Mur Lafferty is creating podcasts and fiction
316

patrons

$925
per month
Hi there, we are Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace, long-time podcasters and authors. We are bringing you podcasts about writing.

Mur has won the Podcast Peer Award, the Parsec Award, the Manly Wade Wellman Award, and the John W. Campbell award for best new writer. She was inducted into the Podcaster Hall of Fame in 2015. She hosts and produces the long-running podcast I Should Be Writing. This podcast helps new writers overcome both emotional ("Rejection! My career is OVER!") and craft-specific ("How do I choose a POV for my novel?") writing problems. She interviews pro writers, travels to cons, and sometimes posts video. She's interviewed bestsellers, award winners, screenwriters, nonfiction, fiction, but focuses mostly on science fiction/fantasy. This show is clean. 

Matt joined Mur in 2015 to start the show Ditch Diggers, a podcast for writers who want to make a living. We don't worry about craft, we worry about how to get an editor to pay you and what to do when your small press publisher goes under. Bad reviews, incompatible agents, and more, we tackle it all with unflinching honesty. This show is explicit. 

Your patronage will help us with equipment, travel to conventions to get interviews and live shows, and keep the electricity on so that we can record. Thanks for checking us out!

Tiers
Fabulist
$1 or more per month 179 patrons
Thanks for supporting! You're with a wonderful group of people. This level will get you patron-only content and TEN plus years of ISBW archives.


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
Risk Taker
$2 or more per month 31 patrons
Wanna give more than 1 and less than 5? We have you covered!


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
Risk and Reading
$3 or more per month 23 patrons
You may not care about my podcasts but you'd like to support my fiction - which is awesome. You'll get sample chapters, updates on specific projects, and more. In all self-pub stuff, you will find your name as an official Patron. (Opt out available, obviously.)

Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
Reader
$5 or more per month 78 patrons
If you're a reader instead of a podcast fan, I can get you PDFs of all my self-published books!


!!New!! I've joined Discord and made a server just for Patreon supporters! 


Includes

  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Discord Server access
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
Commissioner
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
GUESS WHAT? I'm starting a new serial fiction, and it's ONLY FOR YOU. When I'm done I will self pub it and send you the PDF (or ebook or mobi).


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Discord Server access
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
"To my dear friend..."
$20 or more per month 7 of 50 patrons
I have a ton of ARCs and author comp copies lying around gathering dust. I'd much rather send them to people who would appreciate them. (US only please, cause shipping is $$$)


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • Discord Server access
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (USA only)
"To my dear, international friend..."
$25 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
I need a bit more to handle shipping across the borders, but the same as the $20 level.


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • Discord Server access
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (International)
Unicorns
$30 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
New. Shiny. Special. Supporting an a completely different level!


Same as $20 level, but extra support!


Includes

  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • Discord Server access
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (USA only)
Tuckerize Me!
$50 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
Immortalize yourself or a loved one as a character to die in my book. So long as you support, you can be in the next book.

Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • Discord Server access
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (USA only)
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (International)
  • Tuckerization
Goals
$925 of $2,000 per month
BOTH podcasts, ISBW and DD, will come out weekly!
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Hi there, we are Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace, long-time podcasters and authors. We are bringing you podcasts about writing.

Mur has won the Podcast Peer Award, the Parsec Award, the Manly Wade Wellman Award, and the John W. Campbell award for best new writer. She was inducted into the Podcaster Hall of Fame in 2015. She hosts and produces the long-running podcast I Should Be Writing. This podcast helps new writers overcome both emotional ("Rejection! My career is OVER!") and craft-specific ("How do I choose a POV for my novel?") writing problems. She interviews pro writers, travels to cons, and sometimes posts video. She's interviewed bestsellers, award winners, screenwriters, nonfiction, fiction, but focuses mostly on science fiction/fantasy. This show is clean. 

Matt joined Mur in 2015 to start the show Ditch Diggers, a podcast for writers who want to make a living. We don't worry about craft, we worry about how to get an editor to pay you and what to do when your small press publisher goes under. Bad reviews, incompatible agents, and more, we tackle it all with unflinching honesty. This show is explicit. 

Your patronage will help us with equipment, travel to conventions to get interviews and live shows, and keep the electricity on so that we can record. Thanks for checking us out!

Recent posts by Mur Lafferty

Tiers
Fabulist
$1 or more per month 179 patrons
Thanks for supporting! You're with a wonderful group of people. This level will get you patron-only content and TEN plus years of ISBW archives.


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
Risk Taker
$2 or more per month 31 patrons
Wanna give more than 1 and less than 5? We have you covered!


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
Risk and Reading
$3 or more per month 23 patrons
You may not care about my podcasts but you'd like to support my fiction - which is awesome. You'll get sample chapters, updates on specific projects, and more. In all self-pub stuff, you will find your name as an official Patron. (Opt out available, obviously.)

Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
Reader
$5 or more per month 78 patrons
If you're a reader instead of a podcast fan, I can get you PDFs of all my self-published books!


!!New!! I've joined Discord and made a server just for Patreon supporters! 


Includes

  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Discord Server access
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
Commissioner
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
GUESS WHAT? I'm starting a new serial fiction, and it's ONLY FOR YOU. When I'm done I will self pub it and send you the PDF (or ebook or mobi).


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Discord Server access
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
"To my dear friend..."
$20 or more per month 7 of 50 patrons
I have a ton of ARCs and author comp copies lying around gathering dust. I'd much rather send them to people who would appreciate them. (US only please, cause shipping is $$$)


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • Discord Server access
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (USA only)
"To my dear, international friend..."
$25 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
I need a bit more to handle shipping across the borders, but the same as the $20 level.


Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • Discord Server access
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (International)
Unicorns
$30 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
New. Shiny. Special. Supporting an a completely different level!


Same as $20 level, but extra support!


Includes

  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • Discord Server access
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (USA only)
Tuckerize Me!
$50 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
Immortalize yourself or a loved one as a character to die in my book. So long as you support, you can be in the next book.

Includes
  • Access to the ISBW and DD archives
  • Patron-only content feed
  • BONUS: Do you like dogs? I like dogs. Have pics of my dogs.
  • "Patron" status in books
  • Sample chapters of works in progress
  • PDFs of finished self pubbed books
  • EXCLUSIVE serial story!
  • Discord Server access
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (USA only)
  • SIGNED Advanced Reader Copies of my books! (International)
  • Tuckerization