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About Matty Dalrymple, The Indy Author

Hi, I’m Matty Dalrymple, The Indy Author, and I'd like to welcome you to my Patreon page!

I independently publish my Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels and Suspense Shorts, my Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, and my non-fiction work, including Taking the Short Tack: Creating Income and Connecting with Readers Using Short Fiction and The Indy Author’s Guide to Podcasting for Authors: Creating Connections, Community, and Income through my imprint, William Kingsfield Publishers. I named my imprint in honor of my father, Thomas William Dalrymple, who wrote under that pen name—you can check out his short fiction in Colliers and Cosmopolitan—and who inspired me to pursue my dream of being a full-time author and publisher.

I believe that any author who wants to approach the writing craft and the publishing voyage in a professional way—whether they’re independently published or traditionally published—must approach the endeavor with an indy frame of mind. In support of that effort, I host The Indy Author Podcast, where I speak with experts in the writing and publishing fields who can provide the support we need on our author journeys. New episodes of The Indy Author Podcast launch weekly. I also provide resources at theindyauthor.com, including information on the tools and resources that have been indispensable to me in my author career.

I hope that you’ll consider supporting my efforts via Patreon or Buy Me a Coffee.

My patronage program is based on a conversation with Jeff Elkins, The Dialogue Doctor, in an "inbetweenisode" of The Indy Author Podcast, and I used Jeff's advice to design a program that I feel best serves my community and my efforts to keep The Indy Author afloat.

I asked Jeff a question I love to ask fellow podcasters: What was he getting from his podcast, both for himself and in terms of his goals related to helping other authors, that was different after over 70 episodes than he expected when he did his first episode.

As is often the case when I speak with Jeff, he took that question in a truly wonderful direction. He talked about the importance to him of building community, and how that differs from podcasters like me whose primary goal is to provide content. And he illustrated the difference with examples of several other podcasters whose names you’ll recognize.

He talked about factoring in where your energy comes from in a way that’s much more useful than the usual introvert / extrovert model, and about how we can change the story we tell ourselves to achieve the results we are aiming for.

And he offered some great insights about serving one’s community while also enlisting the support of that community in keeping a creative endeavor going.

Please grab a cup of coffee and check out the interview: https://youtu.be/AGHhbeslY8E

I hope you love what Jeff had to say as much as I did. I loved when he talked about how you can identify if you’re a community builder or a content provider by asking yourself, What makes you feel like you're wearing a medal? Sharing his perspective as a community-building podcaster, I loved his comment that It's my job to be authentic and real with what I'm learning and where I'm going, and then allowing other people to come on that journey with me. … The key is to see yourself as a facilitator of that cohort and then provide ways for the cohort to connect with one another.

Right now, I see myself as mainly a content provider, but I wholeheartedly agree with Jeff’s comment that if you go content provider, a community will form around it. How could I provide a platform for building community among my patrons? I was intrigued by Jeff’s conversation about what Slack had to offer, so I joined Jeff’s Slack community, as well as Sacha Black’s, to see how the experts were managing it. Then I created my own Slack space—The Indy Author Crew—for patrons and past podcast guests, and I'm thrilled that it is proving to be a venue not only for members to engage with me, but to engage with each other as well.

I also liked Jeff’s advice about providing some differentiation among patronage tiers, and you can check out the details of my three tiers at https://www.patreon.com/theindyauthor.

You can also support me via Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattydalrymple), perhaps to indicate the value that a specific episode or resource provided to you on your creative voyage.

Thank you for considering becoming a patron of The Indy Author Podcast! I’m looking forward to the creative voyage we’ll take together.
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Writings
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