Michael Shawn Sommermeyer is creating new pulp fiction.
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I started my career in television as a news anchor and reporter. I then decided I needed to do more writing. The editor of my first magazine article asked for 3,500 words. I immediately panicked because I tended to write less than 75 words for my television stories. Talk about jumping into the frying pan. Anyway, the article turned out fine. My first job as a true writer was as a science writer for a university. The engineering dean tested my knowledge of science once; I think I passed. To be successful, a science writer has to be curious. That skill has carried over to my fiction writing.



I write short fiction. I found it is easier than long fiction in that I can write a short story or a bit of fluff a lot quicker. Some of my stories may end up longer. But so far, short is best. My main goal is to practice and stretch my creative writing.
Tiers
Very Short Stories and Stuff
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This is where you get a very short story (usually less than 100 words), a bunch of other stories and ideas, and you get to send me a writing prompt (if you wish.) I will use your prompt to come up with more stories.


Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • All Sorts of Short Stories, Ideas, and Drabbles
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Serial New Pulp Fiction
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
In this tier, you can access the Very Short Stories, everything else, and send me a prompt (if you wish).


You also can access my serial stories. Each chapter in my pulp stories come out at least once a week. The whole story will be between 6,000 - 10,000 words and you can help me edit it (make suggestions, point out holes, etc.).


Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • All Sorts of Short Stories, Ideas, and Drabbles
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Story Roundtable
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
A behind-the-scenes look at my writing process, including sneak peaks at WIPs, stories, editing, and writing tips.


Plus, you get everything else already mentioned in Tiers 1 and 2. 


Includes


  • Very Short Stories
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Behind the Scenes, i.e., drafts, WIPs in progress, Q&A and live videos.
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Short Story Glory
$10 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
 I will put your first and/or last name in a story. Or you can pick someone to include in a story. Fancy being a ingenious detective looking for a murderer? Or maybe, you want to be the murderer! Either way, I will weave you into the plot.


Oh, you get everything else already mentioned in Tiers 1 and 2. 

 

Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • All Sorts of Short Stories, Ideas, and Drabbles
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Inspiration and Help
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
In this tier, you can access everything I offer. Also, I will give you an exclusive spot for you to upload your stories and I will offer advice. Sort of a editor, but more of a mentor (I will point out places I think the story could improve or holes I fell in). 


Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Mentoring, Editing, Story/Novel Tuneup
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
I want to buy the Scrivener writing software and I have my eye on some fancy lighting for my videos. My ultimate goal is to start making some money as a writer and start spending more time being creative.
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I started my career in television as a news anchor and reporter. I then decided I needed to do more writing. The editor of my first magazine article asked for 3,500 words. I immediately panicked because I tended to write less than 75 words for my television stories. Talk about jumping into the frying pan. Anyway, the article turned out fine. My first job as a true writer was as a science writer for a university. The engineering dean tested my knowledge of science once; I think I passed. To be successful, a science writer has to be curious. That skill has carried over to my fiction writing.



I write short fiction. I found it is easier than long fiction in that I can write a short story or a bit of fluff a lot quicker. Some of my stories may end up longer. But so far, short is best. My main goal is to practice and stretch my creative writing.

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Tiers
Very Short Stories and Stuff
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This is where you get a very short story (usually less than 100 words), a bunch of other stories and ideas, and you get to send me a writing prompt (if you wish.) I will use your prompt to come up with more stories.


Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • All Sorts of Short Stories, Ideas, and Drabbles
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Serial New Pulp Fiction
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
In this tier, you can access the Very Short Stories, everything else, and send me a prompt (if you wish).


You also can access my serial stories. Each chapter in my pulp stories come out at least once a week. The whole story will be between 6,000 - 10,000 words and you can help me edit it (make suggestions, point out holes, etc.).


Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • All Sorts of Short Stories, Ideas, and Drabbles
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Story Roundtable
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
A behind-the-scenes look at my writing process, including sneak peaks at WIPs, stories, editing, and writing tips.


Plus, you get everything else already mentioned in Tiers 1 and 2. 


Includes


  • Very Short Stories
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Behind the Scenes, i.e., drafts, WIPs in progress, Q&A and live videos.
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Short Story Glory
$10 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
 I will put your first and/or last name in a story. Or you can pick someone to include in a story. Fancy being a ingenious detective looking for a murderer? Or maybe, you want to be the murderer! Either way, I will weave you into the plot.


Oh, you get everything else already mentioned in Tiers 1 and 2. 

 

Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • All Sorts of Short Stories, Ideas, and Drabbles
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards
Inspiration and Help
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
In this tier, you can access everything I offer. Also, I will give you an exclusive spot for you to upload your stories and I will offer advice. Sort of a editor, but more of a mentor (I will point out places I think the story could improve or holes I fell in). 


Includes

  • Very Short Stories
  • Weekly Serial New Pulp Fiction Chapters
  • Mentoring, Editing, Story/Novel Tuneup
  • Twitter Follow
Includes Discord rewards