Minerva Sweeney Wren is creating Podcasts and Fiction
7
patrons
$36
per month

Who is Minerva Sweeney Wren?
I’m a 25-year-old writer. I'm also a ghost. (Not really, but I wanted this bio to sound interesting.)

Do you have an absurdly amazing website?
Why, YES! https://www.minervasweeneywren.com/

What is McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop about?
McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop is set in 1921. Maude, the main character and narrator, gets a diary and begins to write in it. The only problem is, her life is boring. She types all day until her fingers are sore, and then comes home, sleeps, and does it all over again. She wishes her life was an adventure. And it isn’t.
That is, until one day, when she discovers an unusual pawn shop. She finds a tiny fragment of china—with nothing on it but a bright blue eye.
Maude takes the china eye home with her, little realizing that she’s cursed herself straight into a brand new life.
http://mcgillicuddyandmurder.libsyn.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mcgillicuddy-a...

Does Minerva Sweeney Wren do anything else?
Why, yes, I do, thank you for asking! I also write serialized novels through Radish. Are they worth reading? Adventure is always worth it. Sisters are always worth kidnapping. Mad scientists always surprise you in the end.
https://radishfiction.com/users/MinervaSweeneyWren?_branch_match_id=517343255239432133

Why should I contribute?
I want to start a second audio drama called THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN. (Just wait.) Narration would be split between three female explorers, who each have a unique perspective on the expedition. Their team would be sent to explore the dead planet of Spinn, where a cryptic race of aliens left ancient monuments to be explored. It would be Indiana Jones meets outer-space.

But that, my friends, is just the beginning. The goal for this podcast is to let you make all the tough choices yourselves.

For example:

The explorers run into a puzzle, ala Indiana Jones. If they don't solve this puzzle correctly, somebody will contract a mysterious and disturbing disease. Or so the runes on the wall tell them. But the explorers and I aren't responsible for the puzzle. You are. You, and all the other patrons who have access to the voting survey. If you don't vote for the right answer, then the mysterious disease will waft out of a stone doorway in the following episode.

You will make every choice that moves the narrative forward. Should you trust Gil? Should you choose the red door or the blue one?

I'll know ahead of time what's behind the blue door. I won't swap out the answers to take the story in the direction I want. I'll let the story twist and shape according to your choices. 

In other words, you would really be living the adventure. Your mistakes, guts senses, and insights would really and truly count. 

Episodes would be 30-40 minutes long and release monthly. You'd have one week to vote, and I'd have three weeks to write and record the next series of twists and turns!

At the left of this page, you can see how far away we are from getting THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN made. 

If you’d like to support me and not join in on THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN, that’s also an option! You’d earn my undying gratitude, as well as some extra perks.

Thank you so much for visiting my page, and I wish you the best of luck on your dreams and your journey!

May you see magic everywhere,
Minerva Sweeney Wren
Tiers
Adventure Patron: Peasant Level
$1 or more per month

You can become an Adventure Patron at this tier and join the voting survey for THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN. Easy peezy. But please--pester your friends to come aboard with you.


Once you become a patron, go here to unlock your benefits and get added to the Voting Survey: http://eepurl.com/dCYhyr



Extra Perks!


- My undying gratitude

- A sense of humanitarianism


- Magical Powers (I'm not kidding)

Adventure Patron: Mystic Level
$5 or more per month

At this tier, you gain access to the voting survey for THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN, as well as gaining light world-building control. Once per season, I'll privately message you here on Patreon and ask for your insight when naming a character, place, or when choosing a plot thread. I'll give you multiple choices to pick from, (although you're also free to come up with answers of your own!) Your choice (within reason ;) ) will become part of the podcast.

Once you become a patron, go here to unlock your benefits and get added to the Voting Survey:
http://eepurl.com/dCYhyr


 

Extra Perks!  


- My undying gratitude  


- A sense of humanitarianism


- The knowledge that you're totally a better person that the Peasant Level patrons. (Sorry, Peasant Level.)



Adventure Patron: Wizard Level
$10 or more per month

At this tier, you not only get access to the Voting Survey, you get to create a cameo-death as well. Decide on a (fake) name and method of death, (e.g., Bartholomew Baggins was slain by bone-munching trolls) and your cameo-death ideas will be included once per season in THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN.

After you become a patron, sign up here to unlock the benefits. http://eepurl.com/dCYhyr


 

Extra Perks!  


- My undying gratitude  


- A sense of humanitarianism


- Social media enthusiasm: I'll follow you and publicly thank you for your support!


- A link on my website: You'll be included on the patron-thank-you page of my website, along with a link to your own work!


- Monthly recommendations: Once a month, I'll share your link with my followers and recommend your project!

- Potential collaboration: Poets and lyricists, musicians and more, talk to me about possibly including your work (with credits) in a podcast episode! 

