Colette Marie Murphy is creating Flash Fiction, Poetry, & More Writing
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patrons

First and foremost, thank you for taking time to visit my Patreon!

Some of my earliest childhood memories involve writing and telling stories. It's a lifelong passion that I slowly evolved into a skill through years of reading, writing, studying, trying, failing, and trying again. I know it's what I am meant to do - to share my stories and creative visions with the world - and with your support, I'm able to do just that!

So, what can you get by being one of my Patrons? A number of things! Lemme start with the definitions first, and then we can go to what's included at each level, okay?

BLOG POSTS - This is me, rambling about life as a writer. I might recommend books. I might rant about the process. I might offer tips and suggestions I've heard or that I follow. Basically, it's a monthly look inside my head.

POLLS - These will help guide some of my Patreon content, like a theme for an upcoming Flash Fiction piece, or the name of a character for my Serial Story.

SIX-WORD STORIES - Made famous by Hemingway who supposedly/allegedly/definitely? once wrote: For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn. Thus, the six-word story was born! Some examples of ones I've written include The flowers died. She did too. and The need for speed was genetic. and Her end was only his beginning. Hey, look, you just got three for free!

FLASH FICTION - A complete story in not very many words at all, and what most of the rewards will be here. By not many words at all, I mean between 250-1250 words. I like to think of this as “commuter fiction” or “waiting at the DMV fiction” or “quick read before bed fiction.” You don’t have time to devote to a full saga/novel/etc, but you want to read something. Well, read these!

SERIAL STORY - Currently, the serial I’m writing (The Creation of K) began in June 2018 and I have it plotted to end in December 2018. That serial is what I considered my Dickensian moment -- a longer work (more than a short story, not quite a novella) broken up into smaller installments. In January 2019, I’ll be shifting the focus a little bit, and the serials will be more like episodic content about specific characters.

POEM - These could be haikus, free-form, sonnets...who knows? All I know is that I’ve always loved writing poetry but never given myself a great outlet for sharing it. Now, I have one!

STAGE PIECE - This will vary month-to-month, but it allows me to let my inner playwright out into the sun to play and stretch a bit. Some months it may be monologues or scenes, some months it might be a full one-act play, and some months I might think of “stage” in the broadest sense of the word and write specifically for screen or radio! NOTE - if you are a performer/director and would like to perform/stage any of these pieces, please message me here and we can discuss it!

SURPRISE DROP - Some piece of writing - could be a play, a spec script, a novella, a segment from a work-in-progress. I can't tell you yet! It would ruin the surprise!

CHAPBOOK - A small, self-published, paperback booklet containing the fiction previously shared on Patreon + additional bonus material. That's right, a hard copy! Mailed to you! With my autograph inside!

While all of this content will be published on Patreon first and will be limited to Patrons only for a good amount of time, I may pull from any of these works to publish in other formats down the road (say, for example, if it turns out my serial story really could be the next Great Expectations, then I'll publish it in novel form. Or if a bunch of my stage pieces turn out to be the next Vagina Monologues, then baby, we’re going to Broadway!).

So, how is all of this divided up by level?  


  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • One Poem
  • One Piece of Flash Fiction 


Everything from the Skimmers Tier:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • One Poem
  • One Piece of Flash Fiction
Plus:
  • Two More Poems
  • Two Stage Pieces


Everything from the Skimmers + Artists Tiers:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • One Piece of Flash Fiction
  • Two Stage Pieces
  • Three Poems
Plus
  • A Second Piece of Flash Fiction
  • Monthly Serial Story Installment 


Everything from the Skimmers, Artists, and Story Fans Tiers:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • Two Pieces of Flash Fiction
  • Two Stage Pieces
  • Three Poems
  • Monthly Serial Story Installment
Plus:
  • Two More Six-Word Stories
  • One More Stage Piece 


Everything from the Skimmers, Artists, Story Fans, + Eclectics Tiers:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • Three Six-Word Stories
  • Two Pieces of Flash Fiction
  • Three Stage Pieces
  • Three Poems
  • Monthly Serial Story Installment
Plus:
  • A Third Piece of Flash Fiction
  • One Quarterly Surprise Drop
  • Annual Autographed Chapbook (December 2018)
Tiers
The Skimmers
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! Your support means the world to me.


This tier is great for those who are just curious about what's up with me + my writing. This tier includes access to a monthly Patreon-only blog post as well as any other activity on my Patreon feed (like monthly theme polls or random videos). 


This tier will also include a sample of some of my different styles of writing. Each month, you will receive: 


-- One Six-Word Story

-- One Piece of Flash Fiction

-- One Poem

The Artists
$3 or more per month
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! 


Triple the support, triple the love. 


