Self + Pen is creating poetry, stories, and other delicacies.
8

patrons

$58
per creation
NOTE: THIS ACCOUNT IS CURRENTLY INOPERATIONAL PENDING MAJOR CHANGES. I AM NOT POSTING CONTENT AND I AM NOT FULFILLING REWARDS


What's this all about?

Hi, and thanks for stopping by! I’m D. G. Clark, and  Self + Pen is my website. I’m a writer, among other things, and the site is a showcase for what I do—poetry, stories (chiefly sci-fi and fantasy), song parodies, whatever strikes my fancy—and hopefully yours.

This is where you can support my art.

Cool. So what's your deal?
Good art knocks the wind out of me; it uplifts me, makes me cry, laugh, shout, cheer. I like being moved like that, and I want to do the same for you, too. Sometimes with a poem or a story, sometimes with something else. And I like to talk about how it’s done, maybe help you (and myself) understand that a little better.

Got it, so what do you want from me?
Your attention, and your support. Come on in and have a look around. Take your shoes off, kick your feet up, stay a while. And if you like it here, consider doing two things:
1- Become a patron. Your support means a great deal to me; it goes a long way toward making this possible. (More precisely: it's my dream to make a living off of my writing. If you support me, you help me do just that!)
2- Spread the word. If you like what you see, share! Tell your friends, your family, your coworkers, lovers, employers, your enemies, your therapist, your favorite hot dog vendor. The more people know, the more readers and potential patrons come my way, and with a bit of luck, the more time, energy, and mystic mojo I can put into this for you.

Ok, awesome! Where does my money go?
Right, transparency. Well, to be honest, it all goes toward supporting me. Every dollar, euro, rupee, kroner, peso, or whatever helps me pay the bills and gives me time to create. In short: any money  Self + Pen earns on Patreon means that I can spend less time working at my other job and more time creating cool content for you. Eventually, some of it will get channeled into things that help me improve what I’m doing—a better website, tools (and actors and recording time and…) for some awesome audio plays and videos I’ve been incubating, stuff like that. But that’s further down the line.

What do I get?
As you've probably noticed, some of my content (that’s poems, stories, songs, craft critiques and art criticism, among other things) is already freely available to anyone via the Self + Pen website, in basic blog-post format. So of course you get that—you would have, anyway.

But here, as a patron, you’ll also get access to nifty little goodies like:
  • Exclusive content for your eyes only!
  • High-quality, e-book versions of free content,
  • a peek at some of my drafts (so you can see how works evolve), 
  • the ability to look into the future and see what I have planned to work on, 
  • a glimpse at my ideas and inspirations,
  • a view of the various worlds I come up with,
  • early access to novel chapters, performance videos, and audio play episode scripts.

High-level patrons will even get special thank-yous, like:
  • a custom broadside of a favorite poem or other short work,
  • an e-book version of my MFA thesis. (How nerdy-cool is that?)

Of course, these rewards may change somewhat over time, as this whole project evolves. But I'll try to keep it fair for you and workable for me.

So anyway, welcome!
Tiers
Awesome Sauce!
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
Just for agreeing to support me, you rock! As Awesome Sauce patrons, you'll get access to paid creations on my website, plus an inside look at what's going on with my writing, via access to my Patron-only blog posts and behind-the-scenes content. This includes news updates, sources of inspiration, glimpses of outlines and drafts, supporting content like world descriptions, and so much more. Awesome!
Muse of Fire
$15 or more per creation 3 patrons
Holy kapow, you're incredible! I'm bowled over. In addition to all the regular and behind-the-scenes content you get just from being a patron, you'll receive what the Muse inspires: a high-quality printed broadside of a favorite work, a poetry video dedicated to you, etc. Requests are welcome. Limit one special gift per year.
Goals
$58 of $100 per creation
Every little bit helps! Earning $100 a month from my art may not seem like much, but it's a key first step. Reaching this small goal will give me hope that the larger ones are possible—and will directly supplement my monthly income from other areas, bringing my dream of writing for a living ever closer!
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NOTE: THIS ACCOUNT IS CURRENTLY INOPERATIONAL PENDING MAJOR CHANGES. I AM NOT POSTING CONTENT AND I AM NOT FULFILLING REWARDS


What's this all about?

Hi, and thanks for stopping by! I’m D. G. Clark, and  Self + Pen is my website. I’m a writer, among other things, and the site is a showcase for what I do—poetry, stories (chiefly sci-fi and fantasy), song parodies, whatever strikes my fancy—and hopefully yours.

This is where you can support my art.

Cool. So what's your deal?
Good art knocks the wind out of me; it uplifts me, makes me cry, laugh, shout, cheer. I like being moved like that, and I want to do the same for you, too. Sometimes with a poem or a story, sometimes with something else. And I like to talk about how it’s done, maybe help you (and myself) understand that a little better.

Got it, so what do you want from me?
Your attention, and your support. Come on in and have a look around. Take your shoes off, kick your feet up, stay a while. And if you like it here, consider doing two things:
1- Become a patron. Your support means a great deal to me; it goes a long way toward making this possible. (More precisely: it's my dream to make a living off of my writing. If you support me, you help me do just that!)
2- Spread the word. If you like what you see, share! Tell your friends, your family, your coworkers, lovers, employers, your enemies, your therapist, your favorite hot dog vendor. The more people know, the more readers and potential patrons come my way, and with a bit of luck, the more time, energy, and mystic mojo I can put into this for you.

Ok, awesome! Where does my money go?
Right, transparency. Well, to be honest, it all goes toward supporting me. Every dollar, euro, rupee, kroner, peso, or whatever helps me pay the bills and gives me time to create. In short: any money  Self + Pen earns on Patreon means that I can spend less time working at my other job and more time creating cool content for you. Eventually, some of it will get channeled into things that help me improve what I’m doing—a better website, tools (and actors and recording time and…) for some awesome audio plays and videos I’ve been incubating, stuff like that. But that’s further down the line.

What do I get?
As you've probably noticed, some of my content (that’s poems, stories, songs, craft critiques and art criticism, among other things) is already freely available to anyone via the Self + Pen website, in basic blog-post format. So of course you get that—you would have, anyway.

But here, as a patron, you’ll also get access to nifty little goodies like:
  • Exclusive content for your eyes only!
  • High-quality, e-book versions of free content,
  • a peek at some of my drafts (so you can see how works evolve), 
  • the ability to look into the future and see what I have planned to work on, 
  • a glimpse at my ideas and inspirations,
  • a view of the various worlds I come up with,
  • early access to novel chapters, performance videos, and audio play episode scripts.

High-level patrons will even get special thank-yous, like:
  • a custom broadside of a favorite poem or other short work,
  • an e-book version of my MFA thesis. (How nerdy-cool is that?)

Of course, these rewards may change somewhat over time, as this whole project evolves. But I'll try to keep it fair for you and workable for me.

So anyway, welcome!

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Tiers
Awesome Sauce!
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
Just for agreeing to support me, you rock! As Awesome Sauce patrons, you'll get access to paid creations on my website, plus an inside look at what's going on with my writing, via access to my Patron-only blog posts and behind-the-scenes content. This includes news updates, sources of inspiration, glimpses of outlines and drafts, supporting content like world descriptions, and so much more. Awesome!
Muse of Fire
$15 or more per creation 3 patrons
Holy kapow, you're incredible! I'm bowled over. In addition to all the regular and behind-the-scenes content you get just from being a patron, you'll receive what the Muse inspires: a high-quality printed broadside of a favorite work, a poetry video dedicated to you, etc. Requests are welcome. Limit one special gift per year.