Ryan M. Danks is creating Science Fiction and Fantasy
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patrons

$9
per month
I'm Ryan M. Danks, and I need readers.

In April of 2014, I published my first roleplaying game,  Jadepunk: Tales From Kausao City. That book went on to become a platinum bestseller. Since that time, I've published a number of roleplaying games, but I always return to my first love: fiction. Fun stories about fantastic creatures and faraway places, along with a healthy dose of cult martial arts movies, inspired me to create in the first place. Writing those kinds of stories as a full-time career would be a dream come true.

There's just one problem: I have a job, a job that I enjoy and that pays me pretty well, but that I'm eventually looking to quit to write full-time. My job provides me some time to write. Not a lot, but enough to complete one or two projects a year.

So Why Am I Doing This?

Because I do eventually want to quit that day job. I want to publish my work full-time. And for that, I need people who are interested in and supportive of me realizing my potential to live my best life as a creative writer.

My RPG exploits were beneficial in a lot of ways. I learned a lot running Reroll Productions. My work was positively reviewed across the internet and making me money, not a lot, but enough. Things were good, until my income and motivation were tanked by piracy. It was like someone came into my life and ripped away everything I used to support my family. It's difficult to carry on creating after that.

Fortunately, Patreon offers a new way forward. The pirates can't touch this space. They can't steal the experience of connecting with and entertaining my fans here. By the time any of them get ahold of work I produce here, we'll have moved on to better things. This will become our space, one where you get to look behind the scenes at my thoughts, processes, and work habits, as well as the work itself.

With your help, I can realize my dream of being a full-time storyteller, piracy-free!

What Will You Get?

All patrons at or above $5 a month will have access to all of my Patreon content. You'll get:

  • A pic and haiku from Katsumi, The Ninja Doge (Before allowing my family to adopt her, Katsumi took a vow of silence. She can only break that vow in the form of a haiku, and only once a month, else her clan will come for us. I've requested that she provide that monthly haiku to my patrons and she has graciously acquiesced to my request. I think she wants to tell her story just as badly as I want to tell mine.)
  • Access to my Patreon exclusive blog, where I'll discuss behind the scenes creative choices, thoughts on the fiction writing industry, and progress reports of my work in progress.
  • Non-downloadable drafts of my chapters, short stories, or other works two or three times a month (at least twice, but more if time permits).
  • A Q&A video where I answer questions from comments and social media.
  • ...and probably more.

If you support me for more than $5, I'll do more with the content, like sign copies of books produced through this Patreon, give you downloadable (MOBI, PDF, etc.) copies of the draft releases, and even put together a chapbook of the Patreon content every year. (See the reward tiers for more specific info.)

Let's Get Started

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get going. Click the "Become a Patron" button and let's get started.
Tiers
Haiku from The Ninja Doge
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
It means the world to me that you would help out, even if you don't have much. Katsumi, AKA "The Ninja Doge" will say thank you with a pic and a monthly haiku.
BTS ("Behind the Scenes")
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
If you're content with waiting for my published works, but still want the BTS stuff, this tier will give you access to my blog here on Patreon, where I'll discuss things I don't cover on my website, like my writing techniques, progress reports, thoughts on the industry, etc. Katsumi will also share her monthly haiku's with you.
Total Access
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Besides Katsumi's haikus and the BTS blog, at least twice per month, I'll post non-downloadable "clean" drafts of chapters, short stories, or abandoned work that I think is worth sharing, as well as the odd RPG game here and there, as the muse descends. 


I'll also share a monthly Q&A video answering questions from comments and social media. The Ninja Doge will likely make an appearance in each video, if she is in a gracious mood.

Versatility
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
As the previous reward, but you can download the drafts in various formats, like MOBI, EPUB, or PDF. 


(If I include an RPG at any point, your PDF download will have some proper layout to help with the reading experience.)

Signed and Sealed
$25 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
All previous rewards, plus a printed and signed copy of any published materials that I create through this Patreon. (Keeping this first come, first served to reward my earliest supporters.)
What a Good Chap!
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Along with everything else I have to offer, I'll send you a chapbook at the end of the year with all of the digital content from that year (the first one will be in Dec. 2019). I'll sign it and ship it anywhere in the world. (Keeping this first come, first served to reward my earliest supporters.)
Goals
2 of 50 patrons
I love a good layout. I firmly believe that the work Jesse Ferguson did on Jadepunk's layout helped it become the success that it is.

