Jason Schindler is creating Stories
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Hi, I’m Jason Schindler. I’m writing in a variety of formats, genres, and realities. I tend to write more science fantasy, enjoy dark faerytales, eldritch wonders and phantasmagore, but non-fiction and science writing are well within my scope. Ultimately, I’m working towards transformative stories, and going to the dark places is the best way I know how to discover and feature this lightness in being.

Our stories, like our world, are a beautiful mess, and I’m working towards getting them both in a better place.

Speaking to the hearth?

Humans are storied creatures. We need stories to understand the world, be it mythic or scientific, humorous or tragic. I've been writing somewhere between those lines, creating weird and delightful, sometimes shadowy, ergodic and jackdaw fictions about our changing world.

Hearthspeaking gets us back to that time when we decided to make a home of the campfire, build up the walls to keep us warm and keep out the dark, and decided to separate ourselves from the outside. Hearthspeaking quiets us down to hear the fire and the earth we inhabit, listen to the snow and the trees, make friends with the snails and the bugs and the owls overhead, and teach us how to reconnect with that world we separated ourselves from. It’s a gathering of community around a common space, the space of what warms and moves us, and teaches us to speak the truth to each other in kindness and gravitas.

Many roads traveled.

I’ve worked in chemistry and the pharmaceutical industry for awhile and have been convinced of finding a different way in the world, for myself primarily, but that lends itself to understand how our society could use improvement. This yearning led me to a pilgrimage to Japan, Thailand and India and further into Dharma and Druidry. There, I found deeper understandings of ecology and permaculture, environmental ethics, and the economies that are over extracting resources from the earth and leading us into a combative and consumerist culture. As I understand how to live in the world better, I deepen my practice in Aikido, Buddhism and Druidry, and strive to express them in written forms and stories to get at the complexity of human life and consciousness.

So, you’re a writer then?

Yes, and that’s why I’d like your help. Writing is tricky to get paid at, and while I’m trying to get my craft and writer platform up, honed and more widely known, I could use your support. Consider this my tip hat. If you like what you read, consider sharing a link or giving something.

I received a writing minor in my college days, have been writing at Nanowrimo since 2006, and am a prospective student for graduate studies at Oregon State University’s Environmental Arts and Humanities program. I’ve been published in small literary arts magazines and have a fair amount of desktop publishing experience to get myself self-published here and in the future.

I want you to know what you’re getting yourself into, so as followers or subscribers, I’ll be distributing some materials for free, some as patron only posts, and further offerings depending on your support. As I refine this space and my schedule, I plan to make weekly blog updates, share flash stories and curious things on this blog, and give monthly supported offerings.

As with all Patreon subscriptions, you are only ever charged if I produce work. Most stories or chapters will be around the 3-5k length, and I intend them to be fairly honed, peer reviewed pieces that I’m proud of before I share them with you. Some will be longer, some a little shorter, depending on the story and what they’re a part of. I’d like to move-up to twice monthly offerings eventually, weekly if things go really well, but first thing’s first.

A few of the stories you might hear more about: 
• The Epharmonium Project – my current major novel project of what happens when the ancient progenitors of the world decide to reach out through your nightmares. A short story that inspired this project will be offered very soon.
• Have a drink with Metabaron Munchausen! – a sci-fi take on a classic tale; short story finished, longer forms pending.
• The Nightmare Warrior – a Doctor Who fan fiction, possibly a novella or longer; how much space and time must one traverse to have compassion for the Old Ones?
• I know some old orcs at a bar with impressively human problems—and revolutionary dreams.
• What happens when you find a portal to candyland and have a snack?
• In the land of Japanese faerys, what ghosts do we stumble upon when we’re looking for others?
• What do chinpira punks really get up to when they’re not sucking up to yakuza: hint—there are lots of crows in Tokyo.
• There’s a miller down the lane that mills something else than grain; his muffins are to die for.

My gratitude, always.

