Ninja Writers is creating zines, stories, and revolution
211

patrons

$1,098
per month
In case you're new to Patreon, here's what to do:

1. Learn more about Ninja Writers by reading below.
2. Click the "Become a Patron" button and check out the levels of support.
3. Pick a level and get your rewards!
4. Know that you're a hero for supporting your writing community.

Support at the $3 level today and you'll get (right now): 

The Writing Planner
The Plotting Workshop eBook.
31 Days of Ninja Writing eBook.
Something new every single month.




Hey, Ninja Writer!

Welcome to our Patreon page.

If you're new here: I'm Shaunta Grimes. I'm a novelist, a teacher, and a student. And I'm the founder of Ninja Writers. In fact, in the spectrum of coolest things I've ever been a part of, Ninja Writers is right up there with seeing my novel on the shelf at Barnes and Nobel and the library.

And let me tell you, seeing it at the library was incredible.

I have one guiding principle: I believe that a good story well told can change the world.

I also have a favorite quote. It's from Ray Bradbury and it goes like this: Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. 

Ninja Writers is all about building a daily writing and reading habit, then seeing what happens. 

We've grown from just me in February 2016 to 12,000 in January 2017. There are 8000 writers in our Facebook Group and it's growing at a rate of more than 1000 per month!

Here's a little about how Patreon works. 

Think of Patreon as Kickstarter, only instead of supporting a single project once, you're supporting a body of work and a community on an ongoing monthly basis. In return, I create things to help you write your novel and give them to you.

Your support (and even $1 a month makes a huge difference) lets me continue to work full time on this revolutionary community. It allows me to employ two Ninja Writers part time and one as a freelancer. It lets me develop ways for your stories to get out into the world. It gives me the resources to create courses and books for you.

But also? It supports other Ninja Writers. Because Starting in April 2017, we'll be producing a quarterly zine with stories from 10 community contributors and every time an issue is launched, those contributors share $1 for every patron who is supporting Ninja Writers at the time.

So, if there are 100 supporters, they'll earn $10 each.

If there are 1000, they'll earn $100 each.

Cool, right? 

So, your monthly support makes you a patron of the Ninja Writers community as a whole, my fiction writing, and the Ninja Writers whose work we publish in our zine (it's called The NW.)

Supporting the artists and the creative communities you love is so important. It's how we take control of the publishing industry. It's how we revolutionize this thing. And I'm so, so excited to be on this journey with you.

I want to be able to write and create and teach and give it to you without the middle man, without constantly having to try to sell you something, without working about whether this story is commercial enough, if this book will find a publisher, if this course will sell enough spots to make it worth creating for those who it will help.

And that's what Patreon will do. 

My motto for 2017 comes from that Bradbury quote. Just see what happens. It starts here. And you're here. And this is happening. Let's just see what happens. 

Love,
Shaunta

P.S. Your support means everything in the world to me. Thank you!
Rewards
Thank you, Ninja!
$1 or more per month 47 patrons
For your $1 contribution every month, you'll have my undying thanks forever, plus $1 will be added to the fund for the contributors to The NW. our quarterly zine, and you'll get a digital copy.


You'll also get extra little digital goodies every now and then. Ninja surprises! Including immediate free a access to any writing-related content that I post beind the paywall on Medium.


$1  contributors also get a digital copy of our quarterly zine.


Hero Ninja
$3 or more per month 94 patrons
You are my hero, Ninja! Thank you so much for supporting our community.

At the $3 level, you get everything in the $1 level, plus all manner of digital goodies.

You'll gain access to some fun digital downloads.

You'll be able to sign up for my text list. At least once a week I'll send some inspiration and cheerleading to your cell phone or email inbox.





Rock Star (Domestic)
$5 or more per month 26 patrons
Hey, you incredible Ninja! This is so awesome. Thank you for supporting at this level.

The $5 level is for you if you live in the US and you want a print copy of our zine, The NW, every quarter. 

You get everything included in the $3 level, plus a print copy of the zine delivered to your snail mail address.
Rock Star (International)
$6 or more per month 9 patrons
Hey, you non-US Ninja full of awesome and rainbows!

This level is for you if you live outside of the US and you want a print copy of our zine, The NW delivered to your snail mail address.

You get everything included in the $3 level, plus a print copy of The NW.
Ninja Scholar
$10 or more per month 67 patrons
Ninja Writer, you are so incredible. This level of support is so generous!

At the $10 level, you'll get everything included in the $5 or $6 level, plus access to several courses at the Ninja Writers school on Teachable.

Right now you'll have access to the full version of The Plotting Workshop and Life, Curated: Recipe for a Fresh Start (which is all about getting yourself on the path to a daily writing habit.)

I anticipate that I'll build at least three or four more courses in 2017. Maybe more. You'll get instant access to all of them.


Also, you get access to The 1000 Day MFA community! Read this to learn more. 

Ninja with a Coach
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
This level is for you if you want to give book coaching a try.

In addition to everything you get in the $10 level, once a month I'll read 5 pages of your work and respond to it on a craft level and a story level.

Ninja with a Mentor
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
At this (incredible!) level of support, you'll get everything in the $50 level, plus you'll get a phone call with me.

When I was first starting to write, what I would have wanted most of all was access to someone who could mentor me. At this level, you can send me 5 pages of your work every month and I'll read it and respond to it.

Plus we'll hop on the phone for half an hour to talk about your work, after you've had a chance to absorb the feedback.

