Ari Marmell is creating fantasy fiction
40

patrons

$195
per month
Hey, folks. My name is Ari Marmell, or "Mouseferatu" if you know me from any number of gaming forums. I'm an author, working mostly in fantasy with occasional forays into horror and sci-fi. You may already be familiar with, for example, my Mick Oberon fantasy-noir series, my Widdershins YA fantasy, or my tie-in work for properties such as Magic: the Gathering or Darksiders. I've also published a number of short stories. If you're only familiar with my work in role-playing games, well, welcome to the fiction side of things.


So why am I doing a Patreon, and what do you get out of it?

Well, for one, I get to write, and you get to read, more--and more varied--fiction. Just for starters, with a successful Patreon, I'll need fewer small freelance jobs on the side, leading to more time for novels and short stories.

It's not just about more writing, though, but also about having more freedom in what I write. If I'm relying primarily on large publishers, I have to tailor most of my writing to what I think will interest a large publisher. If my Patreon is successful enough, I can spend some time on more experimental, less mainstream stuff. When I know there's already some money coming in, I can afford to do more work that I know might end up with smaller publishers or self-published.

And I want to share not just the results with you, but the process. I've got a variety of backer rewards that I think will interest a great many of you, and quite a few involve peeks behind the curtain.

So let's make this happen. And thank you so much for your support--not just here on Patreon, but in general. There are no professional authors without readers like you.


Where to find me online:

Rewards
Apprentice
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
If you can't do much but still want to help out, this tier comes with my deepest gratitude. You also might occasionally see announcements shortly before they go public, but mostly the gratitude thing.
Journeyman/Journeywoman
$2 or more per month 11 patrons
All the aforementioned gratitude, but more importantly you'll have access to various patron-only writings, discussions, and Q&As. These may include general thoughts on my writing process, brainstorming of future novel or game book ideas, and the like.
Master
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
All the above plus, at least once a month, you'll be able to view an unedited draft of a short story or a chapter of a longer work in progress. (If I'm writing something I'm contractually forbidden to share, I'll find other, similar content for you.) You'll also have access to occasional D&D material I create based on my fiction.
Landed Noble
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
All the above, plus you'll have access to a monthly Q&A video in which I--either alone or with other authors--answer various questions on a specific topic. You'll be able to provide specific questions, and request particular topics, for those videos.  Further, each month a small randomly selected group of people at this tier and above will have the opportunity to actively join the Q&A chats, to discuss and ask follow-up questions. Think of it as a miniature convention panel.


(Note that these videos might eventually be made public, but not for at least several months after backers see them.)


You'll also receive a free e-book copy of anything I self-publish while you're a backer at this level or higher. However, be aware that I currently don't know how much, or how often, I'll actually be self-publishing. So think of this as, at most, a potential occasional bonus. 

Royalty
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
All the above, plus I will start by sending you a signed novel of my choice, and you will receive signed copies of all my print-published work that comes out while you're a patron at this level. This patronage level is limited, due to availability of author's copies and shipping costs.
Goals
$195 of $200 per month
This should be enough to prove that Patreon can provide me an emergency safety cushion, if nothing else. My stress will be reduced considerably. Everyone who has pledged at the point we make this goal will be included in a Special Thanks page in a future novel.
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Hey, folks. My name is Ari Marmell, or "Mouseferatu" if you know me from any number of gaming forums. I'm an author, working mostly in fantasy with occasional forays into horror and sci-fi. You may already be familiar with, for example, my Mick Oberon fantasy-noir series, my Widdershins YA fantasy, or my tie-in work for properties such as Magic: the Gathering or Darksiders. I've also published a number of short stories. If you're only familiar with my work in role-playing games, well, welcome to the fiction side of things.


So why am I doing a Patreon, and what do you get out of it?

Well, for one, I get to write, and you get to read, more--and more varied--fiction. Just for starters, with a successful Patreon, I'll need fewer small freelance jobs on the side, leading to more time for novels and short stories.

It's not just about more writing, though, but also about having more freedom in what I write. If I'm relying primarily on large publishers, I have to tailor most of my writing to what I think will interest a large publisher. If my Patreon is successful enough, I can spend some time on more experimental, less mainstream stuff. When I know there's already some money coming in, I can afford to do more work that I know might end up with smaller publishers or self-published.

And I want to share not just the results with you, but the process. I've got a variety of backer rewards that I think will interest a great many of you, and quite a few involve peeks behind the curtain.

So let's make this happen. And thank you so much for your support--not just here on Patreon, but in general. There are no professional authors without readers like you.


Where to find me online:

Recent posts by Ari Marmell

Rewards
Apprentice
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
If you can't do much but still want to help out, this tier comes with my deepest gratitude. You also might occasionally see announcements shortly before they go public, but mostly the gratitude thing.
Journeyman/Journeywoman
$2 or more per month 11 patrons
All the aforementioned gratitude, but more importantly you'll have access to various patron-only writings, discussions, and Q&As. These may include general thoughts on my writing process, brainstorming of future novel or game book ideas, and the like.
Master
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
All the above plus, at least once a month, you'll be able to view an unedited draft of a short story or a chapter of a longer work in progress. (If I'm writing something I'm contractually forbidden to share, I'll find other, similar content for you.) You'll also have access to occasional D&D material I create based on my fiction.
Landed Noble
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
All the above, plus you'll have access to a monthly Q&A video in which I--either alone or with other authors--answer various questions on a specific topic. You'll be able to provide specific questions, and request particular topics, for those videos.  Further, each month a small randomly selected group of people at this tier and above will have the opportunity to actively join the Q&A chats, to discuss and ask follow-up questions. Think of it as a miniature convention panel.


(Note that these videos might eventually be made public, but not for at least several months after backers see them.)


You'll also receive a free e-book copy of anything I self-publish while you're a backer at this level or higher. However, be aware that I currently don't know how much, or how often, I'll actually be self-publishing. So think of this as, at most, a potential occasional bonus. 

Royalty
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
All the above, plus I will start by sending you a signed novel of my choice, and you will receive signed copies of all my print-published work that comes out while you're a patron at this level. This patronage level is limited, due to availability of author's copies and shipping costs.