Reese Wells

Reese Wells

is creating Writing & Adventure

1

patron

$5

per creation

Awesome Rewards:

$1 - Patron Only Access
As an official patron you'll be a part of my patron-only page, where I'll share fresh updates and project ideas!
$3 - Extra Material Sharespace
This is the reward for you, my suggested donation amount if you're still unsure of my writing. Here I'll post regularly, sharing the thoughts that pop into my head before I shape them into a storyboard. Bears, bikes, meat, aliens, swords. Nothing is safe. Everything is sacred.
$5 - From the Road Uploads
If you liked my Introduction video and some of my highway compilations from Keys to Freeze, then this is the feed for you! Here I'll share my latest and greatest video projects for collective enjoyment. 
$10 - Adventure Advice
With this mighty patronage you'll have access to my articles on adventure planning as I share gear lists, suggested weekend trips, safety advice, and 'how-to' articles for backpacking, cycle touring, packrafting, urban foraging, simple living, and herbalism.
$25 - Signed Creative Output
Get pumped to receive a fat stack of signed creativity every year. Bound and sound, I hope to be able to mail you over 500 pages of novel, narrative, poetry, imagery, and mild debauchery with the passing of each year.
$50 - Yearly Review (limit 15)
As an invested patron I'd like to sit in for an hour in-person or video interview to discuss my year's work as I continue working towards my professional goals of publication and environmentalism.
$100 - Story Collaboration (limit 5)
With this highest reward you'll have the opportunity to work closely with me to dream, develop, and co-author a shorty story every year. Strap on! It's going to be a wild time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reese, I love you, but I'm not a big reader. Will you be posting more than just your writing?
Definitely! I express myself through my stories, my audio acting, and sketch comedy videos. It's all writing, all art, all love.

Why did you choose per creation payments versus monthly?
By choosing a "per creation" plan instead of asking for a monthly payment I'm allowing for the full breadth of my highest creative output, and hoping to give the best platform for you, my beautiful patrons, to enjoy my work.

I know you, man. You write A LOT. How many times a month will I be charged?
Regardless of my (somewhat prolific) output, no more than 2 works a month will be charged to patrons. These paid posts will be an exciting mix of writing, audio, and video.

Can I cap / stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Absolutely. You can choose to fund only 1 project a month, or cancel your pledge for any reason at any time.

Is there a way to follow you without having to pay?
Yes. Choose to follow me on Patreon and have access to 'All Followers' posts. Do the Facebook and Instagram thing. Go to reesewells.com and run rampant. 

About Reese Wells

I am a writer and adventurer from Winston-Salem, NC. My creative works drift along a broad spectrum, from narrative nonfiction to satire to potty humor.

I have written three manuscripts, the most recent about an 8,000 mile cycling adventure called Keys to Freeze. I am also the founder of Greater Patagonia, a 1,000 mile trek to explore the wild spaces of Chile. I believe in open communication, environmental advocacy, haiku, and black coffee.

Please visit my website reesewells.com for a more robust idea of my creative output. Or, just watch these videos. They sum it all up.


Writing Excerpts

"When I write thigh-to-thigh, consider it a turn of phrase. In truth I sat next to Tyler, his meaty legs dominating his space, my space, and Da Vinci’s depiction of the Vitruvian Man." - from Keys to Freeze

"In this episode of THE MEAT DIARIES we bring you the daring story of Ser Beef Heart, a brave beef now nearing – he believes – the end of his quest. Beef Heart, who has endured unending sacrifice to chase his Lady Love Partridge across the great expanse of Caribou, the lonely nation where our epoch exists, now stands outside of the great fortress of Viscount Veal and his lowly sidekick Squab, who have taken the Princess Partridge and have locked her up in the highest tower. Little does he realize the drama about to unfold, bloody and raw onto his plate …" - from The Meat Diaries, a Fishfin Episode

"I could be walking out on a day hike along a rocky ridgeline and, bending over to pick up a cool red and white swirled quartz rock, hear a distinct SNAP! Oh no! There goes my right ankle bone. I would scream, fall down, and roll off the trail, plummeting twenty feet off the ridge, and, after collapsing my lung upon impact, slowly suffocate to death, knowing that if only I’d brought along some parachute cord, things would have turned out differently. I will venture and say that’s the great takeaway from WFR – parachute cord. You can never have enough." from The WFR Experience, Greater Patagonia

"Where Pappy was tall and thin, weathered as worn leather, Doyle was short and pudgy, skin blotched as curdled cream. When you looked at Pappy you might think, 'My goodness. Was this man born in the woods? He looks half-tree.' Yet when your gaze wandered to little Doyle you would sigh, knowing that boy too well. Our Doyle was a child swaddled in the comforts of civilized society – a child more tuned his electronics than his surroundings." from The Lost Woods, Book I 

Not Convinced Yet?

