Colette Marie Murphy

Colette Marie Murphy

is creating Fiction, Poetry, & More
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! Here's how it's broken down by tier:


  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Two (2) or More Pieces of Writing


  • Monthly Blog Post
  • The Skimmers Monthly Collection
  • Three (3) or More Additional Pieces of Writing

  • Monthly Blog Post
  • The Skimmers Monthly Collection
  • The Story Fans Monthly Collection
  • Four (4) or More Additional Pieces of Writing 

So, what are these things? Here are my definitions of the type of content you'll find throughout the three levels. 

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.

PIECES OF WRITING TYPES:

SERIAL STORY - The serial is a monthly fiction installment about specific characters. Each month will be a new "episode" in the serial story. The current serial began in January 2019. Think of these like chapters in a novel.  

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 PIECES - These allow me to let my inner playwright out into the sun to play and stretch a bit. It may be monologues or scenes, it might be a full one-act play, and sometimes I might think of “stage” in the broadest sense of the word and write specifically for screen or radio!

FLASH FICTION - Ranging from 250-1500 words, these short pieces of fiction are complete works that happen "in a flash." Shorter than a traditional short story, they have a set beginning-middle-end. 

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!

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!).

BONUS: 

SIX-WORD STORIES -
Made famous by Hemingway who supposedly/allegedly/definitely? once wrote: For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn. 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! These do not count in the monthly "pieces of writing" tiers, but they may be sprinkled throughout each monthly collection. 

Once again, a MILLION thank yous for being here, and happy reading!
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.  Each month, you will receive: 


-- Patreon-Exclusive Blog Post

-- Two (2) (or more) Pieces of Writing

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. THANK YOU.


This tier includes:


-- Patreon-Exclusive Blog Post

-- The Skimmers Monthly Collection 

-- Three (3) (or more) Additional Pieces of Writing 

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 of all shapes and sizes. This includes all previous tiers' rewards plus additional benefits. In total, this tier receives: 

 

-- Patreon-Exclusive Blog Post

-- The Skimmers Monthly Collection

-- The Story Fans Monthly Collection 

-- Four (4) (or more) Additional Pieces of Writing 

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! Here's how it's broken down by tier:


  • Monthly Blog Post
  • Two (2) or More Pieces of Writing


  • Monthly Blog Post
  • The Skimmers Monthly Collection
  • Three (3) or More Additional Pieces of Writing

  • Monthly Blog Post
  • The Skimmers Monthly Collection
  • The Story Fans Monthly Collection
  • Four (4) or More Additional Pieces of Writing 

So, what are these things? Here are my definitions of the type of content you'll find throughout the three levels. 

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.

PIECES OF WRITING TYPES:

SERIAL STORY - The serial is a monthly fiction installment about specific characters. Each month will be a new "episode" in the serial story. The current serial began in January 2019. Think of these like chapters in a novel.  

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 PIECES - These allow me to let my inner playwright out into the sun to play and stretch a bit. It may be monologues or scenes, it might be a full one-act play, and sometimes I might think of “stage” in the broadest sense of the word and write specifically for screen or radio!

FLASH FICTION - Ranging from 250-1500 words, these short pieces of fiction are complete works that happen "in a flash." Shorter than a traditional short story, they have a set beginning-middle-end. 

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!

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!).

BONUS: 

SIX-WORD STORIES -
Made famous by Hemingway who supposedly/allegedly/definitely? once wrote: For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn. 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! These do not count in the monthly "pieces of writing" tiers, but they may be sprinkled throughout each monthly collection. 

Once again, a MILLION thank yous for being here, and happy reading!

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.  Each month, you will receive: 


-- Patreon-Exclusive Blog Post

-- Two (2) (or more) Pieces of Writing

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. THANK YOU.


This tier includes:


-- Patreon-Exclusive Blog Post

-- The Skimmers Monthly Collection 

-- Three (3) (or more) Additional Pieces of Writing 

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 of all shapes and sizes. This includes all previous tiers' rewards plus additional benefits. In total, this tier receives: 

 

-- Patreon-Exclusive Blog Post

-- The Skimmers Monthly Collection

-- The Story Fans Monthly Collection 

-- Four (4) (or more) Additional Pieces of Writing