PM Carron is creating and bringing dark, fantasy stories from The Dark into The Light
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patron

$9
per month
Greetings, fellow connoisseurs of darkly-epic flights of fantasy! I am, PM Carron, and I channel dark, fantasy stories with an epic feel straight from The Cosmik Winds, write them down, and bring shadowy imagery into focus for everyone to experience and enjoy. These tales are out of this world, and I promise you, they will knock your socks off!  

Whether you're looking for more dark content, are curious about how an author thinks and creates, or are looking for inspiration, joining my community will reap all of the benefits you are seeking!

I have been honing my fantasy vision since the age of twelve. Over the course of some forty-odd years, the stories thundering across my mind have come into clarity and are ready to be disseminated to all who wish to understand fantasy as I live and breathe it. One hundred-fifty stories centered around a revolution that threatens The Gods and The Cosmos itself are chafing at the bit to be unleashed upon our reality. So far, four tales have been completed and published. Another, much longer tale, the first book in a planned lineup of ten trilogies, is on the cusp of being published. I am in search of a community of Patrons to take this journey with me. Don't you want to be a part of building something bigger than yourself?  

The goals I've set for myself are simple, logically stepped, and most importantly, attainable. As each milestone is met, as one of my Patrons, you will benefit by having more of my content into which to sink your teeth. My goals are layered in such a way to support one another and make it more likely I will reach each and every target. 

My first goal of $300.00 per month in pledges will make it easier for me to produce more fantasy content by allowing me to purchase the programs and equipment necessary for me to create my stories. After meeting my second aim of $600.00 per month in Patron pledges, I will be able to create and maintain an exclusive chatroom for use by my committed Patrons. My third milestone of $1,000.00 per month will allow me to create hard copies of my stories to be given to my more committed Patrons. My tales are sold exclusively as digital downloads, so this is something that will only benefit my Patrons. See why I refer to what I'm building as a community? 

I can't do any of this without your support. If you've been wondering why there is nothing shiny and new within the realm of fantasy, ponder no more, this community is the stuff of which dreams are made! 


Finally, once I reach my sixth objective, the brass ring of goals, I will organize and fund an annual weekend-long meeting in a convention hall for my Patrons and Twitter followers. It will be free to all invited attendees. You will only have to get there. I'll cover the rest as a thank you and celebration of what you helped me accomplish.

All attendees will be able to speak to me directly as well as meet and greet one another, eat and imbibe lots of delightful edibles and drinkables, play in a live-action role playing game, listen to raucous music, enter a costume contest, and partake in ask me anything panels with myself, my three editors, and anyone else willing to take time out of their busy schedules. This is where Patreon will meet Twitter to the benefit of members of both communities. Doesn't that sound like a hoot?

My Twitter community has more than sixteen thousand followers and grows with each passing day. I am bringing the energy and enthusiasm I mustered on Twitter to Patreon. You, my fellow dark aficionados, are being presented with something shiny and new. 

What is it that I actually do? My brand of dark fantasy stories pays homage to The Great Masters of fantasy literature without being derivative of any of their amazing works of art. I respect the groundwork laid by Homer, Ovid, Poe, Leiber, Tolkien, Lovecraft, King, Rice, Barker, and Zelazny, but take the themes and attitudes those masters created to the next level. I have retooled the idea of fantasy, and I am bringing it into The Light. 

For me, fantasy is anything created within the mind that doesn't exist in reality. Magic, vampyres, and ships that travel through space faster than the speed of light are examples of what I call fantasy. The problems with my vision are the arbitrary borders that have been erected between the genres of fantasy; horror, science fiction, and high fantasy. I use all three of these varieties of fantasy in my work as appropriate and as I see fit. The barriers or delineations between the three main kinds of fantasy just don't make any sense to me. My brand brings the genres of fantasy back together, and seems much more natural and pure to me. 

Ideas and concepts are also an integral part of my brand of dark fantasy. The true power used by my characters in my tales is not some mystical or supernatural force, but the ideas conceived of within their minds and manifested by them upon their surroundings. This idea first percolated in my mind when, at the age of twelve, I ran my first role playing game, D & D, and has been honed over time. My fans love that aspect of my work. As a Patron of mine, you will have ample opportunity to get an inside view of exactly what I do, how I do it, and why I can't stop doing it.    

Additionally, more than one person has told me, my stories have reread value. They tell me, you can read any of my flights of fantasy several times and discover something significant that went unnoticed during prior readings. Most authors can't say that about their work. I am proud of what I have created and with your collaborative enthusiasm, will be able to tilt at the windmills and complete my quest. 