Donate to watch me attempt to play strumstick and sing at the same time!

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Patron Only Page: This is a great way to support my writing. For less than one nickel a day you'll have access to my patron-only page, where I'll post early information on new projects and ideas.
Pledge $3 or more per creation
Extra Material Sharespace: With my $3 patrons you'll be privy to the thoughts that filter in from the back of my brain or the depths of my soul. 

Plus my Patron Only Page. POP!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
Private Video Feed: Did you like my intro video? For $5 catch my latest videos here and be notified instantly when it's posted to the feed.

Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.

Pledge $10 or more per creation
Adventure Advice: For $10 you'll have access to my articles on adventure planning as I share gear lists, suggested weekend trips, safety advice, and 'how-to' articles for backpacking, cycle touring, packrafting, urban foraging, simple living, and herbalism.

Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.
Pledge $25 or more per creation
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: At $25 you'll be receiving a signed copy of my year's creative output. One meaty volume of words, thoughts, and images bound up for your tactile enjoyment. Thank you for your love and support of who I am and what I create.

Plus my Adventure Advice.
Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.
Pledge $50 or more per creation
only 15 left
Yearly Review: I'd like to take the time to meet or video call with you once a year to go over my previous year's work. I'd like your feedback and suggestions as I continue to work towards my professional goals of writing and environmentalism.

Plus my Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
Plus my Adventure Advice.
Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.
Pledge $100 or more per creation
only 5 left
Story Collaboration: At $100 this is my highest and final reward. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with me to dream, develop, and co-author a shorty story every year. Strap on! It's going to be a wild time.

Plus my Yearly Review.
Plus my Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
Plus my Adventure Advice.
Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.
Goals
$5 of $250 per creation
Help me get out of my parent's house. Please.
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Awesome Rewards:

$1 - Patron Only Access
As an official patron you'll be a part of my patron-only page, where I'll share fresh updates and project ideas!
$3 - Extra Material Sharespace
This is the reward for you, my suggested donation amount if you're still unsure of my writing. Here I'll post regularly, sharing the thoughts that pop into my head before I shape them into a storyboard. Bears, bikes, meat, aliens, swords. Nothing is safe. Everything is sacred.
$5 - From the Road Uploads
If you liked my Introduction video and some of my highway compilations from Keys to Freeze, then this is the feed for you! Here I'll share my latest and greatest video projects for collective enjoyment. 
$10 - Adventure Advice
With this mighty patronage you'll have access to my articles on adventure planning as I share gear lists, suggested weekend trips, safety advice, and 'how-to' articles for backpacking, cycle touring, packrafting, urban foraging, simple living, and herbalism.
$25 - Signed Creative Output
Get pumped to receive a fat stack of signed creativity every year. Bound and sound, I hope to be able to mail you over 500 pages of novel, narrative, poetry, imagery, and mild debauchery with the passing of each year.
$50 - Yearly Review (limit 15)
As an invested patron I'd like to sit in for an hour in-person or video interview to discuss my year's work as I continue working towards my professional goals of publication and environmentalism.
$100 - Story Collaboration (limit 5)
With this highest reward you'll have the opportunity to work closely with me to dream, develop, and co-author a shorty story every year. Strap on! It's going to be a wild time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reese, I love you, but I'm not a big reader. Will you be posting more than just your writing?
Definitely! I express myself through my stories, my audio acting, and sketch comedy videos. It's all writing, all art, all love.

Why did you choose per creation payments versus monthly?
By choosing a "per creation" plan instead of asking for a monthly payment I'm allowing for the full breadth of my highest creative output, and hoping to give the best platform for you, my beautiful patrons, to enjoy my work.

I know you, man. You write A LOT. How many times a month will I be charged?
Regardless of my (somewhat prolific) output, no more than 2 works a month will be charged to patrons. These paid posts will be an exciting mix of writing, audio, and video.