Thank you very much and for even reading this far. I appreciate any support you may be willing to give, morale or monetary. I hope to inspire, and your contribution and collaboration inspires me.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 patrons
Access to the patron-only blog. I'll post short things, musings, and other artistic exploits I won't post elsewhere. Blogs may be yet unfinished pieces or fragments, selections from the ebook (below), likely fun jaunts, musings and poetry. I intend them to be interesting at least; intriguing and infuriating and inspiring at best.
Pledge $3 or more per short, chapter or collection.
1 patron
For the price of a coffee, you'll get an ebook of a polished story, chapter of a larger work, or collection of smaller, related things. And you get access to the patron-only blog. Requirements of the story may change length as required, but a short story of at least 5 tight pages or more. Published in epub and pdf with basic layout. You can find some examples of what this will look at in the public posts.
Pledge $8 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 patrons
Audiophile entries! I'll make audio readings of the piece for your use on mobile devices and download and help fund podcasting. Access to the Patreon blog and the ebook publishings inclusive of course.
Pledge $25 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 of 10 patrons
I buy you a coffee! Let's hang-out and chat, virtually or in-person (if everyone's cool with that), in the next month. You'll get access to the patron-only blog, ebook and audio of course, and then we have plenty to talk about. Want to know where I've been, how I work, how I see the world, what I've been up to, and maybe even what plagues my dreams. I want to know what you're up to and find out what you'd like to see too.
Pledge $50 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 of 10 patrons
I'll send you a cool thing related to the story (and you get the Patreon blog, ebook, audio and a hang-out). It could be a nicely printed version of the ebook, or a dramatized podcast/reading of the story (in addition to the audio reading), a puzzle story, artsy endeavours, hypertext labyrinths of annotations and supplementary material, hand printed and illuminated texts and scrolls, etc. of or related to the work. Or give me some ideas and I'll write you a work short story specific to your interests.
Goals
$4 of $50 per short, chapter or collection.
Getting my coffee and food at the cafe for the month would be great. This will cover little sundries and get me on the path to a great writing career.
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Hi, I’m Jason Schindler. I’m writing in a variety of formats, genres, and realities. I tend to write more science fantasy, enjoy dark faerytales, eldritch wonders and phantasmagore, but non-fiction and science writing are well within my scope. Ultimately, I’m working towards transformative stories, and going to the dark places is the best way I know how to discover and feature this lightness in being.

Our stories, like our world, are a beautiful mess, and I’m working towards getting them both in a better place.

Speaking to the hearth?

Humans are storied creatures. We need stories to understand the world, be it mythic or scientific, humorous or tragic. I've been writing somewhere between those lines, creating weird and delightful, sometimes shadowy, ergodic and jackdaw fictions about our changing world.

Hearthspeaking gets us back to that time when we decided to make a home of the campfire, build up the walls to keep us warm and keep out the dark, and decided to separate ourselves from the outside. Hearthspeaking quiets us down to hear the fire and the earth we inhabit, listen to the snow and the trees, make friends with the snails and the bugs and the owls overhead, and teach us how to reconnect with that world we separated ourselves from. It’s a gathering of community around a common space, the space of what warms and moves us, and teaches us to speak the truth to each other in kindness and gravitas.

Many roads traveled.

I’ve worked in chemistry and the pharmaceutical industry for awhile and have been convinced of finding a different way in the world, for myself primarily, but that lends itself to understand how our society could use improvement. This yearning led me to a pilgrimage to Japan, Thailand and India and further into Dharma and Druidry. There, I found deeper understandings of ecology and permaculture, environmental ethics, and the economies that are over extracting resources from the earth and leading us into a combative and consumerist culture. As I understand how to live in the world better, I deepen my practice in Aikido, Buddhism and Druidry, and strive to express them in written forms and stories to get at the complexity of human life and consciousness.

So, you’re a writer then?