My three editors are convinced that someday, other writers will create derivative works of my stories. For me, that would be the purest form of flattery. Fantasy has become dry and repetitive, and someone needs to pave the way for reigniting the fires of passion, or fantasy as a literary art form will whither on the vine. Destiny has chosen me. Instead of running the other way, I charge into the breach. 

Don't you want to be an integral part of this movement?  Take my hand and walk into the shadows of The Cosmos with me. All that's left for you to do, is to click the BECOME A PATRON button to the right and join this community of fellow travelers. It will be an odyssey you won't want to miss, nor one you will ever regret joining. If I can create as much as I do without outside help, imagine how much content can be created with pledges from fellow travelers like yourself. Come along for the ride and witness my lifelong vision become reality!
Tiers
Acolytes of Outer Shadows
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You have entered the periphery of Darkness and have joined a community of like-minded folk. For a commitment of at least $1.00 every month, you will receive:

         

       1.  My undying gratitude;  and

        

       2.  A mention in a special, thank you Tweet, each and every month you sponsor my creative pursuits;  and


       3.  Through your pledge, you have earned the access you desire. You will have access to exclusive posts available only to my Patrons. Some of the things these posts will include are:  Roots Posts, to include the gaming materials from the role-playing game my stories come from and other information about the origin of the world I write about; Process Posts, to include copies of my handwritten manuscripts, pictures of my travels to museums and historical sites, random thoughts, and ongoing works in progress;  Dark News Posts, which are fictional newspaper articles about the goings-on around my stories; WIP Posts, which are stories that my patrons can watch develop and unfold with each successive post. This is where the rubber meets the road, and a most exciting opportunity to peer inside my creative process. The sky is the limit here, and I am sure I will experiment with and create all manner of content to post;  and 


        4.  Once I work out the kinks in the technology, you will have access to Porch Talk, an ongoing video series I will post and make available only to my Patrons. With Porch Talk, you will literally see my creative process as it unfolds in my outdoor office on my front porch. This feature, available exclusively to patrons, is one you will not want to miss;  and 


        5.  My continuing and undying appreciation for your generous pledge.

Initiates of Inner Shadows
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
No longer an acolyte, your loyalty to the community will not go unnoticed. For a commitment of at least $5.00 every month, you will receive:

         

       1.  My undying gratitude, accompanied by many bows and thanks;  and


       2.  A one-time, complimentary download of any one of my published short stories of your choosing;  and 


        3.  Complimentary downloads of all short stories I publish going forward, forevermore, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at this level of commitment or higher;  and


       4.  All benefits previously mentioned;  and 


       5.  My continuing and undying appreciation for your lavish offering.

Disciples of The Shaded Grove
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Congratulations! For casting aside your initiate's cloak for a robe spun from a shadow of an ancient Eldaar tree, not only are you a full-fledged Disciple of The Shaded Grove, for a commitment of at least $10.00 every month, you will receive:

         

       1.  My undying gratitude, accompanied by many bows, thanks, and thrown kisses;  and 


       2.  Access to Vid Posts. These are video posts of scenes from my stories reenacted by friends and family, and will only be available to Patrons of this level of commitment or higher. Such posts will not be posted on any regular schedule because these videos will be much more complicated than other types of posts and will involve costumes, special effects, and probably many takes;  and


       3.  Although I answer all mail and inquiries in as timely a manner as possible, your devotion will be rewarded by getting you to the top of my To-Do List. Your e-mail, snail-mail, Direct Messages, or any other form of communication with me will be given priority. Depending on the inquiry and its interest to me, bonuses will be bestowed upon all those who pique my curiosity and make me think, within my responses to those inquiries;  and  


       4.  Credit on my website and within all stories published by me in a month of your sponsorship at this level or higher for your faithfulness to the cause and community as a Patron of mine;  and 


       5.  All previously mentioned benefits;  and 


       6.  My continuing and undying appreciation for such indulgence you bestow upon me in support of my grand vision.

Keepers of Dark Matter
$20 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
You have entered the dark, outer ring of exclusivity. As such, you do not need any accolades or pats on the back from me. You desire something more and something more is what I will deliver to you. For a commitment of at least $20.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  In addition to receiving complimentary downloads of all short stories I publish, you will get complimentary downloads of all stories, regardless of length, I publish going forward, forevermore, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at this level of dedication or above;  and


