O'ran Ruadh

is creating A Novel and Screenplay

10

patrons

$73

per month
OUTLANDER, HIGHLANDER, ROY ROY, BRAVEHEART & AN ARDU 

Hello Everyone, Fàilte do na h-uile! ~
I'm O'ran from central Scotland ~
I've Just discovered Patreon and feel extremely inspired! Looks and feels right to help complete my life's work and get it out into the world:


This Novel is a movie. The Novel is in 2 parts, Vol l is complete this year - the Screenplay begins in the summer, alongside Vol ll.
(Vol l & II are combined in one Screenplay, both to be complete by end of 2018)

Inspired by stories and history passed down from my Scots-Irish Grandparents:
An Ardu ( The Rising ) is fiction, based on actual events and real people from the 16th-century.
Meet the leading couple; Beth MacLean and lieutenant Diego Enriques (Beth's Father is Sir Lachlan Mor MacLean, 14th Chief of Castle Duarte, northern Mull)

An epic, fast-paced action-adventure, drama, life and death. A beautiful blend of authentic 16th-century Scottish/Irish history combined with Pictish/Viking-Gaul & Spanish history, and not to forget the most crucial northern Celtic Druid/Culdean Mythology, Mystery & Fantasy ( Much more meaningful in heart and mind than Outlander tv series and Highlander movie - Within this most engaging, compelling journey the novel is also most definitely educational, one aim being to help restore our ancestral roots and the truth of our history...)

Profound knowledge is resurfacing:
For instance; the page on the Novel back cover with the fire embers within the Celtic Cross is the ancient Chi-Rho page from the Book of Iona and is central to this story - The Irish call it the Book of Kells - The short YT video: "The Book of Kells & the Secret of Kells" explains it well (I will be posting more YT video insights about it soon, as well as Scots-Irish history etc)

Through a splendid hoard of Bardic words, sayings, proverbs, archetypes, rhymes and song from regional broad Scots dialect ( similar to Buchan Claik & Doric ) and combined with West Coast & Highland Gaelic there is deeper meaning of love, life, death and rebirth brought forth as the subtle energies that bind all things :

( Adapted extracts from An Ardu, 'Death Journey,' The Sage addresses the initiate; Don Diego in the underworld, before battle scene: )
, “A sair heed!? Och, there's nae skaith to ye, laddie! But can ye trust yersel here? Can ye trust the black seeds of yer dark potential to give the life experiences that ye require?...

...I offer it as the jewel of authentic essence. This, the very status nascendi that ye seek – the hidden jewel in the matter. Receive it in recognition that it is most precious…that it is the single most precious gift available. It will move ye into the whole with the embrace of darkness and always serve as a reminder of the uncomfortable, irritating sand which causes a pearl to grow inside of an oyster...

...A symbol. A knowing – an image – a boon or sacred tool. It will come from this realm...”


Be part of its growth and development. Watch it unfold, open, rise and "bring light to darkness" - then one fine day we do it all again but this time on a movie screen...

(The next Novel/Screenplay begins in 2019 and is the sequel to An Ardu ~ Set in past, modern and future when all becomes a blend of History, Mythology, Fantasy & Sci-Fi)

( A video with Vol I chapter reading, story outline and more illustrations coming soon to all Patreon's...)

With much Gratitude,
Slàinte Mhath,
O'ran Ruadh ~
In deep Passion, writing from the banks of the River Almond by the fields of Dalcrue, Perthshire Scotland ~ 





Tiers
Red Jasper:
$1 or more per month
 Welcome & Thank you! - Fàilte agus taing dhut!

$1 is much appreciated! Many Patrons together make it all possible! Tapadh Leat ~  

Amber:
$3 or more per month
 

Im really looking forward to everyone getting involved as much as possible!

As shown in my "Goals" section, I'm willing to offer all access to Novel Chapter from the beginning - and ongoing Scots-Irish-Pictish-Viking history and mythology relative to the Novel.


 The reason I'm giving early access to all Chapters is to enable everyone to get involved, to be part of it so when the time comes for An Ardu Vol I to be for sale in Amazon Kindle then your order and a good review will further assist it to rise to the bestseller list much faster (And to Paperback & Hardback)  


Working together is the key here, for everyone to be involved is to reveal its full potential ( This will also enable the Screenplay be on target for the end of 2018 )  

Green Jade:
$7 or more per month
 
This tier is the same as the $3 level, except here i will send you the latest illustrations too. Thank you so much for your extra donation, much appreciated! Tapadh Leat!   
Spectrolite:
$10 or more per month
 This tier is the same as the $3 & $7 tier, but includes new plots and character development and pics of the creative process and much more insights (Inc Screenplay development) Thank you so much for your extra donation, much appreciated!  

 


Fire Opal:
$15 or more per month
 

From here is all of the above and you can offer your creative insights and ideas.