Can I cap / stop donating in the future if I can't afford it?
Absolutely. You can choose to fund only 1 project a month, or cancel your pledge for any reason at any time.

Is there a way to follow you without having to pay?
Yes. Choose to follow me on Patreon and have access to 'All Followers' posts. Do the Facebook and Instagram thing. Go to reesewells.com and run rampant. 

About Reese Wells

I am a writer and adventurer from Winston-Salem, NC. My creative works drift along a broad spectrum, from narrative nonfiction to satire to potty humor.

I have written three manuscripts, the most recent about an 8,000 mile cycling adventure called Keys to Freeze. I am also the founder of Greater Patagonia, a 1,000 mile trek to explore the wild spaces of Chile. I believe in open communication, environmental advocacy, haiku, and black coffee.

Please visit my website reesewells.com for a more robust idea of my creative output. Or, just watch these videos. They sum it all up.


Writing Excerpts

"When I write thigh-to-thigh, consider it a turn of phrase. In truth I sat next to Tyler, his meaty legs dominating his space, my space, and Da Vinci’s depiction of the Vitruvian Man." - from Keys to Freeze

"In this episode of THE MEAT DIARIES we bring you the daring story of Ser Beef Heart, a brave beef now nearing – he believes – the end of his quest. Beef Heart, who has endured unending sacrifice to chase his Lady Love Partridge across the great expanse of Caribou, the lonely nation where our epoch exists, now stands outside of the great fortress of Viscount Veal and his lowly sidekick Squab, who have taken the Princess Partridge and have locked her up in the highest tower. Little does he realize the drama about to unfold, bloody and raw onto his plate …" - from The Meat Diaries, a Fishfin Episode

"I could be walking out on a day hike along a rocky ridgeline and, bending over to pick up a cool red and white swirled quartz rock, hear a distinct SNAP! Oh no! There goes my right ankle bone. I would scream, fall down, and roll off the trail, plummeting twenty feet off the ridge, and, after collapsing my lung upon impact, slowly suffocate to death, knowing that if only I’d brought along some parachute cord, things would have turned out differently. I will venture and say that’s the great takeaway from WFR – parachute cord. You can never have enough." from The WFR Experience, Greater Patagonia

"Where Pappy was tall and thin, weathered as worn leather, Doyle was short and pudgy, skin blotched as curdled cream. When you looked at Pappy you might think, 'My goodness. Was this man born in the woods? He looks half-tree.' Yet when your gaze wandered to little Doyle you would sigh, knowing that boy too well. Our Doyle was a child swaddled in the comforts of civilized society – a child more tuned his electronics than his surroundings." from The Lost Woods, Book I 

Not Convinced Yet?

Donate to watch me attempt to play strumstick and sing at the same time!

Recent posts by Reese Wells

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Patron Only Page: This is a great way to support my writing. For less than one nickel a day you'll have access to my patron-only page, where I'll post early information on new projects and ideas.
Pledge $3 or more per creation
Extra Material Sharespace: With my $3 patrons you'll be privy to the thoughts that filter in from the back of my brain or the depths of my soul. 

Plus my Patron Only Page. POP!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
Private Video Feed: Did you like my intro video? For $5 catch my latest videos here and be notified instantly when it's posted to the feed.

Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.

Pledge $10 or more per creation
Adventure Advice: For $10 you'll have access to my articles on adventure planning as I share gear lists, suggested weekend trips, safety advice, and 'how-to' articles for backpacking, cycle touring, packrafting, urban foraging, simple living, and herbalism.

Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.
Pledge $25 or more per creation
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: At $25 you'll be receiving a signed copy of my year's creative output. One meaty volume of words, thoughts, and images bound up for your tactile enjoyment. Thank you for your love and support of who I am and what I create.

Plus my Adventure Advice.
Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.
Pledge $50 or more per creation
only 15 left
Yearly Review: I'd like to take the time to meet or video call with you once a year to go over my previous year's work. I'd like your feedback and suggestions as I continue to work towards my professional goals of writing and environmentalism.

Plus my Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
Plus my Adventure Advice.
Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.
Pledge $100 or more per creation
only 5 left
Story Collaboration: At $100 this is my highest and final reward. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with me to dream, develop, and co-author a shorty story every year. Strap on! It's going to be a wild time.

Plus my Yearly Review.
Plus my Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
Plus my Adventure Advice.
Plus my Private Video Feed.
Plus my Extra Material Sharespace.
Plus my Patron Only Page.