Isobelle Carmody will hurry up

Isobelle Carmody will hurry up

is creating Books

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patrons
Hi,
a few years ago someone launched a site called Hurry up, Isobelle Carmody, where people went to talk about my books and how mad they were that it took me so long to write. I saw it as a sign of love and frustration and enjoyed the posts. But believe it or not, even when people want your work and you have a lot of books available, it is hard to make a living from writing books. For a good bit of my career, I managed, but these days I find it harder. I keep having to do other things to survive, which means that paradoxically, I write less. Then one day someone said, people like to support the creator rather than the middle men. Hence this Patreon launch.

So If you’d like me to hurry up, I’d be incredibly grateful for a little help. In return I offer my writing abilities, a glimpse of the process and practice of my writing, sneak peeks and samples of my illustrations right up to mentoring of your own work, depending on the level of support you offer. (And for all levels there will be the occasional bonus surprise:)

One thing to note: patreon works in $US so all of the amounts are in US$ - that means $10 is actually approx AUS $14
and all of the other amounts are also in US$.




Tiers
Dragonfly level
$10 or more per month

• I will send a notification to your email address about fan pancake meets whenever I am in the nearest town, and for city readings and festivals you might like to attend.

• you will have access to a closed monthly post about what I am writing and where, so that you will know what you are supporting. This will also help me keep organised so you will be helping me in two ways!  The post will

be available on the 1st of each month.

• you will have the option to buy discounted copies of published works directly from me, and signed.

Cat level
$20 or more per month

• you will receive all the benefits my Dragonfly tier recieves

•monthly sneak previews of my current works, and reviews of what I am seeing at the movies, reading or listening to as Iwrite. These will be posted on the 10th of each month.

Fox level
$40 or more per month

• you will receive all that my Dragonfly and Cat level supporters recieve 

• a free signed advance copy of any new book 

• you will join my special online poetry club, which means individual weekly contact with me, if you participate. membership will begin on the 15th of  the month after you begin to pledge.

Bear
$100 or more per month

• You will receive all that my Dragonfly, Cat and Fox supporters receive

• a Sneak Preview of all the final artwork from the current book I am illustrating - right now it is The Velvet City, which is the last of the Land of the Lost series, about Bily and Zluty,

• you will recieve  a free signed print of the artpiece of your choice Once the book is published.  

Dragon
$500 or more per month

• you will receive all that my Dragonfly, Cat,  Fox and Bear supporters receive

•  you will be awarded a non transferable place in, and significant discount at a Mountain Retreat individual intensive mentorship at Mt Hotham. (details on application)

• you can choose a piece of signed original art from  a selection of the art in the book I am currently drawing, which I can post or hand it to you personally over a coffee, when I come through the city or town closest to you on tour. 

• You are welcome to be a movie buddy when I’m close enough for you to join me. ( I warn you, I am an addict and see everything from action movies to obscure French films.)

Phoenix
$1,000 or more per month

• You will be one of four Phoenix - Winter, Summer, Spring or Autumn Phoenix. 

• you will recieve all of the benefits enjoyed by my Dragonflies, Cats, Foxes and Bears

• you will get a signed original of one of the new covers of the Little Fur quartet that will be rebooted later this year.

• you will enjoy a personally tailored mentorship that will last the length of your patronage.

• when you are published, I would love to launch your book or collection, if the date can be made to fit my availability.

• After 6 months patronage, you are entitled  to a free place in an intensive writing retreat with me at Mt Hotham. (Details on application.)


Goals
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I will run this Patreon for a year - till March 2020. In this time I want to finish The Velvet City, which completes the Land of the Lost series, finish my Adult novel The Theatre of Death, and work on a novel Called Comes the Night, which is in draft form. Once they are done, I will work on The Book
of Matthew which is a stand-alone Obernewtyn novel, and write Darkbane, which is the final Legendsong book.
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Hi,
a few years ago someone launched a site called Hurry up, Isobelle Carmody, where people went to talk about my books and how mad they were that it took me so long to write. I saw it as a sign of love and frustration and enjoyed the posts. But believe it or not, even when people want your work and you have a lot of books available, it is hard to make a living from writing books. For a good bit of my career, I managed, but these days I find it harder. I keep having to do other things to survive, which means that paradoxically, I write less. Then one day someone said, people like to support the creator rather than the middle men. Hence this Patreon launch.

So If you’d like me to hurry up, I’d be incredibly grateful for a little help. In return I offer my writing abilities, a glimpse of the process and practice of my writing, sneak peeks and samples of my illustrations right up to mentoring of your own work, depending on the level of support you offer. (And for all levels there will be the occasional bonus surprise:)

One thing to note: patreon works in $US so all of the amounts are in US$ - that means $10 is actually approx AUS $14
and all of the other amounts are also in US$.




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Tiers
Dragonfly level
$10 or more per month

• I will send a notification to your email address about fan pancake meets whenever I am in the nearest town, and for city readings and festivals you might like to attend.

• you will have access to a closed monthly post about what I am writing and where, so that you will know what you are supporting. This will also help me keep organised so you will be helping me in two ways!  The post will

be available on the 1st of each month.

• you will have the option to buy discounted copies of published works directly from me, and signed.

Cat level
$20 or more per month

• you will receive all the benefits my Dragonfly tier recieves

•monthly sneak previews of my current works, and reviews of what I am seeing at the movies, reading or listening to as Iwrite. These will be posted on the 10th of each month.

Fox level
$40 or more per month

• you will receive all that my Dragonfly and Cat level supporters recieve 

• a free signed advance copy of any new book 

• you will join my special online poetry club, which means individual weekly contact with me, if you participate. membership will begin on the 15th of  the month after you begin to pledge.

Bear
$100 or more per month

• You will receive all that my Dragonfly, Cat and Fox supporters receive

• a Sneak Preview of all the final artwork from the current book I am illustrating - right now it is The Velvet City, which is the last of the Land of the Lost series, about Bily and Zluty,

• you will recieve  a free signed print of the artpiece of your choice Once the book is published.  

Dragon
$500 or more per month

• you will receive all that my Dragonfly, Cat,  Fox and Bear supporters receive

•  you will be awarded a non transferable place in, and significant discount at a Mountain Retreat individual intensive mentorship at Mt Hotham. (details on application)

• you can choose a piece of signed original art from  a selection of the art in the book I am currently drawing, which I can post or hand it to you personally over a coffee, when I come through the city or town closest to you on tour. 

• You are welcome to be a movie buddy when I’m close enough for you to join me. ( I warn you, I am an addict and see everything from action movies to obscure French films.)

Phoenix
$1,000 or more per month

• You will be one of four Phoenix - Winter, Summer, Spring or Autumn Phoenix. 

• you will recieve all of the benefits enjoyed by my Dragonflies, Cats, Foxes and Bears

• you will get a signed original of one of the new covers of the Little Fur quartet that will be rebooted later this year.

• you will enjoy a personally tailored mentorship that will last the length of your patronage.

• when you are published, I would love to launch your book or collection, if the date can be made to fit my availability.

• After 6 months patronage, you are entitled  to a free place in an intensive writing retreat with me at Mt Hotham. (Details on application.)