Megan McGill is creating interviews, blog posts, and other writing adventures
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Hej och välkommen! Megan (that's me) is a freelance writer, blogger, and interviewer, as well as knitwear lover and hot beverage drinker with a fancy for anything with chips, fantasy worlds and rolling D20s. Magic & Musings is a blog about being a creative, books, comics, and zines, as well as anything else I feel like blathering on about. Thank you for just visiting my Patreon page, and even momentarily considering giving me a little bit of your hard-earned cash. We all know freelance writing is a pretty difficult field to get into, and blogging is massively over-saturated (but there's so much amazing stuff out there!), so every little helps on this weird and wonderful journey.

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Besides regular interviews with creatives and book reviews/bookish content on my blog, I'm also working on a science-fictions short story collection titled Divinity. Each story centers around a different woman in an alien landscape, whether literally an alien planet, or just a place that is unfamiliar to her, physically or mentally. The titular story 'Divinity' is based on a mysterious planet where a quiet bounty hunter is taking her catch, a cyborg, to the extraction point. I know you're not supposed to have a favourite child, but this is by far the idea I'm the most excited about.

The second is 'The Work 'Outing'', where a team-building exercise goes a little off-course, the protagonist finding herself disappearing into the world of the fae, only to discover they are a little more aggressive than initially expected. I've posted a little extract from this before on my blog, which you can read here.

The final story is based on a character from a D&D campaign I played who eventually left the group after it felt like her story was over. The fact I can't stop thinking about her leads me to believe that isn't quite the case. This story will be told in two perspectives: that of the broken elfin cleric looking for a new deity, and a scrappy young half-elf thief looking for a hiding place. This one doesn't quite have a title yet as it's the least developed of them all at this point, and names will have to be changed in order to not infringe on my friend Oli's fantastic world-building.

Many of my Patreon perks revolve around this collection, if you're interested.

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Now, I don't have ads on my blog because a) they look a bit icky and you can't really control which ones pop up and b) one of them ruined my menu bar and I couldn't be bothered to work out how to fix it, so Patreon is my single revenue stream for my writing, thus far. Much less in your face than an advert for online betting or plastic surgery, right?

I'm currently in a place where I spend the majority of my waking hours when I'm not at work writing, planning posts, contacting interviewees, proofing, photo editing, evil scheming, etc. It is a second job for me at this point, just one that doesn't pay yet. Patreon is the first step towards that dream, in a sense.
Tiers
Noble Squire
$1 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
  • Your name in the 'thanks' section of Divinity when it eventually comes out in whatever form it may take!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek extracts of upcoming pieces
  • Patron-only polls
Half-Decent Scribe
$5 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • I will walk to the postbox and send you the tackiest postcard I can find as a weird sort of thanks, I guess.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Cleric-in-Training
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • An ebook of Divinity when it's eventually released, sent straight to your shiny email inbox.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Wizard Extraordinaire
$25 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • EITHER your name in one of the Divinity stories (sorry in advance if I kill you off)
  • OR! Send me a photo and a little bio and I'll write a max. two-page spiel about your fantasy alter-ego. I promise you won't all be elf clerics.
  • Plus all previous rewards
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$0 of $5 per month
Oh, this thing actually works, cool! I won't give up and move in to a cosy cave for the rest of my life.
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Hej och välkommen! Megan (that's me) is a freelance writer, blogger, and interviewer, as well as knitwear lover and hot beverage drinker with a fancy for anything with chips, fantasy worlds and rolling D20s. Magic & Musings is a blog about being a creative, books, comics, and zines, as well as anything else I feel like blathering on about. Thank you for just visiting my Patreon page, and even momentarily considering giving me a little bit of your hard-earned cash. We all know freelance writing is a pretty difficult field to get into, and blogging is massively over-saturated (but there's so much amazing stuff out there!), so every little helps on this weird and wonderful journey.

---

Besides regular interviews with creatives and book reviews/bookish content on my blog, I'm also working on a science-fictions short story collection titled Divinity. Each story centers around a different woman in an alien landscape, whether literally an alien planet, or just a place that is unfamiliar to her, physically or mentally. The titular story 'Divinity' is based on a mysterious planet where a quiet bounty hunter is taking her catch, a cyborg, to the extraction point. I know you're not supposed to have a favourite child, but this is by far the idea I'm the most excited about.

The second is 'The Work 'Outing'', where a team-building exercise goes a little off-course, the protagonist finding herself disappearing into the world of the fae, only to discover they are a little more aggressive than initially expected. I've posted a little extract from this before on my blog, which you can read here.

The final story is based on a character from a D&D campaign I played who eventually left the group after it felt like her story was over. The fact I can't stop thinking about her leads me to believe that isn't quite the case. This story will be told in two perspectives: that of the broken elfin cleric looking for a new deity, and a scrappy young half-elf thief looking for a hiding place. This one doesn't quite have a title yet as it's the least developed of them all at this point, and names will have to be changed in order to not infringe on my friend Oli's fantastic world-building.

Many of my Patreon perks revolve around this collection, if you're interested.

---

Now, I don't have ads on my blog because a) they look a bit icky and you can't really control which ones pop up and b) one of them ruined my menu bar and I couldn't be bothered to work out how to fix it, so Patreon is my single revenue stream for my writing, thus far. Much less in your face than an advert for online betting or plastic surgery, right?

I'm currently in a place where I spend the majority of my waking hours when I'm not at work writing, planning posts, contacting interviewees, proofing, photo editing, evil scheming, etc. It is a second job for me at this point, just one that doesn't pay yet. Patreon is the first step towards that dream, in a sense.

Recent posts by Megan McGill

Tiers
Noble Squire
$1 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
  • Your name in the 'thanks' section of Divinity when it eventually comes out in whatever form it may take!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peek extracts of upcoming pieces
  • Patron-only polls
Half-Decent Scribe
$5 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • I will walk to the postbox and send you the tackiest postcard I can find as a weird sort of thanks, I guess.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Cleric-in-Training
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • An ebook of Divinity when it's eventually released, sent straight to your shiny email inbox.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Wizard Extraordinaire
$25 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • EITHER your name in one of the Divinity stories (sorry in advance if I kill you off)
  • OR! Send me a photo and a little bio and I'll write a max. two-page spiel about your fantasy alter-ego. I promise you won't all be elf clerics.
  • Plus all previous rewards