     2.  As soon as my third goal is met, you will have direct access to me in a chat room, I will call Cosmik Discourses, at least once per day no fewer than five days a week for a Q & A session where you will be able to ask me anything, and I will answer any and all of your questions. This chat room will be available only to the most committed of my Patrons and nobody else;  and


      3.  Access several times a year to extra materials such as hard copies of my work, signed by me, not available to Patrons who do not have the allegiance to The Dark and The Community you possess. This is not to be looked at lightly because my stories are available commercially exclusively as digital downloads. These hard copies will not have a professional look and feel to them until my third goal is met, but that may be part of the charm; and


      4.  All previously mentioned benefits.  

 

Heroes of The Black Hole
$42 or more per month 0 of 42 patrons
You are moving up the hierarchy of Dark Desire. You are in rare company because there can only be forty-two heroes of your ilk. There is no need for me to massage your ego by expounding upon your greatness. You know you are amazing because you have joined the perfect tier and have committed to the perfect offering. For a commitment of at least $42.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  The right to name and create something, anything really, in my upcoming stories, provided you sign a release granting me the exclusive copyright over what you want me to use in my stories. Conceive of a name for a character, create a new kind of monster, or a newfangled plane of existence. Your imagination is your only limit, and I promise all unique and cool ideas will not go unnoticed; and 


     2.  In the event, you are an aspiring or even a seasoned fantasy writer, you can run the kind of ideas listed in number one immediately above through me to get my feedback, and I promise I won't poach or filch your idea or concept;  and 


     2.  At this level of commitment to dark art, you are invited to partake in a more collaborative relationship with me. I will do my utmost to answer your inquiries with the level of detail you deserve; and


     3.  All previously mentioned benefits


Scions of The Night
$75 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
As a Scion of The Night, shadows part for you, and Dawn's early light flees your presence. There can never be more than thirty of you. Now, that's exclusivity, but you already knew that or you wouldn't be much of a Scion of The Night! For a commitment of at least $75.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  Complimentary downloads of all of my stories I will publish going forward, into perpetuity, before the stories are commercially available, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at this level of participation and devotion. This means you will get to begin reading my stories at least a week before everyone else, and in some cases there may be a lead time of six or seven weeks. Now, that's access! Your family, friends and fellow employees will be envious of your mysterious access. Talk around the water cooler will never be the same for you;  and


      2.  Are you an aspiring, rising, or established author? Then this benefit is tailor-made just for you. It is the right to submit to me for feedback up to 750 words each and every month of your works in progress in whatever format works best for you and I, as long as  you remain a Patron of mine at this level of involvement and commitment. I promise I won't poach or filch your work, but will read every word and give you a detailed opinion that will include but not be limited to suggestions for improvement upon tone, mood, themes, grammar, spelling, word choice, and story arc. With this benefit, you will expand your access to my thoughts and creative methodology. Envy does not begin to describe the feelings your closest friends will exhibit when you tell them about this benefit! and


      3.  All previously mentioned benefits not inconsistent with any benefit previously mentioned. 

Muses of Dark Dreams
$250 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
If you are considering becoming a Muse of Dark Dreams, you are reaching for a status within this community only twenty can have at any time. At this level of devotion, you will have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate you are indeed The Muse you profess to be. For a commitment of at least $250.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  There is no doubt you must be an aspiring writer, or why else would you be this faithful to this community devoted to dark fantasy? Instead of a mere 750 words each month, you are granted the right to submit to me for feedback up to 3,000 words each and every month of your works in progress, as long as  you remain a Patron of mine at this level of community participation. With this pledge, you place your commitment to this community on your sleeve, and I will respond in kind! and


     2.  All previously mentioned benefits.     

Divine Ones of The Exalted Black
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
As one of ten Divine Ones of The Exalted Black, you are the creme-de-la-creme, and you are fully-aware of that fact. You know yourself and aspire to an intrinsic part of the creative process. For a commitment of at least $500.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  Holy cow! You must really crave collaboration at the highest level. Three thousand words are not enough for the likes of you. You want and deserve more, so more is what I'll serve up to you. You are hereby granted the right to submit to me for feedback up to 5,000 words each and every month of your works in progress, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at the top of the heap within this community. You will also be eligible to have one or more of my three editors, time permitting, peruse your work and offer their feedback. For your exceptional level of devotion, you are entitled to all of these just desserts! and


     2.  All previously mentioned benefits.      

Goals
$9 of $300 per month
Buy the programs and equipment I need to make my work more efficient at every stage of the creation process from editing to publication.
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Greetings, fellow connoisseurs of darkly-epic flights of fantasy! I am, PM Carron, and I channel dark, fantasy stories with an epic feel straight from The Cosmik Winds, write them down, and bring shadowy imagery into focus for everyone to experience and enjoy. These tales are out of this world, and I promise you, they will knock your socks off!  

