Rachel Welton

Rachel Welton

is creating fantasy and young adult fiction

27

patrons

$101

per month
My name is Rachel Welton. I’m here to yell about stories.

I’ve been writing all manner of nonsense since I was a wee gal, but this year, I’m getting serious about my nonsense. By supporting me, you’ll help me become a professional writer.

Right now, I spend my days working as a seamstress. This takes a decent amount of time and an even larger portion of my attention, so your support will let me spend more time finishing manuscripts, submitting stories, and learning about the wild world of fantasy and young adult publishing.

Being a philanthropist feels great (I know: I back a few writers myself!), but you’re not here just for those good feelings. By becoming my patron, you’ll gain access to my works-in-progress, story outtakes, thoughts on the writing process, and much more.

But there are millions of aspiring writers. Why should you back me, of all people?

It’ll be funny.

You’ll get to watch me tackle absurd challenges. Last year, I made a solemn vow to write for 365 days straight. This year, I swore to rack up 50 rejections from professional short story markets. Patrons at the $1 level will get access to my blog, where I post about what I’ve learned from these stunts, snippets from works-in-progress, and insight into my writing process. You’ll see my one-off challenges, everyday musings, and failed experiments!

I’ve got a track record.

Though I’m new to the world of publishing, I write like it’s my job. This year, I laid down more than 400,000 words (about five book’s worth of pages!) on various projects. I’ve completed NaNoWriMo ten years running. I have two novels in progress, several short stories out on submission, and a novella in revision. I’m determined to make it as a writer, and with your help, I can do it!

My day job as a seamstress is hard on my hands. Years of cutting and sewing mean that overuse now makes my hands tingly, numb, and worthless for other pursuits. During months when I have to take on a lot of extra sewing to make ends meet, my ability to type— and thus write!— tanks, and I have to chose between writing and recuperation. If you support me, I’ll still have enough dexterity left to type!

You'll get never-before-seen stories-- and more.

Patrons at the $1/month level will get access to flash fiction, short stories, and in-world snippets from my works-in-progress.

Patrons at the $5/month level will also see book reviews, get updates as I flail my way through the Wide World of Publishing, and get a crack at naming characters and places in my worlds!

If you're a writer who needs some loving encouragement, you can join at the $10/month level. Patrons at that level will get to join in monthly writing sessions, where I'll run writing sprints, offer up prompts and suggest writing resources, and keep you on track as you get your words in.

Thanks so much for checking out my Patreon page, and thank you for believing in me!
Tiers
Comrade
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only blog posts!
  • Get sneak peaks of work-in-progress!
Boon Companion
$3 or more per month
  • Monthly short stories, flash fiction, book reviews, or bonus content from my fantasy worlds!
  • Updates on my adventures in publishing!
  • ...plus all previous rewards!
Kindred Spirit
$10 or more per month
  • Join my monthly patron-only writing circle
  • Get a crack at naming my characters or places via patron-only polls!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Goals
$40 – reached! per month
If my collective patrons pledge this much, I’ll be able to apply for science fiction and fantasy writing workshops that will help me hone my skills! At this level, I’ll be able to pay application fees to the big ones, like Clarion and Odyssey, plus put some money towards tuition.
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My name is Rachel Welton. I’m here to yell about stories.

I’ve been writing all manner of nonsense since I was a wee gal, but this year, I’m getting serious about my nonsense. By supporting me, you’ll help me become a professional writer.

Right now, I spend my days working as a seamstress. This takes a decent amount of time and an even larger portion of my attention, so your support will let me spend more time finishing manuscripts, submitting stories, and learning about the wild world of fantasy and young adult publishing.

Being a philanthropist feels great (I know: I back a few writers myself!), but you’re not here just for those good feelings. By becoming my patron, you’ll gain access to my works-in-progress, story outtakes, thoughts on the writing process, and much more.

But there are millions of aspiring writers. Why should you back me, of all people?

It’ll be funny.

You’ll get to watch me tackle absurd challenges. Last year, I made a solemn vow to write for 365 days straight. This year, I swore to rack up 50 rejections from professional short story markets. Patrons at the $1 level will get access to my blog, where I post about what I’ve learned from these stunts, snippets from works-in-progress, and insight into my writing process. You’ll see my one-off challenges, everyday musings, and failed experiments!

I’ve got a track record.

Though I’m new to the world of publishing, I write like it’s my job. This year, I laid down more than 400,000 words (about five book’s worth of pages!) on various projects. I’ve completed NaNoWriMo ten years running. I have two novels in progress, several short stories out on submission, and a novella in revision. I’m determined to make it as a writer, and with your help, I can do it!

My day job as a seamstress is hard on my hands. Years of cutting and sewing mean that overuse now makes my hands tingly, numb, and worthless for other pursuits. During months when I have to take on a lot of extra sewing to make ends meet, my ability to type— and thus write!— tanks, and I have to chose between writing and recuperation. If you support me, I’ll still have enough dexterity left to type!

You'll get never-before-seen stories-- and more.

Patrons at the $1/month level will get access to flash fiction, short stories, and in-world snippets from my works-in-progress.

Patrons at the $5/month level will also see book reviews, get updates as I flail my way through the Wide World of Publishing, and get a crack at naming characters and places in my worlds!

If you're a writer who needs some loving encouragement, you can join at the $10/month level. Patrons at that level will get to join in monthly writing sessions, where I'll run writing sprints, offer up prompts and suggest writing resources, and keep you on track as you get your words in.

Thanks so much for checking out my Patreon page, and thank you for believing in me!

Recent posts by Rachel Welton

Tiers
Comrade
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only blog posts!
  • Get sneak peaks of work-in-progress!
Boon Companion
$3 or more per month
  • Monthly short stories, flash fiction, book reviews, or bonus content from my fantasy worlds!
  • Updates on my adventures in publishing!
  • ...plus all previous rewards!
Kindred Spirit
$10 or more per month
  • Join my monthly patron-only writing circle
  • Get a crack at naming my characters or places via patron-only polls!
  • Plus all previous rewards!