A. Craig Newman is creating literature for the twenty-first century.
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patron

$2
per story
If you want to know about me, the best thing to do is go to my site (www.acraignewman.com) and read my stories.  You'll get an excellent view of the different aspects of my personality.  The horror writer in me loves gory scenes; the erotica writer in me works sex into pretty much everything; and the clown in me likes to make people laugh.  I write short stories, novels, scripts for the stage and screen, and the occasional poem.  Typically, I work in fiction, but not exclusively. 

The one definite in my writing is my ambition to write a classic.  I want to make a living on my writing one day, so being currently marketable is always a hope, too.  But my greater desire to write something that lasts.  I want to create work that has an effect on generation after generation of readers, through the 21st century and longer.  I believe I have a "Star Wars", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Brave New World", or "Scarlet Letter" in me.  Centuries after I'm dead, I want high school kids walking around with my work on their syllabus and complaining about how much they hate A. Craig Newman stories.  If that should ever happen, that would mean to me that I captured lightning in a bottle once.  At least one time, I hit the nail on the head and perfected an aspect of my work.  I'm not vain enough to think I can write the pefect story, but I am ambitious enough to try.

You can help me chase that ambition.  Each pledge will grant me one more moment I can work on my stories and hone my craft. Each donation will help me hire editors and illustrators that will help me present the best version of my work. Every dollar will go towards helping me procure the equipment (for instance, a decent laptop ) and services I need to make my work shine bright. Your support may help me find that classic in me and bring it out for the world to see and read.

I'll make sure patrons get to read it first. :)
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per story
0 patrons
You will get a Thank You note from me for being so awesome and buying my work, thereby` validating my existence on the planet.
Pledge $3 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward and..."Extras"

You'll gain access to a "behind the scenes" analysis of the story. I'll cover its background, symbology, and all the hidden meanings and foreshadowing you may have missed.

Find out why I say my stories are "Stories to be Read Twice".
Pledge $5 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward and $3 rewards and... "Beta Reader for next story"

First Readers and Collaborators.

I'm always looking for people to read new work and help me evaluate new ideas.  If you're willing to be one of my guinea pigs for new material, this is the reward for you.
Pledge $7 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward, $3 reward, and $5 reward and... "Eternal Gratitude"
You'll get a special mention in the Acknowledgement Section of my next work.  Your name will be associated with my work forever!  Long after we're both dead, people will know you were thanked by me for all to see.
Pledge $9 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward, $3 reward, $5 reward $7 reward and... "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"

I will send a personalized, autographed, hardcopy of the story to you to love and cherish forever.  Or you could sell it on eBay, if I should ever become popular.  Your call.
Goals
$2 of $600 per story
Professional editors don't come cheap.  So far, I've had great friends and family edit my work for me. While I appreciate all of their help, they are sweet and well-meaning people, who don't always "get it".  Most are either too distracted by the content of the story to correct the syntax, or too distracted by the syntax and phrasing I use to evaluate the content.

With this amount, I should be able to hire an editor who can edit my work and help make it professional grade.
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If you want to know about me, the best thing to do is go to my site (www.acraignewman.com) and read my stories.  You'll get an excellent view of the different aspects of my personality.  The horror writer in me loves gory scenes; the erotica writer in me works sex into pretty much everything; and the clown in me likes to make people laugh.  I write short stories, novels, scripts for the stage and screen, and the occasional poem.  Typically, I work in fiction, but not exclusively. 

The one definite in my writing is my ambition to write a classic.  I want to make a living on my writing one day, so being currently marketable is always a hope, too.  But my greater desire to write something that lasts.  I want to create work that has an effect on generation after generation of readers, through the 21st century and longer.  I believe I have a "Star Wars", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Brave New World", or "Scarlet Letter" in me.  Centuries after I'm dead, I want high school kids walking around with my work on their syllabus and complaining about how much they hate A. Craig Newman stories.  If that should ever happen, that would mean to me that I captured lightning in a bottle once.  At least one time, I hit the nail on the head and perfected an aspect of my work.  I'm not vain enough to think I can write the pefect story, but I am ambitious enough to try.

You can help me chase that ambition.  Each pledge will grant me one more moment I can work on my stories and hone my craft. Each donation will help me hire editors and illustrators that will help me present the best version of my work. Every dollar will go towards helping me procure the equipment (for instance, a decent laptop ) and services I need to make my work shine bright. Your support may help me find that classic in me and bring it out for the world to see and read.

I'll make sure patrons get to read it first. :)

Recent posts by A. Craig Newman

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per story
0 patrons
You will get a Thank You note from me for being so awesome and buying my work, thereby` validating my existence on the planet.
Pledge $3 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward and..."Extras"

You'll gain access to a "behind the scenes" analysis of the story. I'll cover its background, symbology, and all the hidden meanings and foreshadowing you may have missed.

Find out why I say my stories are "Stories to be Read Twice".
Pledge $5 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward and $3 rewards and... "Beta Reader for next story"

First Readers and Collaborators.

I'm always looking for people to read new work and help me evaluate new ideas.  If you're willing to be one of my guinea pigs for new material, this is the reward for you.
Pledge $7 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward, $3 reward, and $5 reward and... "Eternal Gratitude"
You'll get a special mention in the Acknowledgement Section of my next work.  Your name will be associated with my work forever!  Long after we're both dead, people will know you were thanked by me for all to see.
Pledge $9 or more per story
0 patrons
$1 reward, $3 reward, $5 reward $7 reward and... "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"

I will send a personalized, autographed, hardcopy of the story to you to love and cherish forever.  Or you could sell it on eBay, if I should ever become popular.  Your call.