Mikey Campling is creating A Science Fiction Novel in Monthly Parts
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Hello, I'm Mikey Campling and I've always been a writer. There, I said it - I'm admitting right now that I was born with this set of attributes and tendencies. That's not to say I was born with the necessary skills - just the burning desire to put words into an order that felt right. My skills as a writer are certainly not innate; I've built them up slowly over the years through many long hours of pushing myself to do better.

So, I don't write for pleasure or because I think it might be cool. I don't write as a hobby. I write because, deep down, I feel I have to.
I sure as hell don't do it for the money, because, let's be honest, I probably wouldn't be on this platform if cash was pouring in from all directions. Sure, I sell a few books every day, and I'm pleased to say that people tend to like them. But as an independent author, I also have a number of unavoidable costs, such as editing and proof-reading.

I haven't really used Patreon properly until now, partly because I feel that the platform has matured to the point where it provides a genuinely valuable experience to the patrons, in this case, readers. I think it's time to give it a whirl, and I've had a project sitting on a backburner for several years, which I think will be a perfect fit for a serialization on Patreon.

I'm going to start an ambitious science fiction story, right here, and there will be at least one new chapter every month. It's a dystopian story with the provisional title The Fell, but that will probably change because while a fell is commonly understood to be a stretch of high ground in the UK, it may throw a US audience. Patrons will get the chance to give their thoughts on the title. I'll keep the UK setting though because I have the fictional location mapped out in my mind already.

I shall be grateful for any support you can offer, and of course all patrons will get access to every new episode, which I'll make available as digital downloads in the epub and mobi formats. Patrons who wish to offer more support, will get extra access to me and get insights into the process.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I'm looking forward to getting stuck in. Let's make this story happen! 
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
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Glad to have you aboard. These patrons will get the new episodes as soon as they're released, which will be at least once a month. Each episode will be available to download in  the popular ebook formats of epub and mobi.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you, my friend. You'll receive all the above and you'll be able to access a monthly video in which I'll give my thoughts on the writing process as we go along.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you very much indeed! You can look forward to all the above, plus you'll get a monthly email from me, specially written for patrons. I shall do my best to entertain you and we'll be able to get to know each other a bit better.
Pledge $25 or more per month
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Goodness me, you are a generous soul. You'll get all the above, and you'll get to name a character in the book. You'll also get a credit and a note of thanks in the finished book. For this reason, the number of patrons is limited. PLUS, if you send me your postal address, I'll send you a personal letter.
Pledge $40 or more per month
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This is very cool of you. You'll get all the above, plus you'll have access to audio recordings of me reading each chapter. I have a professional microphone so you'll be getting a good quality audio book, created at the same time as the story. And I think that may be unique!
Goals
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At this level, I'll begin the cover for the finished book and I'll set up a live video chat so that patrons can have input on the cover design.
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Hello, I'm Mikey Campling and I've always been a writer. There, I said it - I'm admitting right now that I was born with this set of attributes and tendencies. That's not to say I was born with the necessary skills - just the burning desire to put words into an order that felt right. My skills as a writer are certainly not innate; I've built them up slowly over the years through many long hours of pushing myself to do better.

So, I don't write for pleasure or because I think it might be cool. I don't write as a hobby. I write because, deep down, I feel I have to.
I sure as hell don't do it for the money, because, let's be honest, I probably wouldn't be on this platform if cash was pouring in from all directions. Sure, I sell a few books every day, and I'm pleased to say that people tend to like them. But as an independent author, I also have a number of unavoidable costs, such as editing and proof-reading.

I haven't really used Patreon properly until now, partly because I feel that the platform has matured to the point where it provides a genuinely valuable experience to the patrons, in this case, readers. I think it's time to give it a whirl, and I've had a project sitting on a backburner for several years, which I think will be a perfect fit for a serialization on Patreon.

I'm going to start an ambitious science fiction story, right here, and there will be at least one new chapter every month. It's a dystopian story with the provisional title The Fell, but that will probably change because while a fell is commonly understood to be a stretch of high ground in the UK, it may throw a US audience. Patrons will get the chance to give their thoughts on the title. I'll keep the UK setting though because I have the fictional location mapped out in my mind already.

I shall be grateful for any support you can offer, and of course all patrons will get access to every new episode, which I'll make available as digital downloads in the epub and mobi formats. Patrons who wish to offer more support, will get extra access to me and get insights into the process.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I'm looking forward to getting stuck in. Let's make this story happen! 

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
Glad to have you aboard. These patrons will get the new episodes as soon as they're released, which will be at least once a month. Each episode will be available to download in  the popular ebook formats of epub and mobi.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you, my friend. You'll receive all the above and you'll be able to access a monthly video in which I'll give my thoughts on the writing process as we go along.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you very much indeed! You can look forward to all the above, plus you'll get a monthly email from me, specially written for patrons. I shall do my best to entertain you and we'll be able to get to know each other a bit better.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 25 patrons
Goodness me, you are a generous soul. You'll get all the above, and you'll get to name a character in the book. You'll also get a credit and a note of thanks in the finished book. For this reason, the number of patrons is limited. PLUS, if you send me your postal address, I'll send you a personal letter.
Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons
This is very cool of you. You'll get all the above, plus you'll have access to audio recordings of me reading each chapter. I have a professional microphone so you'll be getting a good quality audio book, created at the same time as the story. And I think that may be unique!