This tier is for those who love opening night and open mic night with equal fervor. This tier is where I'm stretching my non-traditional writing muscles. 


You'll get the same rewards as the $1 tier (exclusive Patreon-only blog post + feed activities PLUS a six-word story, a poem, and a piece of flash fiction each month) AS WELL AS: 


-- Two Poems

-- Two Stage Pieces

The Story Fans
$5 or more per month
You're trading a cup of fancy to-go coffee for my words and creativity, and I couldn't be more grateful. 


This level is for those who like quick and fun stories. It includes previous tiers' rewards (blog post, six-word story, flash fiction, two stage pieces, three poems), PLUS TWO MORE AWESOME REWARDS:


--- A second piece of Flash Fiction 

--- A serial story with monthly installments 


Like the writers of yore, I'm going to write a monthly serial piece. Each month there will be a new installment, sort of like a short chapter in a book. The story will continue until it reaches a natural, satisfying conclusion (as determined by me, the author), at which point another serial will begin. 

The Eclectics
$8 or more per month
You want a little bit of everything, and then you want a little bit more. I like that about you. And I hope you like what all comes with this tier! In addition to everything from the previous tiers (blog, six-word story, two pieces of flash fiction, two stage pieces, three poems, and the monthly serial installment), you will also have access to: 


-- Two more Six-Word Stories

-- One additional Stage Piece 


You've got a lot of reading to do each month, and with this tier, you'll have a wide variety to keep you interested! 

The Voracious Readers
$12 or more per month
I have hearts in my eyes and YOU put them there! 


This is for those who REALLY want to dive in with my writing projects, and like keeping a hard copy of them around. This includes all previous tiers' rewards (blog post + Patreon feed + six-word stories + flash fiction + monthly serial story + poems + stage pieces), PLUS: 

 

-- A third piece of Flash Fiction.


-- A *Quarterly* surprise writing drop. Will it be a spec script? A one-act play? Chapters from a work-in-progress novel? It's a surprise every quarter!  


-- An autographed hard copy of my chapbook (stapled) featuring all the exclusive Patreon stories plus one or two (or three or four...) bonus pieces just for these collections. Currently planning on releasing a chapbook once per year, at Christmas time; more details to come. You must be subscribed at this level during the month of the chapbook's release to be eligible for this prize.


First Chapbook Release: December 2018 

First and foremost, thank you for taking time to visit my Patreon!

Some of my earliest childhood memories involve writing and telling stories. It's a lifelong passion that I slowly evolved into a skill through years of reading, writing, studying, trying, failing, and trying again. I know it's what I am meant to do - to share my stories and creative visions with the world - and with your support, I'm able to do just that!

So, what can you get by being one of my Patrons? A number of things! Lemme start with the definitions first, and then we can go to what's included at each level, okay?

BLOG POSTS - This is me, rambling about life as a writer. I might recommend books. I might rant about the process. I might offer tips and suggestions I've heard or that I follow. Basically, it's a monthly look inside my head.

POLLS - These will help guide some of my Patreon content, like a theme for an upcoming Flash Fiction piece, or the name of a character for my Serial Story.

SIX-WORD STORIES - Made famous by Hemingway who supposedly/allegedly/definitely? once wrote: For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn. Thus, the six-word story was born! Some examples of ones I've written include The flowers died. She did too. and The need for speed was genetic. and Her end was only his beginning. Hey, look, you just got three for free!

FLASH FICTION - A complete story in not very many words at all, and what most of the rewards will be here. By not many words at all, I mean between 250-1250 words. I like to think of this as “commuter fiction” or “waiting at the DMV fiction” or “quick read before bed fiction.” You don’t have time to devote to a full saga/novel/etc, but you want to read something. Well, read these!

SERIAL STORY - Currently, the serial I’m writing (The Creation of K) began in June 2018 and I have it plotted to end in December 2018. That serial is what I considered my Dickensian moment -- a longer work (more than a short story, not quite a novella) broken up into smaller installments. In January 2019, I’ll be shifting the focus a little bit, and the serials will be more like episodic content about specific characters.

POEM - These could be haikus, free-form, sonnets...who knows? All I know is that I’ve always loved writing poetry but never given myself a great outlet for sharing it. Now, I have one!

STAGE PIECE - This will vary month-to-month, but it allows me to let my inner playwright out into the sun to play and stretch a bit. Some months it may be monologues or scenes, some months it might be a full one-act play, and some months I might think of “stage” in the broadest sense of the word and write specifically for screen or radio! NOTE - if you are a performer/director and would like to perform/stage any of these pieces, please message me here and we can discuss it!

SURPRISE DROP - Some piece of writing - could be a play, a spec script, a novella, a segment from a work-in-progress. I can't tell you yet! It would ruin the surprise!