Yes, and that’s why I’d like your help. Writing is tricky to get paid at, and while I’m trying to get my craft and writer platform up, honed and more widely known, I could use your support. Consider this my tip hat. If you like what you read, consider sharing a link or giving something.

I received a writing minor in my college days, have been writing at Nanowrimo since 2006, and am a prospective student for graduate studies at Oregon State University’s Environmental Arts and Humanities program. I’ve been published in small literary arts magazines and have a fair amount of desktop publishing experience to get myself self-published here and in the future.

I want you to know what you’re getting yourself into, so as followers or subscribers, I’ll be distributing some materials for free, some as patron only posts, and further offerings depending on your support. As I refine this space and my schedule, I plan to make weekly blog updates, share flash stories and curious things on this blog, and give monthly supported offerings.

As with all Patreon subscriptions, you are only ever charged if I produce work. Most stories or chapters will be around the 3-5k length, and I intend them to be fairly honed, peer reviewed pieces that I’m proud of before I share them with you. Some will be longer, some a little shorter, depending on the story and what they’re a part of. I’d like to move-up to twice monthly offerings eventually, weekly if things go really well, but first thing’s first.

A few of the stories you might hear more about: 
• The Epharmonium Project – my current major novel project of what happens when the ancient progenitors of the world decide to reach out through your nightmares. A short story that inspired this project will be offered very soon.
• Have a drink with Metabaron Munchausen! – a sci-fi take on a classic tale; short story finished, longer forms pending.
• The Nightmare Warrior – a Doctor Who fan fiction, possibly a novella or longer; how much space and time must one traverse to have compassion for the Old Ones?
• I know some old orcs at a bar with impressively human problems—and revolutionary dreams.
• What happens when you find a portal to candyland and have a snack?
• In the land of Japanese faerys, what ghosts do we stumble upon when we’re looking for others?
• What do chinpira punks really get up to when they’re not sucking up to yakuza: hint—there are lots of crows in Tokyo.
• There’s a miller down the lane that mills something else than grain; his muffins are to die for.

My gratitude, always.

Thank you very much and for even reading this far. I appreciate any support you may be willing to give, morale or monetary. I hope to inspire, and your contribution and collaboration inspires me.

Recent posts by Jason Schindler

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 patrons
Access to the patron-only blog. I'll post short things, musings, and other artistic exploits I won't post elsewhere. Blogs may be yet unfinished pieces or fragments, selections from the ebook (below), likely fun jaunts, musings and poetry. I intend them to be interesting at least; intriguing and infuriating and inspiring at best.
Pledge $3 or more per short, chapter or collection.
1 patron
For the price of a coffee, you'll get an ebook of a polished story, chapter of a larger work, or collection of smaller, related things. And you get access to the patron-only blog. Requirements of the story may change length as required, but a short story of at least 5 tight pages or more. Published in epub and pdf with basic layout. You can find some examples of what this will look at in the public posts.
Pledge $8 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 patrons
Audiophile entries! I'll make audio readings of the piece for your use on mobile devices and download and help fund podcasting. Access to the Patreon blog and the ebook publishings inclusive of course.
Pledge $25 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 of 10 patrons
I buy you a coffee! Let's hang-out and chat, virtually or in-person (if everyone's cool with that), in the next month. You'll get access to the patron-only blog, ebook and audio of course, and then we have plenty to talk about. Want to know where I've been, how I work, how I see the world, what I've been up to, and maybe even what plagues my dreams. I want to know what you're up to and find out what you'd like to see too.
Pledge $50 or more per short, chapter or collection.
0 of 10 patrons
I'll send you a cool thing related to the story (and you get the Patreon blog, ebook, audio and a hang-out). It could be a nicely printed version of the ebook, or a dramatized podcast/reading of the story (in addition to the audio reading), a puzzle story, artsy endeavours, hypertext labyrinths of annotations and supplementary material, hand printed and illuminated texts and scrolls, etc. of or related to the work. Or give me some ideas and I'll write you a work short story specific to your interests.