Tommy Donbavand is creating exclusive written content!
60

patrons

$380
per month
Hello Potential Patrons!

My name is Tommy Donbavand, I'm 48 years old, and I'm the author of almost 100 books for children and young people.  My work includes the 13-title Scream Street series (recently adapted as a stop-motion animated series for BBC TV), Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, and numerous titles for reluctant and struggling readers such as Home, Raven and My Teacher Ate My Brain.

On 10th March 2016, I was diagnosed with cancer.  Treatment begins shortly.

One of the (many) disappointing results of my diagnosis is that I will have to stop visiting schools, libraries and book festivals to teach creative writing, talk about my work as an author, and inspire a love of reading for pleasure.  For the past ten years, I've visited at least 70 different schools per year.

This will result in a sizeable dip in my income.  Hence Patreon...

I really don't want to feel like I'm begging, or asking for handouts - but I am going to have to find a way to earn extra money through the one skill this disease has thankfully left me able to do...  I can write.  In fact, I'm about to have lots of writing time on my hands!

So, if you support me I will create exclusive content of all kinds for my patrons: stories, poetry, articles, jokes, lesson plansclass worksheets and much more.  I will also offer writing advice for anyone who has ever wanted to put pen to paper.  I'll tell you how to plot, build a world, create characters, complete a draft, rewrite, and then submit to publishers and agents or self-publish your work on the Kindle.

Hey, I might even tell you a little bit about my cancer treatment, too.

If you've read this far, I'm very grateful.  If you are able to support me - even better.

Many thanks

Tommy Donbavand
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
24 patrons
Pledge just $1 per month, and you'll become my PATRON.

You'll receive regular content such as short stories, poems, jokes, articles, reviews, activities and more - all ready to download, print off and enjoy.
Pledge $5 or more per month
18 patrons
If you pledge $5 per month, you'll be a SUPER PATRON!

You'll get everything the regular patrons get, plus exclusive monthly videos where I will talk about my life and career, and answer any questions you may want to ask me via email.
Pledge $10 or more per month
19 patrons
Pledge £10 per month, and you'll be a STAR PATRON!

This group is perfect for parents, librarians, teachers and anyone else who works with young people, or wants their children to develop a love of reading and writing.  In addition to the above, I'll provide unique story starters, writing tips, character ideas, worksheets and more.  Plus, I'll answer your children's questions in an exclusive monthly video.
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 patron
SCHOOLS EXCLUSIVE, BRONZE LEVEL!

For $15 (£10) per month, you will receive...

* A selection of at least 10 different story starter sheets in various genres, ability levels and linked to either school topics or seasonal times of the year. Print them off, hand them out and your pupils will never have to face the fear of the blank page ever again.

* I will provide worksheets on my writing topic of the month - such as ‘Brainstorming Ideas’, ‘Creating Characters’, ‘World Building’, ‘Developing Plots’, ‘Realistic Dialogue’, ‘Finishing The First Draft’, ‘Rewriting Techniques’ and many others.

* A handful of fast and fun writing exercises that can take as little as ten minutes to complete. Each exercise will be specifically designed to sharpen your pupils’ storytelling skills and help them to become better writers.
Pledge $25 or more per month
5 patrons
Pledge $25 or more per month, you get all of the above, plus you gain access to my INNER CIRCLE!

Members of this exclusive group get content simply not available anywhere else. I'll provide detailed writing and publishing advice you cannot get elsewhere.  I'll talk actual numbers concerning book advances, royalties, personal appearance fees and more!

Plus, you get to take part in a monthly on-line hangout to ask me individual questions about your career and your writing!
Pledge $43 or more per month
0 patrons
SCHOOLS EXCLUSIVE, SILVER LEVEL!

For $43 (£30) per month, you will receive everything in the Bronze Level, plus...

* Detailed lesson plans to help you run my workshop topics in your own classrooms. It will be almost as if I’m right there with you!

* Techniques designed to expand your pupils’ creative writing into other areas of the curriculum, such as drama, music, history, art and more.

* I will cover other areas of writing, such as poetry, scriptwriting, flash fiction and more!

* A surprise of the month. This could be a short story, a poem, a video, or even a task for your pupils to undertake!
Pledge $214 or more per month
0 patrons
SCHOOLS EXCLUSIVE, GOLD LEVEL!

For $214 (£150) per month, you will receive everything in the Bronze and Silver Levels, plus...

* I will provide INDIVIDUAL feedback on stories for up to TEN of your pupils. It will only take a few months for me to cover the entire school – then we start again at an improved level of writing.

* I will answer all your pupils’ questions in a personal email, upgrading to an exclusive video when I’m able to talk again after my radio and chemotherapy treatment.

