Hey, I’m Timandra Whitecastle, and I write stories.
I’m a Germany-based English native-speaker (long story!) who LOVES to read Fantasy.
I think that the hero’s journey (orphaned farmboy turns into saviour of the world) fantasy is good and has its’ proper place. However, there’s a danger if its’ mono-vision is the only, dominant fantasy story out there. Fantasy is one of those genres that can truly show the human condition and still entertain, if it’s done well. Yet, a few years back, I had reached a point where I just couldn’t find the dark fantasy books I wanted to read, so … I decided to write them myself.
You can too!
Here’s my writing creed: we need more voices to be heard, more tales to be told, and from different perspectives! Tell Your Story!
Most writers use Patreon as a tip jar to finance more awesome stuff for their readers, which is great! More stuff for the win!
However, the beauty of Patreon is the more intimate access you as a Patron can have … As in the days of old, YOU, the patrons, are directly contributing to the creation of art, enabling an artist to create.
In my case, this means you’ll get unique and privileged access to my creative process. This is not just to entertain you with snippets of a work in progress or rants about how everything just isn't working (fun!), but an invitation to see firsthand both the broad strokes of any creative process in any given creative field AND the actual book creation from initial idea to finished project, all from my perspective.
Patreon is a great platform for organizing this concept, being able to upload word documents, videos, artwork—for which I’d typically need several websites. Plus, you have the the huge advantage that Patrons on a budget (who can only afford $1 per month) don’t have to worry about getting charged too much, whereas people with a lot to give are also welcome to support. Every dollar counts!
In short: With your support, I can focus on making and showing. You’ll be looking over my shoulder all the way!
Become my Patron today to
- get a unique insight into my creative process; use it to jumpstart yours
- collaborate! To have opportunities to influence some of my artistic choices, plus make it possible for me to pay other artists (concept artists, cover designers, interior designers, idk ... musicians?) You’re trusting me to be a curator and choose where to spread your money around, so I’ll make sure it trickles into the lives of other artists, creators and makers
- offer criticism and share ideas; be part of the process
- help me enable your writing journey—you have an idea but have never had a finished manuscript to publish? Don't know what to do when you get stuck? Don't know how to write yourself out of a funk? Always wanted to see how someone else gets sh*t done? Well, here I am, unboxing my fiction. Take a look!