From this tier and up is a little more access to my time and input (More engagement and activity from here)

 I do appreciate sharing passion and creativity. I will make more time to read your input and can begin to share ideas. Thank you ~

Ruby:
$25 or more per month
  

This tier is all of the above, plus we begin the Q & A Thread (More collaboration and requests from here) What would you like to ask me? Anything on your mind? Use your imagination, I do appreciate constructive and interesting questions! (Intelligent questions stimulate my mind)


From here I will be able to spend more time with your creative input & ideas - to engage and share gems of knowledge, insight and feedback with each other

Moran Meas, Tapadh Leat!  ~

Sapphire:
$50 or more per month
 

This tier is all of the above... Also insights into the deeper meanings of the novel and the screenplay (From such as Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey)

Also full access to my documented journey on Mull & Iona and other parts of Scotland and Ireland (Video, pics and narrative etc) 


To share more on my background, my technique, style, access to original drafts and ideas since the beginning, and an outline or two of how it all came about and which direction its heading...

A signed copy of the novel when it's in hardback or softback

Moran Taing ~

Emerald:
$100 or more per month
 

This includes is all of the above and much more. Closer creative discussions. Def more focus on sharing plot structure, character ethos, conflicts and dramatic emphasis, etc. Inc History and Mythology and Celtic Ancestry and Spirituality, post and pre Christianity. Reveling the Elixir, the Mystery and Resolution...


After 6 months of dedication, we can Skype call once a month.

I can offer your name on credits and your face and character on one of the illustrations (Similar to the ones shown in the banner)


This tier is access to my secret insights and why An Ardu came about and where it's going...


If you donate even more then you are invited to Scotland to meet in person for a grand tour. A week of conversation and cocktails. Or if you're into a good single malt whiskey? Then even deeper conversations and perhaps a highland fling may be organised too!?***

 (I can also write your character in a scene or 2 - And your name, esp if its Scots in origin)

Moran Taing,  Deagh charaidean, Tapadh Leat! ~

Goals
$73 of $300 per month
My Goal is for everyone to be involved as much as possible!
For loyal patrons, I'm willing to share the complete creative process with you, to give open access to all up to date chapters and artwork within the novel. Also to share my background, my technique, style, access to original drafts and ideas since the beginning, and give an account of how it all came about and which direction it's heading and how you can get involved to work together to bring it to fruition (Inc details into the Screenplay process)

Let's inspire each other! To engage and share gems of knowledge, insight and feedback ( Plenty sneak peeking into fresh chapters, character profile and plot building, provided.
(As I've very keen ears, I'm open to hearing good ideas to help its development - Creative input is most welcome)
Q & A will be available - alongside photo & video of the process (See Rewards section)

Reaching the monthly goal, I will be able to work full-time and finish all chapters for Vol I by this summer (Ready for publishing) Also this year to begin Vol II and the Screenplay.
For Vol I, includes freeing up precious time to complete all Artwork, Illustrations and thorough chapter updating/editing and ready for Kindle etc.

As it's an authentic historical piece I've planned continuous research and updates to keep it as accurate as possible - A three-week documented journey on the Isle of Mull & Iona off the West Coast of Scotland is also planned - Wild camping on Tobermory bay near where the Spanish Warship, the San Juan De Sicilia unexpectedly dropped anchor in 1588. Roaming within the haunted walls of Castle Duart, and peaceful contemplation by its shores...To experience what jewels of inspiration the early morning mist may bring - To be in the atmosphere! The songs of wildlife! The spirit of ancient Mull! (Including whispers from ancestral ghosts, of course...)


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OUTLANDER, HIGHLANDER, ROY ROY, BRAVEHEART & AN ARDU 

Hello Everyone, Fàilte do na h-uile! ~
I'm O'ran from central Scotland ~
I've Just discovered Patreon and feel extremely inspired! Looks and feels right to help complete my life's work and get it out into the world:


This Novel is a movie. The Novel is in 2 parts, Vol l is complete this year - the Screenplay begins in the summer, alongside Vol ll.
(Vol l & II are combined in one Screenplay, both to be complete by end of 2018)

Inspired by stories and history passed down from my Scots-Irish Grandparents:
An Ardu ( The Rising ) is fiction, based on actual events and real people from the 16th-century.
Meet the leading couple; Beth MacLean and lieutenant Diego Enriques (Beth's Father is Sir Lachlan Mor MacLean, 14th Chief of Castle Duarte, northern Mull)

An epic, fast-paced action-adventure, drama, life and death. A beautiful blend of authentic 16th-century Scottish/Irish history combined with Pictish/Viking-Gaul & Spanish history, and not to forget the most crucial northern Celtic Druid/Culdean Mythology, Mystery & Fantasy ( Much more meaningful in heart and mind than Outlander tv series and Highlander movie - Within this most engaging, compelling journey the novel is also most definitely educational, one aim being to help restore our ancestral roots and the truth of our history...)