CHAPBOOK - A small, self-published, paperback booklet containing the fiction previously shared on Patreon + additional bonus material. That's right, a hard copy! Mailed to you! With my autograph inside!

While all of this content will be published on Patreon first and will be limited to Patrons only for a good amount of time, I may pull from any of these works to publish in other formats down the road (say, for example, if it turns out my serial story really could be the next Great Expectations, then I'll publish it in novel form. Or if a bunch of my stage pieces turn out to be the next Vagina Monologues, then baby, we’re going to Broadway!).

So, how is all of this divided up by level?  


  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • One Poem
  • One Piece of Flash Fiction 


Everything from the Skimmers Tier:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • One Poem
  • One Piece of Flash Fiction
Plus:
  • Two More Poems
  • Two Stage Pieces


Everything from the Skimmers + Artists Tiers:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • One Piece of Flash Fiction
  • Two Stage Pieces
  • Three Poems
Plus
  • A Second Piece of Flash Fiction
  • Monthly Serial Story Installment 


Everything from the Skimmers, Artists, and Story Fans Tiers:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • One Six-Word Story
  • Two Pieces of Flash Fiction
  • Two Stage Pieces
  • Three Poems
  • Monthly Serial Story Installment
Plus:
  • Two More Six-Word Stories
  • One More Stage Piece 


Everything from the Skimmers, Artists, Story Fans, + Eclectics Tiers:
  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Access to Patron-Only Feed (Polls, Videos, Fun Stuff)
  • Three Six-Word Stories
  • Two Pieces of Flash Fiction
  • Three Stage Pieces
  • Three Poems
  • Monthly Serial Story Installment
Plus:
  • A Third Piece of Flash Fiction
  • One Quarterly Surprise Drop
  • Annual Autographed Chapbook (December 2018)

Recent posts by Colette Marie Murphy

Tiers
The Skimmers
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! Your support means the world to me.


This tier is great for those who are just curious about what's up with me + my writing. This tier includes access to a monthly Patreon-only blog post as well as any other activity on my Patreon feed (like monthly theme polls or random videos). 


This tier will also include a sample of some of my different styles of writing. Each month, you will receive: 


-- One Six-Word Story

-- One Piece of Flash Fiction

-- One Poem

The Artists
$3 or more per month
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! 


Triple the support, triple the love. 


This tier is for those who love opening night and open mic night with equal fervor. This tier is where I'm stretching my non-traditional writing muscles. 


You'll get the same rewards as the $1 tier (exclusive Patreon-only blog post + feed activities PLUS a six-word story, a poem, and a piece of flash fiction each month) AS WELL AS: 


-- Two Poems

-- Two Stage Pieces

The Story Fans
$5 or more per month
You're trading a cup of fancy to-go coffee for my words and creativity, and I couldn't be more grateful. 


This level is for those who like quick and fun stories. It includes previous tiers' rewards (blog post, six-word story, flash fiction, two stage pieces, three poems), PLUS TWO MORE AWESOME REWARDS:


--- A second piece of Flash Fiction 

--- A serial story with monthly installments 


Like the writers of yore, I'm going to write a monthly serial piece. Each month there will be a new installment, sort of like a short chapter in a book. The story will continue until it reaches a natural, satisfying conclusion (as determined by me, the author), at which point another serial will begin. 

The Eclectics
$8 or more per month
You want a little bit of everything, and then you want a little bit more. I like that about you. And I hope you like what all comes with this tier! In addition to everything from the previous tiers (blog, six-word story, two pieces of flash fiction, two stage pieces, three poems, and the monthly serial installment), you will also have access to: 


-- Two more Six-Word Stories

-- One additional Stage Piece 


You've got a lot of reading to do each month, and with this tier, you'll have a wide variety to keep you interested! 

The Voracious Readers
$12 or more per month
I have hearts in my eyes and YOU put them there! 


This is for those who REALLY want to dive in with my writing projects, and like keeping a hard copy of them around. This includes all previous tiers' rewards (blog post + Patreon feed + six-word stories + flash fiction + monthly serial story + poems + stage pieces), PLUS: 

 

-- A third piece of Flash Fiction.


-- A *Quarterly* surprise writing drop. Will it be a spec script? A one-act play? Chapters from a work-in-progress novel? It's a surprise every quarter!  


-- An autographed hard copy of my chapbook (stapled) featuring all the exclusive Patreon stories plus one or two (or three or four...) bonus pieces just for these collections. Currently planning on releasing a chapbook once per year, at Christmas time; more details to come. You must be subscribed at this level during the month of the chapbook's release to be eligible for this prize.


First Chapbook Release: December 2018