Whether you're looking for more dark content, are curious about how an author thinks and creates, or are looking for inspiration, joining my community will reap all of the benefits you are seeking!

I have been honing my fantasy vision since the age of twelve. Over the course of some forty-odd years, the stories thundering across my mind have come into clarity and are ready to be disseminated to all who wish to understand fantasy as I live and breathe it. One hundred-fifty stories centered around a revolution that threatens The Gods and The Cosmos itself are chafing at the bit to be unleashed upon our reality. So far, four tales have been completed and published. Another, much longer tale, the first book in a planned lineup of ten trilogies, is on the cusp of being published. I am in search of a community of Patrons to take this journey with me. Don't you want to be a part of building something bigger than yourself?  

The goals I've set for myself are simple, logically stepped, and most importantly, attainable. As each milestone is met, as one of my Patrons, you will benefit by having more of my content into which to sink your teeth. My goals are layered in such a way to support one another and make it more likely I will reach each and every target. 

My first goal of $300.00 per month in pledges will make it easier for me to produce more fantasy content by allowing me to purchase the programs and equipment necessary for me to create my stories. After meeting my second aim of $600.00 per month in Patron pledges, I will be able to create and maintain an exclusive chatroom for use by my committed Patrons. My third milestone of $1,000.00 per month will allow me to create hard copies of my stories to be given to my more committed Patrons. My tales are sold exclusively as digital downloads, so this is something that will only benefit my Patrons. See why I refer to what I'm building as a community? 

I can't do any of this without your support. If you've been wondering why there is nothing shiny and new within the realm of fantasy, ponder no more, this community is the stuff of which dreams are made! 


Finally, once I reach my sixth objective, the brass ring of goals, I will organize and fund an annual weekend-long meeting in a convention hall for my Patrons and Twitter followers. It will be free to all invited attendees. You will only have to get there. I'll cover the rest as a thank you and celebration of what you helped me accomplish.

All attendees will be able to speak to me directly as well as meet and greet one another, eat and imbibe lots of delightful edibles and drinkables, play in a live-action role playing game, listen to raucous music, enter a costume contest, and partake in ask me anything panels with myself, my three editors, and anyone else willing to take time out of their busy schedules. This is where Patreon will meet Twitter to the benefit of members of both communities. Doesn't that sound like a hoot?

My Twitter community has more than sixteen thousand followers and grows with each passing day. I am bringing the energy and enthusiasm I mustered on Twitter to Patreon. You, my fellow dark aficionados, are being presented with something shiny and new. 

What is it that I actually do? My brand of dark fantasy stories pays homage to The Great Masters of fantasy literature without being derivative of any of their amazing works of art. I respect the groundwork laid by Homer, Ovid, Poe, Leiber, Tolkien, Lovecraft, King, Rice, Barker, and Zelazny, but take the themes and attitudes those masters created to the next level. I have retooled the idea of fantasy, and I am bringing it into The Light. 

For me, fantasy is anything created within the mind that doesn't exist in reality. Magic, vampyres, and ships that travel through space faster than the speed of light are examples of what I call fantasy. The problems with my vision are the arbitrary borders that have been erected between the genres of fantasy; horror, science fiction, and high fantasy. I use all three of these varieties of fantasy in my work as appropriate and as I see fit. The barriers or delineations between the three main kinds of fantasy just don't make any sense to me. My brand brings the genres of fantasy back together, and seems much more natural and pure to me. 

Ideas and concepts are also an integral part of my brand of dark fantasy. The true power used by my characters in my tales is not some mystical or supernatural force, but the ideas conceived of within their minds and manifested by them upon their surroundings. This idea first percolated in my mind when, at the age of twelve, I ran my first role playing game, D & D, and has been honed over time. My fans love that aspect of my work. As a Patron of mine, you will have ample opportunity to get an inside view of exactly what I do, how I do it, and why I can't stop doing it.    

Additionally, more than one person has told me, my stories have reread value. They tell me, you can read any of my flights of fantasy several times and discover something significant that went unnoticed during prior readings. Most authors can't say that about their work. I am proud of what I have created and with your collaborative enthusiasm, will be able to tilt at the windmills and complete my quest. 

