, original, and revised poem that is ready to be sent out for publication. This may include a few notes about how the poem came to be and what I love about the poem as I consider sending it out into the world. 
Poem & A Prompt: Level 2
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 2 Patrons will receive the Level 1 gift, as well as an additional poem and the prompt that inspired it. This will include notes about how I approached the prompt. 
Poetry Broadside: Level 3
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 3 Patrons will receive the Level 1 and Level 2 gifts, as well as a new, original, and revised poem, presented as a colorful, artistic broadside. The PDF will be sent at the beginning of the month, but additional shipment costs can be applied if interested in a PRINTED and SIGNED original. 
Freelancing Behind-the-Scenes: Level 4
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 4 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as a detailed essay over my process into a specific freelance essay from the month. This will include the topic I wanted to write about, how I approached writing it, pitching it to publications, and my overall process of writing and success. I will also accept follow-up questions for up to one week after I’ve sent over the essay. 
How I Write & Succeed: Level 5
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 5 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as this detailed piece over my process as a creative writer, in the midst of being a homeschool mama of two, a wife, and a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and book reviewer. How I keep everything straight, how I stay creative and keep the juices flowing, and how I keep the fear and writer’s block away. Each month, I will add to this piece, to make it worth your while of being a Level 5 Patron, which will include writing prompts, works that I’m reading, and much more. 
Poem or Short Story Feedback: Level 6
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 6 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as detailed feedback on one of their original poems or short stories (up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of fiction). I am formerly an English and Creative Writing teacher, and the desire to read others’ words and offer feedback on what they’re doing well, and what they could improve to make those best parts shine all the brighter, is still wedged deep in my bones. Each month when you commit as a Level 6 Patron and send me one of your stories or poems, I will give you a detailed, two- to five-page critique of the piece, in-line edits and content questions, and an outline of the piece’s “story arch,” with my suggestions of where to improve included in this outline, to give you a better sense of where I think those changes could occur. I really hope a lot of people take advantage of this offer; not for the money, but simply for the opportunity for us to collaborate. I’m really keeping my fingers crossed! 
Personalized Creative Writing Consultation: Level 7
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 7 Patrons will receive all previous gifts, as well as an individualized consultation of their writing style and goals. I am formerly an English and Creative Writing teacher, and the desire to read others’ words and offer feedback on what they’re doing well, and what they could improve to make those best parts shine all the brighter, is still wedged deep in my bones. Each month when you commit as a Level 7 Patron, you can send me one new work of poetry or fiction (of any length) to provide the same detailed feedback as a Level 6 Patron, as well as suggestions as to where to submit the work for publication upon revision. This may also include apply for creative grants or upper-level creative writing programs (MFA or PhD). 
Full-Length Creative Manuscript Consultation: Level 8
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Level 8 Patrons will receive the Level 1-5 gifts, as well as a combination of the Level 6 and 7 gifts, in additional to a full-length creative manuscript critique of poetry or fiction (up to 100 pages in poetry and 250 pages in fiction). This will include similar feedback details to that of a Level 6 Patron: a detailed critique, in-line edits and content questions, an outline of the work’s arch and where I have questions, as well as suggestions for ordering of the poems or stories, if I feel that rearranging them would strengthen the collection. (Please note, I typically charge between $150 and $300 for this service, depending on the genre and length of the piece, but I wanted to offer this here, as a special thank-you to my Top-Tier Patrons.)