* I will give you a discount on a LIVE author visit once I’m back on my feet!
Hello Potential Patrons!

My name is Tommy Donbavand, I'm 48 years old, and I'm the author of almost 100 books for children and young people.  My work includes the 13-title Scream Street series (recently adapted as a stop-motion animated series for BBC TV), Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, and numerous titles for reluctant and struggling readers such as Home, Raven and My Teacher Ate My Brain.

On 10th March 2016, I was diagnosed with cancer.  Treatment begins shortly.

One of the (many) disappointing results of my diagnosis is that I will have to stop visiting schools, libraries and book festivals to teach creative writing, talk about my work as an author, and inspire a love of reading for pleasure.  For the past ten years, I've visited at least 70 different schools per year.

This will result in a sizeable dip in my income.  Hence Patreon...

I really don't want to feel like I'm begging, or asking for handouts - but I am going to have to find a way to earn extra money through the one skill this disease has thankfully left me able to do...  I can write.  In fact, I'm about to have lots of writing time on my hands!

So, if you support me I will create exclusive content of all kinds for my patrons: stories, poetry, articles, jokes, lesson plansclass worksheets and much more.  I will also offer writing advice for anyone who has ever wanted to put pen to paper.  I'll tell you how to plot, build a world, create characters, complete a draft, rewrite, and then submit to publishers and agents or self-publish your work on the Kindle.

Hey, I might even tell you a little bit about my cancer treatment, too.

If you've read this far, I'm very grateful.  If you are able to support me - even better.

Many thanks

Tommy Donbavand

Recent posts by Tommy Donbavand

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
24 patrons
Pledge just $1 per month, and you'll become my PATRON.

You'll receive regular content such as short stories, poems, jokes, articles, reviews, activities and more - all ready to download, print off and enjoy.
Pledge $5 or more per month
18 patrons
If you pledge $5 per month, you'll be a SUPER PATRON!

You'll get everything the regular patrons get, plus exclusive monthly videos where I will talk about my life and career, and answer any questions you may want to ask me via email.
Pledge $10 or more per month
19 patrons
Pledge £10 per month, and you'll be a STAR PATRON!

This group is perfect for parents, librarians, teachers and anyone else who works with young people, or wants their children to develop a love of reading and writing.  In addition to the above, I'll provide unique story starters, writing tips, character ideas, worksheets and more.  Plus, I'll answer your children's questions in an exclusive monthly video.
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 patron
SCHOOLS EXCLUSIVE, BRONZE LEVEL!

For $15 (£10) per month, you will receive...

* A selection of at least 10 different story starter sheets in various genres, ability levels and linked to either school topics or seasonal times of the year. Print them off, hand them out and your pupils will never have to face the fear of the blank page ever again.

* I will provide worksheets on my writing topic of the month - such as ‘Brainstorming Ideas’, ‘Creating Characters’, ‘World Building’, ‘Developing Plots’, ‘Realistic Dialogue’, ‘Finishing The First Draft’, ‘Rewriting Techniques’ and many others.

* A handful of fast and fun writing exercises that can take as little as ten minutes to complete. Each exercise will be specifically designed to sharpen your pupils’ storytelling skills and help them to become better writers.
Pledge $25 or more per month
5 patrons
Pledge $25 or more per month, you get all of the above, plus you gain access to my INNER CIRCLE!

Members of this exclusive group get content simply not available anywhere else. I'll provide detailed writing and publishing advice you cannot get elsewhere.  I'll talk actual numbers concerning book advances, royalties, personal appearance fees and more!

Plus, you get to take part in a monthly on-line hangout to ask me individual questions about your career and your writing!
Pledge $43 or more per month
0 patrons
SCHOOLS EXCLUSIVE, SILVER LEVEL!

For $43 (£30) per month, you will receive everything in the Bronze Level, plus...

* Detailed lesson plans to help you run my workshop topics in your own classrooms. It will be almost as if I’m right there with you!

* Techniques designed to expand your pupils’ creative writing into other areas of the curriculum, such as drama, music, history, art and more.

* I will cover other areas of writing, such as poetry, scriptwriting, flash fiction and more!

* A surprise of the month. This could be a short story, a poem, a video, or even a task for your pupils to undertake!
Pledge $214 or more per month
0 patrons
SCHOOLS EXCLUSIVE, GOLD LEVEL!

For $214 (£150) per month, you will receive everything in the Bronze and Silver Levels, plus...

* I will provide INDIVIDUAL feedback on stories for up to TEN of your pupils. It will only take a few months for me to cover the entire school – then we start again at an improved level of writing.

* I will answer all your pupils’ questions in a personal email, upgrading to an exclusive video when I’m able to talk again after my radio and chemotherapy treatment.

* I will give you a discount on a LIVE author visit once I’m back on my feet!