Ari Marmell

is creating fantasy fiction

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Apprentice
$1
per month
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
per month
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
per month
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.

30

patrons

$202

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About

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:

Goals
$201.56 of $500 per month
I can start spending money on things like better equipment, occasional trips, and the like. More importantly for you guys, I can start drawing down the number of small side-gigs I need to keep things flowing.

I will make materials such as outlines for prior books, and maybe even unpublished material from before my career truly began--I mean, the stuff that really, really wasn't good--available to backers of Master level or higher.
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