My three editors are convinced that someday, other writers will create derivative works of my stories. For me, that would be the purest form of flattery. Fantasy has become dry and repetitive, and someone needs to pave the way for reigniting the fires of passion, or fantasy as a literary art form will whither on the vine. Destiny has chosen me. Instead of running the other way, I charge into the breach. 

Don't you want to be an integral part of this movement?  Take my hand and walk into the shadows of The Cosmos with me. All that's left for you to do, is to click the BECOME A PATRON button to the right and join this community of fellow travelers. It will be an odyssey you won't want to miss, nor one you will ever regret joining. If I can create as much as I do without outside help, imagine how much content can be created with pledges from fellow travelers like yourself. Come along for the ride and witness my lifelong vision become reality!

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Tiers
Acolytes of Outer Shadows
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You have entered the periphery of Darkness and have joined a community of like-minded folk. For a commitment of at least $1.00 every month, you will receive:

         

       1.  My undying gratitude;  and

        

       2.  A mention in a special, thank you Tweet, each and every month you sponsor my creative pursuits;  and


       3.  Through your pledge, you have earned the access you desire. You will have access to exclusive posts available only to my Patrons. Some of the things these posts will include are:  Roots Posts, to include the gaming materials from the role-playing game my stories come from and other information about the origin of the world I write about; Process Posts, to include copies of my handwritten manuscripts, pictures of my travels to museums and historical sites, random thoughts, and ongoing works in progress;  Dark News Posts, which are fictional newspaper articles about the goings-on around my stories; WIP Posts, which are stories that my patrons can watch develop and unfold with each successive post. This is where the rubber meets the road, and a most exciting opportunity to peer inside my creative process. The sky is the limit here, and I am sure I will experiment with and create all manner of content to post;  and 


        4.  Once I work out the kinks in the technology, you will have access to Porch Talk, an ongoing video series I will post and make available only to my Patrons. With Porch Talk, you will literally see my creative process as it unfolds in my outdoor office on my front porch. This feature, available exclusively to patrons, is one you will not want to miss;  and 


        5.  My continuing and undying appreciation for your generous pledge.

Initiates of Inner Shadows
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
No longer an acolyte, your loyalty to the community will not go unnoticed. For a commitment of at least $5.00 every month, you will receive:

         

       1.  My undying gratitude, accompanied by many bows and thanks;  and


       2.  A one-time, complimentary download of any one of my published short stories of your choosing;  and 


        3.  Complimentary downloads of all short stories I publish going forward, forevermore, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at this level of commitment or higher;  and


       4.  All benefits previously mentioned;  and 


       5.  My continuing and undying appreciation for your lavish offering.

Disciples of The Shaded Grove
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Congratulations! For casting aside your initiate's cloak for a robe spun from a shadow of an ancient Eldaar tree, not only are you a full-fledged Disciple of The Shaded Grove, for a commitment of at least $10.00 every month, you will receive:

         

       1.  My undying gratitude, accompanied by many bows, thanks, and thrown kisses;  and 


       2.  Access to Vid Posts. These are video posts of scenes from my stories reenacted by friends and family, and will only be available to Patrons of this level of commitment or higher. Such posts will not be posted on any regular schedule because these videos will be much more complicated than other types of posts and will involve costumes, special effects, and probably many takes;  and


       3.  Although I answer all mail and inquiries in as timely a manner as possible, your devotion will be rewarded by getting you to the top of my To-Do List. Your e-mail, snail-mail, Direct Messages, or any other form of communication with me will be given priority. Depending on the inquiry and its interest to me, bonuses will be bestowed upon all those who pique my curiosity and make me think, within my responses to those inquiries;  and  


       4.  Credit on my website and within all stories published by me in a month of your sponsorship at this level or higher for your faithfulness to the cause and community as a Patron of mine;  and 


       5.  All previously mentioned benefits;  and 


       6.  My continuing and undying appreciation for such indulgence you bestow upon me in support of my grand vision.

Keepers of Dark Matter
$20 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
You have entered the dark, outer ring of exclusivity. As such, you do not need any accolades or pats on the back from me. You desire something more and something more is what I will deliver to you. For a commitment of at least $20.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  In addition to receiving complimentary downloads of all short stories I publish, you will get complimentary downloads of all stories, regardless of length, I publish going forward, forevermore, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at this level of dedication or above;  and