Goals
$36 of $200 per month
When we reach $200 a month, THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANT OF SPINN will air!
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Who is Minerva Sweeney Wren?
I’m a 25-year-old writer. I'm also a ghost. (Not really, but I wanted this bio to sound interesting.)

Do you have an absurdly amazing website?
Why, YES! https://www.minervasweeneywren.com/

What is McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop about?
McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop is set in 1921. Maude, the main character and narrator, gets a diary and begins to write in it. The only problem is, her life is boring. She types all day until her fingers are sore, and then comes home, sleeps, and does it all over again. She wishes her life was an adventure. And it isn’t.
That is, until one day, when she discovers an unusual pawn shop. She finds a tiny fragment of china—with nothing on it but a bright blue eye.
Maude takes the china eye home with her, little realizing that she’s cursed herself straight into a brand new life.
http://mcgillicuddyandmurder.libsyn.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mcgillicuddy-a...

Does Minerva Sweeney Wren do anything else?
Why, yes, I do, thank you for asking! I also write serialized novels through Radish. Are they worth reading? Adventure is always worth it. Sisters are always worth kidnapping. Mad scientists always surprise you in the end.
https://radishfiction.com/users/MinervaSweeneyWren?_branch_match_id=517343255239432133

Why should I contribute?
I want to start a second audio drama called THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN. (Just wait.) Narration would be split between three female explorers, who each have a unique perspective on the expedition. Their team would be sent to explore the dead planet of Spinn, where a cryptic race of aliens left ancient monuments to be explored. It would be Indiana Jones meets outer-space.

But that, my friends, is just the beginning. The goal for this podcast is to let you make all the tough choices yourselves.

For example:

The explorers run into a puzzle, ala Indiana Jones. If they don't solve this puzzle correctly, somebody will contract a mysterious and disturbing disease. Or so the runes on the wall tell them. But the explorers and I aren't responsible for the puzzle. You are. You, and all the other patrons who have access to the voting survey. If you don't vote for the right answer, then the mysterious disease will waft out of a stone doorway in the following episode.

You will make every choice that moves the narrative forward. Should you trust Gil? Should you choose the red door or the blue one?

I'll know ahead of time what's behind the blue door. I won't swap out the answers to take the story in the direction I want. I'll let the story twist and shape according to your choices. 

In other words, you would really be living the adventure. Your mistakes, guts senses, and insights would really and truly count. 

Episodes would be 30-40 minutes long and release monthly. You'd have one week to vote, and I'd have three weeks to write and record the next series of twists and turns!

At the left of this page, you can see how far away we are from getting THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN made. 

If you’d like to support me and not join in on THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN, that’s also an option! You’d earn my undying gratitude, as well as some extra perks.

Thank you so much for visiting my page, and I wish you the best of luck on your dreams and your journey!

May you see magic everywhere,
Minerva Sweeney Wren

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Tiers
Adventure Patron: Peasant Level
$1 or more per month

You can become an Adventure Patron at this tier and join the voting survey for THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN. Easy peezy. But please--pester your friends to come aboard with you.


Once you become a patron, go here to unlock your benefits and get added to the Voting Survey: http://eepurl.com/dCYhyr



Extra Perks!


- My undying gratitude

- A sense of humanitarianism


- Magical Powers (I'm not kidding)

Adventure Patron: Mystic Level
$5 or more per month

At this tier, you gain access to the voting survey for THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN, as well as gaining light world-building control. Once per season, I'll privately message you here on Patreon and ask for your insight when naming a character, place, or when choosing a plot thread. I'll give you multiple choices to pick from, (although you're also free to come up with answers of your own!) Your choice (within reason ;) ) will become part of the podcast.

Once you become a patron, go here to unlock your benefits and get added to the Voting Survey:
http://eepurl.com/dCYhyr


 

Extra Perks!  


- My undying gratitude  


- A sense of humanitarianism


- The knowledge that you're totally a better person that the Peasant Level patrons. (Sorry, Peasant Level.)



Adventure Patron: Wizard Level
$10 or more per month

At this tier, you not only get access to the Voting Survey, you get to create a cameo-death as well. Decide on a (fake) name and method of death, (e.g., Bartholomew Baggins was slain by bone-munching trolls) and your cameo-death ideas will be included once per season in THE DARK AND DECREPIT PLANET OF SPINN.

After you become a patron, sign up here to unlock the benefits. http://eepurl.com/dCYhyr


 

Extra Perks!  


- My undying gratitude  


- A sense of humanitarianism


- Social media enthusiasm: I'll follow you and publicly thank you for your support!


- A link on my website: You'll be included on the patron-thank-you page of my website, along with a link to your own work!


- Monthly recommendations: Once a month, I'll share your link with my followers and recommend your project!

- Potential collaboration: Poets and lyricists, musicians and more, talk to me about possibly including your work (with credits) in a podcast episode!