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I need money to live on while I write more books.

Hi, I'm Benjamin Mumford-Zisk, and I thought it was best to get that out of the way up front.

I don't know how long I've been writing. I got my degree in journalism about twelve years ago, and I've been writing fiction ever since, but obviously I was writing before that, too, or I wouldn't have been majoring in journalism. I got into university solely on the strength of my essay. (They told me to my face.) I wasn't a great student, but I always got top marks in English. I've always only been a writer.

It's an odd thing to realize, that you're a bit of an existential one-trick pony.
Writing, to me, is indefinable. I mean, not literally, obviously writing is putting words down on something they'll stick to, but in the poetical sense, writing is indefinable. It's a simple act of creation that encompasses the whole of human past present and future. How do you encapsulate something that itself encapsulates God, Annie Proulx and celebrity cookbooks?

Writing is thought. And thought is everything in the universe.

There, see, I did it, I said I wouldn't and I did it, I distilled writing down to a single word. Me, little old me, summing up reality in a single pithy bon mot, who would have thought I had it in me God I love this job.

That's what I'm supposed to say, innit? Something profound.

Pft.

I mean, if profound is your thing, don't let me discourage you, but let me be entirely honest, here: I decided to become a writer because writing is the best damn feeling in the world and nothing has ever made me happier. Well, nothing I can mention here. My mom's gonna read this.

I write because I love writing. I have a patreon account because I want to keep writing. It's a bloody hard market to break into in this day and age, and I need money so I can combine my two favorite things in the world: Writing and not starving to death.


If you give me money, I'll write more books. Simple as that. You throw a couple bucks my way, there'll be more books out there for you to read. And while you're waiting, I'll do my damndest to make you laugh.

Now, there's a chance my writing's not your cup of tea. But the way I see it, all that means is there's also a chance my writing will blow your mind and change your life. That's the beauty of writing, really. It's everything, so it can be anything.


Tiers
Bespoke Science Fiction Cat Memes!
$1 or more per month
Like any good millennial, I manufacture my own cat memes, and like any good nerd, I can’t help but put a little frisson of scifi all up in the mix. Gimme a buck, and once a month I'll give you a scifi cat meme that'll make you giggle and get your brainbox firing. 
Cartoons about Writing
$2 or more per month
Back in the day, I wanted to be a cartoonist. I wrote papers for my student newspaper. Most of them were banned for being lewd. I didn't think that was my fault. Anyway, that tradition of excellence* continues with my Cartoons about Writing! Get the lowdown skinny straight jive about being a writer! 



*Yeah, I said it. Excellence. 

ASK ME ANYTHING!
$3 or more per month
Ask me anything. I'll do a 30 second video giving an answer.

I don't care if I don't know what I'm talking about, I'm a writer! 
Monthly Trivia Podcast!
$10 or more per month
Love bar trivia? Hate paying ten bucks a drink? Want to trivia naked and NOT get arrested? 

Thanks to my monthly trivia podcast, you can enjoy the thrills and spills of bar trivia in the comfort of your own home! 


For three years I wrote and performed trivia games at illustrious clubs all over scenic Ithaca, NY. Now I bring that hard-won expertise to you, the consumer. 


Patrons at this tier will receive a monthly three round general knowledge trivia podcast designed to be played with friends, with instructions, questions, intermissions, and answers*. 


*The latest top 40 bar music not included. I really don't wanna get sued.  


Patrons at this tier will receive all previous rewards. 

The Origami Man...THE AUDIOBOOK!
$30 or more per month
I've been recording an audio version of The Origami Man for a while now. Patrons at this level will receive monthly serialized chapters of The Origami Man until it's finished. Then we'll move on to A Farther Orbit, and then...new Origami Man Adventures!


Patrons at this tier will receive all previous rewards. 

Goals
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If this starts making me five hundred bucks a month, I'll be pretty blown away. But after I'm finished being blown away, I'll make a point of writing at least one more short story per month. Short stories are a lyrical form of fiction that I really love, and I would relish the opportunity to spend more time with them. 
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I need money to live on while I write more books.