     2.  As soon as my third goal is met, you will have direct access to me in a chat room, I will call Cosmik Discourses, at least once per day no fewer than five days a week for a Q & A session where you will be able to ask me anything, and I will answer any and all of your questions. This chat room will be available only to the most committed of my Patrons and nobody else;  and


      3.  Access several times a year to extra materials such as hard copies of my work, signed by me, not available to Patrons who do not have the allegiance to The Dark and The Community you possess. This is not to be looked at lightly because my stories are available commercially exclusively as digital downloads. These hard copies will not have a professional look and feel to them until my third goal is met, but that may be part of the charm; and


      4.  All previously mentioned benefits.  

 

Heroes of The Black Hole
$42 or more per month 0 of 42 patrons
You are moving up the hierarchy of Dark Desire. You are in rare company because there can only be forty-two heroes of your ilk. There is no need for me to massage your ego by expounding upon your greatness. You know you are amazing because you have joined the perfect tier and have committed to the perfect offering. For a commitment of at least $42.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  The right to name and create something, anything really, in my upcoming stories, provided you sign a release granting me the exclusive copyright over what you want me to use in my stories. Conceive of a name for a character, create a new kind of monster, or a newfangled plane of existence. Your imagination is your only limit, and I promise all unique and cool ideas will not go unnoticed; and 


     2.  In the event, you are an aspiring or even a seasoned fantasy writer, you can run the kind of ideas listed in number one immediately above through me to get my feedback, and I promise I won't poach or filch your idea or concept;  and 


     2.  At this level of commitment to dark art, you are invited to partake in a more collaborative relationship with me. I will do my utmost to answer your inquiries with the level of detail you deserve; and


     3.  All previously mentioned benefits


Scions of The Night
$75 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
As a Scion of The Night, shadows part for you, and Dawn's early light flees your presence. There can never be more than thirty of you. Now, that's exclusivity, but you already knew that or you wouldn't be much of a Scion of The Night! For a commitment of at least $75.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  Complimentary downloads of all of my stories I will publish going forward, into perpetuity, before the stories are commercially available, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at this level of participation and devotion. This means you will get to begin reading my stories at least a week before everyone else, and in some cases there may be a lead time of six or seven weeks. Now, that's access! Your family, friends and fellow employees will be envious of your mysterious access. Talk around the water cooler will never be the same for you;  and


      2.  Are you an aspiring, rising, or established author? Then this benefit is tailor-made just for you. It is the right to submit to me for feedback up to 750 words each and every month of your works in progress in whatever format works best for you and I, as long as  you remain a Patron of mine at this level of involvement and commitment. I promise I won't poach or filch your work, but will read every word and give you a detailed opinion that will include but not be limited to suggestions for improvement upon tone, mood, themes, grammar, spelling, word choice, and story arc. With this benefit, you will expand your access to my thoughts and creative methodology. Envy does not begin to describe the feelings your closest friends will exhibit when you tell them about this benefit! and


      3.  All previously mentioned benefits not inconsistent with any benefit previously mentioned. 

Muses of Dark Dreams
$250 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
If you are considering becoming a Muse of Dark Dreams, you are reaching for a status within this community only twenty can have at any time. At this level of devotion, you will have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate you are indeed The Muse you profess to be. For a commitment of at least $250.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  There is no doubt you must be an aspiring writer, or why else would you be this faithful to this community devoted to dark fantasy? Instead of a mere 750 words each month, you are granted the right to submit to me for feedback up to 3,000 words each and every month of your works in progress, as long as  you remain a Patron of mine at this level of community participation. With this pledge, you place your commitment to this community on your sleeve, and I will respond in kind! and


     2.  All previously mentioned benefits.     

Divine Ones of The Exalted Black
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
As one of ten Divine Ones of The Exalted Black, you are the creme-de-la-creme, and you are fully-aware of that fact. You know yourself and aspire to an intrinsic part of the creative process. For a commitment of at least $500.00 each month, you will receive:


     1.  Holy cow! You must really crave collaboration at the highest level. Three thousand words are not enough for the likes of you. You want and deserve more, so more is what I'll serve up to you. You are hereby granted the right to submit to me for feedback up to 5,000 words each and every month of your works in progress, as long as you remain a Patron of mine at the top of the heap within this community. You will also be eligible to have one or more of my three editors, time permitting, peruse your work and offer their feedback. For your exceptional level of devotion, you are entitled to all of these just desserts! and


     2.  All previously mentioned benefits.