If I get 50 patrons, I'll pay a professional layout designer (Hopefully Jesse, if he's available) to create layout assets that I can use for Katsumi's haikus and the downloadable PDF draft releases. I'll also get a filter made for my Q&A videos (sorry, it'll still be my ugly mug talking; not much I can do about that).
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I'm Ryan M. Danks, and I need readers.

In April of 2014, I published my first roleplaying game,  Jadepunk: Tales From Kausao City. That book went on to become a platinum bestseller. Since that time, I've published a number of roleplaying games, but I always return to my first love: fiction. Fun stories about fantastic creatures and faraway places, along with a healthy dose of cult martial arts movies, inspired me to create in the first place. Writing those kinds of stories as a full-time career would be a dream come true.

There's just one problem: I have a job, a job that I enjoy and that pays me pretty well, but that I'm eventually looking to quit to write full-time. My job provides me some time to write. Not a lot, but enough to complete one or two projects a year.

So Why Am I Doing This?

Because I do eventually want to quit that day job. I want to publish my work full-time. And for that, I need people who are interested in and supportive of me realizing my potential to live my best life as a creative writer.

My RPG exploits were beneficial in a lot of ways. I learned a lot running Reroll Productions. My work was positively reviewed across the internet and making me money, not a lot, but enough. Things were good, until my income and motivation were tanked by piracy. It was like someone came into my life and ripped away everything I used to support my family. It's difficult to carry on creating after that.

Fortunately, Patreon offers a new way forward. The pirates can't touch this space. They can't steal the experience of connecting with and entertaining my fans here. By the time any of them get ahold of work I produce here, we'll have moved on to better things. This will become our space, one where you get to look behind the scenes at my thoughts, processes, and work habits, as well as the work itself.

With your help, I can realize my dream of being a full-time storyteller, piracy-free!

What Will You Get?

All patrons at or above $5 a month will have access to all of my Patreon content. You'll get:

  • A pic and haiku from Katsumi, The Ninja Doge (Before allowing my family to adopt her, Katsumi took a vow of silence. She can only break that vow in the form of a haiku, and only once a month, else her clan will come for us. I've requested that she provide that monthly haiku to my patrons and she has graciously acquiesced to my request. I think she wants to tell her story just as badly as I want to tell mine.)
  • Access to my Patreon exclusive blog, where I'll discuss behind the scenes creative choices, thoughts on the fiction writing industry, and progress reports of my work in progress.
  • Non-downloadable drafts of my chapters, short stories, or other works two or three times a month (at least twice, but more if time permits).
  • A Q&A video where I answer questions from comments and social media.
  • ...and probably more.

If you support me for more than $5, I'll do more with the content, like sign copies of books produced through this Patreon, give you downloadable (MOBI, PDF, etc.) copies of the draft releases, and even put together a chapbook of the Patreon content every year. (See the reward tiers for more specific info.)

Let's Get Started

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get going. Click the "Become a Patron" button and let's get started.

Recent posts by Ryan M. Danks

Tiers
Haiku from The Ninja Doge
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
It means the world to me that you would help out, even if you don't have much. Katsumi, AKA "The Ninja Doge" will say thank you with a pic and a monthly haiku.
BTS ("Behind the Scenes")
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
If you're content with waiting for my published works, but still want the BTS stuff, this tier will give you access to my blog here on Patreon, where I'll discuss things I don't cover on my website, like my writing techniques, progress reports, thoughts on the industry, etc. Katsumi will also share her monthly haiku's with you.
Total Access
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Besides Katsumi's haikus and the BTS blog, at least twice per month, I'll post non-downloadable "clean" drafts of chapters, short stories, or abandoned work that I think is worth sharing, as well as the odd RPG game here and there, as the muse descends. 


I'll also share a monthly Q&A video answering questions from comments and social media. The Ninja Doge will likely make an appearance in each video, if she is in a gracious mood.

Versatility
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
As the previous reward, but you can download the drafts in various formats, like MOBI, EPUB, or PDF. 


(If I include an RPG at any point, your PDF download will have some proper layout to help with the reading experience.)

Signed and Sealed
$25 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
All previous rewards, plus a printed and signed copy of any published materials that I create through this Patreon. (Keeping this first come, first served to reward my earliest supporters.)
What a Good Chap!
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Along with everything else I have to offer, I'll send you a chapbook at the end of the year with all of the digital content from that year (the first one will be in Dec. 2019). I'll sign it and ship it anywhere in the world. (Keeping this first come, first served to reward my earliest supporters.)