Hi, I'm Benjamin Mumford-Zisk, and I thought it was best to get that out of the way up front.

I don't know how long I've been writing. I got my degree in journalism about twelve years ago, and I've been writing fiction ever since, but obviously I was writing before that, too, or I wouldn't have been majoring in journalism. I got into university solely on the strength of my essay. (They told me to my face.) I wasn't a great student, but I always got top marks in English. I've always only been a writer.

It's an odd thing to realize, that you're a bit of an existential one-trick pony.
Writing, to me, is indefinable. I mean, not literally, obviously writing is putting words down on something they'll stick to, but in the poetical sense, writing is indefinable. It's a simple act of creation that encompasses the whole of human past present and future. How do you encapsulate something that itself encapsulates God, Annie Proulx and celebrity cookbooks?

Writing is thought. And thought is everything in the universe.

There, see, I did it, I said I wouldn't and I did it, I distilled writing down to a single word. Me, little old me, summing up reality in a single pithy bon mot, who would have thought I had it in me God I love this job.

That's what I'm supposed to say, innit? Something profound.

Pft.

I mean, if profound is your thing, don't let me discourage you, but let me be entirely honest, here: I decided to become a writer because writing is the best damn feeling in the world and nothing has ever made me happier. Well, nothing I can mention here. My mom's gonna read this.

I write because I love writing. I have a patreon account because I want to keep writing. It's a bloody hard market to break into in this day and age, and I need money so I can combine my two favorite things in the world: Writing and not starving to death.


If you give me money, I'll write more books. Simple as that. You throw a couple bucks my way, there'll be more books out there for you to read. And while you're waiting, I'll do my damndest to make you laugh.

Now, there's a chance my writing's not your cup of tea. But the way I see it, all that means is there's also a chance my writing will blow your mind and change your life. That's the beauty of writing, really. It's everything, so it can be anything.


Recent posts by Benjamin Mumford-Zisk

Tiers
Bespoke Science Fiction Cat Memes!
$1 or more per month
Like any good millennial, I manufacture my own cat memes, and like any good nerd, I can’t help but put a little frisson of scifi all up in the mix. Gimme a buck, and once a month I'll give you a scifi cat meme that'll make you giggle and get your brainbox firing. 
Cartoons about Writing
$2 or more per month
Back in the day, I wanted to be a cartoonist. I wrote papers for my student newspaper. Most of them were banned for being lewd. I didn't think that was my fault. Anyway, that tradition of excellence* continues with my Cartoons about Writing! Get the lowdown skinny straight jive about being a writer! 



*Yeah, I said it. Excellence. 

ASK ME ANYTHING!
$3 or more per month
Ask me anything. I'll do a 30 second video giving an answer.

I don't care if I don't know what I'm talking about, I'm a writer! 
Monthly Trivia Podcast!
$10 or more per month
Love bar trivia? Hate paying ten bucks a drink? Want to trivia naked and NOT get arrested? 

Thanks to my monthly trivia podcast, you can enjoy the thrills and spills of bar trivia in the comfort of your own home! 


For three years I wrote and performed trivia games at illustrious clubs all over scenic Ithaca, NY. Now I bring that hard-won expertise to you, the consumer. 


Patrons at this tier will receive a monthly three round general knowledge trivia podcast designed to be played with friends, with instructions, questions, intermissions, and answers*. 


*The latest top 40 bar music not included. I really don't wanna get sued.  


Patrons at this tier will receive all previous rewards. 

The Origami Man...THE AUDIOBOOK!
$30 or more per month
I've been recording an audio version of The Origami Man for a while now. Patrons at this level will receive monthly serialized chapters of The Origami Man until it's finished. Then we'll move on to A Farther Orbit, and then...new Origami Man Adventures!


Patrons at this tier will receive all previous rewards.