Goals
$1,098 of $5,000 per month
If we hit our $5,000 a month goal, we'll make the DIY version of our flagship course (A Novel Idea) available to every patron at every level.
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In case you're new to Patreon, here's what to do:

1. Learn more about Ninja Writers by reading below.
2. Click the "Become a Patron" button and check out the levels of support.
3. Pick a level and get your rewards!
4. Know that you're a hero for supporting your writing community.

Support at the $3 level today and you'll get (right now): 

The Writing Planner
The Plotting Workshop eBook.
31 Days of Ninja Writing eBook.
Something new every single month.




Hey, Ninja Writer!

Welcome to our Patreon page.

If you're new here: I'm Shaunta Grimes. I'm a novelist, a teacher, and a student. And I'm the founder of Ninja Writers. In fact, in the spectrum of coolest things I've ever been a part of, Ninja Writers is right up there with seeing my novel on the shelf at Barnes and Nobel and the library.

And let me tell you, seeing it at the library was incredible.

I have one guiding principle: I believe that a good story well told can change the world.

I also have a favorite quote. It's from Ray Bradbury and it goes like this: Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. 

Ninja Writers is all about building a daily writing and reading habit, then seeing what happens. 

We've grown from just me in February 2016 to 12,000 in January 2017. There are 8000 writers in our Facebook Group and it's growing at a rate of more than 1000 per month!

Here's a little about how Patreon works. 

Think of Patreon as Kickstarter, only instead of supporting a single project once, you're supporting a body of work and a community on an ongoing monthly basis. In return, I create things to help you write your novel and give them to you.

Your support (and even $1 a month makes a huge difference) lets me continue to work full time on this revolutionary community. It allows me to employ two Ninja Writers part time and one as a freelancer. It lets me develop ways for your stories to get out into the world. It gives me the resources to create courses and books for you.

But also? It supports other Ninja Writers. Because Starting in April 2017, we'll be producing a quarterly zine with stories from 10 community contributors and every time an issue is launched, those contributors share $1 for every patron who is supporting Ninja Writers at the time.

So, if there are 100 supporters, they'll earn $10 each.

If there are 1000, they'll earn $100 each.

Cool, right? 

So, your monthly support makes you a patron of the Ninja Writers community as a whole, my fiction writing, and the Ninja Writers whose work we publish in our zine (it's called The NW.)

Supporting the artists and the creative communities you love is so important. It's how we take control of the publishing industry. It's how we revolutionize this thing. And I'm so, so excited to be on this journey with you.

I want to be able to write and create and teach and give it to you without the middle man, without constantly having to try to sell you something, without working about whether this story is commercial enough, if this book will find a publisher, if this course will sell enough spots to make it worth creating for those who it will help.

And that's what Patreon will do. 

My motto for 2017 comes from that Bradbury quote. Just see what happens. It starts here. And you're here. And this is happening. Let's just see what happens. 

Love,
Shaunta

P.S. Your support means everything in the world to me. Thank you!

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Rewards
Thank you, Ninja!
$1 or more per month 47 patrons
For your $1 contribution every month, you'll have my undying thanks forever, plus $1 will be added to the fund for the contributors to The NW. our quarterly zine, and you'll get a digital copy.


You'll also get extra little digital goodies every now and then. Ninja surprises! Including immediate free a access to any writing-related content that I post beind the paywall on Medium.


$1  contributors also get a digital copy of our quarterly zine.


Hero Ninja
$3 or more per month 94 patrons
You are my hero, Ninja! Thank you so much for supporting our community.

At the $3 level, you get everything in the $1 level, plus all manner of digital goodies.

You'll gain access to some fun digital downloads.

You'll be able to sign up for my text list. At least once a week I'll send some inspiration and cheerleading to your cell phone or email inbox.





Rock Star (Domestic)
$5 or more per month 26 patrons
Hey, you incredible Ninja! This is so awesome. Thank you for supporting at this level.

The $5 level is for you if you live in the US and you want a print copy of our zine, The NW, every quarter. 

You get everything included in the $3 level, plus a print copy of the zine delivered to your snail mail address.
Rock Star (International)
$6 or more per month 9 patrons
Hey, you non-US Ninja full of awesome and rainbows!

This level is for you if you live outside of the US and you want a print copy of our zine, The NW delivered to your snail mail address.

You get everything included in the $3 level, plus a print copy of The NW.
Ninja Scholar
$10 or more per month 67 patrons
Ninja Writer, you are so incredible. This level of support is so generous!

At the $10 level, you'll get everything included in the $5 or $6 level, plus access to several courses at the Ninja Writers school on Teachable.

Right now you'll have access to the full version of The Plotting Workshop and Life, Curated: Recipe for a Fresh Start (which is all about getting yourself on the path to a daily writing habit.)

I anticipate that I'll build at least three or four more courses in 2017. Maybe more. You'll get instant access to all of them.


Also, you get access to The 1000 Day MFA community! Read this to learn more. 

Ninja with a Coach
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
This level is for you if you want to give book coaching a try.

In addition to everything you get in the $10 level, once a month I'll read 5 pages of your work and respond to it on a craft level and a story level.

Ninja with a Mentor
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
At this (incredible!) level of support, you'll get everything in the $50 level, plus you'll get a phone call with me.

When I was first starting to write, what I would have wanted most of all was access to someone who could mentor me. At this level, you can send me 5 pages of your work every month and I'll read it and respond to it.

Plus we'll hop on the phone for half an hour to talk about your work, after you've had a chance to absorb the feedback.