Profound knowledge is resurfacing:
For instance; the page on the Novel back cover with the fire embers within the Celtic Cross is the ancient Chi-Rho page from the Book of Iona and is central to this story - The Irish call it the Book of Kells - The short YT video: "The Book of Kells & the Secret of Kells" explains it well (I will be posting more YT video insights about it soon, as well as Scots-Irish history etc)

Through a splendid hoard of Bardic words, sayings, proverbs, archetypes, rhymes and song from regional broad Scots dialect ( similar to Buchan Claik & Doric ) and combined with West Coast & Highland Gaelic there is deeper meaning of love, life, death and rebirth brought forth as the subtle energies that bind all things :

( Adapted extracts from An Ardu, 'Death Journey,' The Sage addresses the initiate; Don Diego in the underworld, before battle scene: )
, “A sair heed!? Och, there's nae skaith to ye, laddie! But can ye trust yersel here? Can ye trust the black seeds of yer dark potential to give the life experiences that ye require?...

...I offer it as the jewel of authentic essence. This, the very status nascendi that ye seek – the hidden jewel in the matter. Receive it in recognition that it is most precious…that it is the single most precious gift available. It will move ye into the whole with the embrace of darkness and always serve as a reminder of the uncomfortable, irritating sand which causes a pearl to grow inside of an oyster...

...A symbol. A knowing – an image – a boon or sacred tool. It will come from this realm...”


Be part of its growth and development. Watch it unfold, open, rise and "bring light to darkness" - then one fine day we do it all again but this time on a movie screen...

(The next Novel/Screenplay begins in 2019 and is the sequel to An Ardu ~ Set in past, modern and future when all becomes a blend of History, Mythology, Fantasy & Sci-Fi)

( A video with Vol I chapter reading, story outline and more illustrations coming soon to all Patreon's...)

With much Gratitude,
Slàinte Mhath,
O'ran Ruadh ~
In deep Passion, writing from the banks of the River Almond by the fields of Dalcrue, Perthshire Scotland ~ 





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Tiers
Red Jasper:
$1 or more per month
 Welcome & Thank you! - Fàilte agus taing dhut!

$1 is much appreciated! Many Patrons together make it all possible! Tapadh Leat ~  

Amber:
$3 or more per month
 

Im really looking forward to everyone getting involved as much as possible!

As shown in my "Goals" section, I'm willing to offer all access to Novel Chapter from the beginning - and ongoing Scots-Irish-Pictish-Viking history and mythology relative to the Novel.


 The reason I'm giving early access to all Chapters is to enable everyone to get involved, to be part of it so when the time comes for An Ardu Vol I to be for sale in Amazon Kindle then your order and a good review will further assist it to rise to the bestseller list much faster (And to Paperback & Hardback)  


Working together is the key here, for everyone to be involved is to reveal its full potential ( This will also enable the Screenplay be on target for the end of 2018 )  

Green Jade:
$7 or more per month
 
This tier is the same as the $3 level, except here i will send you the latest illustrations too. Thank you so much for your extra donation, much appreciated! Tapadh Leat!   
Spectrolite:
$10 or more per month
 This tier is the same as the $3 & $7 tier, but includes new plots and character development and pics of the creative process and much more insights (Inc Screenplay development) Thank you so much for your extra donation, much appreciated!  

 


Fire Opal:
$15 or more per month
 

From here is all of the above and you can offer your creative insights and ideas.

From this tier and up is a little more access to my time and input (More engagement and activity from here)

 I do appreciate sharing passion and creativity. I will make more time to read your input and can begin to share ideas. Thank you ~

Ruby:
$25 or more per month
  

This tier is all of the above, plus we begin the Q & A Thread (More collaboration and requests from here) What would you like to ask me? Anything on your mind? Use your imagination, I do appreciate constructive and interesting questions! (Intelligent questions stimulate my mind)


From here I will be able to spend more time with your creative input & ideas - to engage and share gems of knowledge, insight and feedback with each other

Moran Meas, Tapadh Leat!  ~

Sapphire:
$50 or more per month
 

This tier is all of the above... Also insights into the deeper meanings of the novel and the screenplay (From such as Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey)

Also full access to my documented journey on Mull & Iona and other parts of Scotland and Ireland (Video, pics and narrative etc) 


To share more on my background, my technique, style, access to original drafts and ideas since the beginning, and an outline or two of how it all came about and which direction its heading...

A signed copy of the novel when it's in hardback or softback

Moran Taing ~

Emerald:
$100 or more per month
 

This includes is all of the above and much more. Closer creative discussions. Def more focus on sharing plot structure, character ethos, conflicts and dramatic emphasis, etc. Inc History and Mythology and Celtic Ancestry and Spirituality, post and pre Christianity. Reveling the Elixir, the Mystery and Resolution...


After 6 months of dedication, we can Skype call once a month.

I can offer your name on credits and your face and character on one of the illustrations (Similar to the ones shown in the banner)


This tier is access to my secret insights and why An Ardu came about and where it's going...


If you donate even more then you are invited to Scotland to meet in person for a grand tour. A week of conversation and cocktails. Or if you're into a good single malt whiskey? Then even deeper conversations and perhaps a highland fling may be organised too!?***

 (I can also write your character in a scene or 2 - And your name, esp if its Scots in origin)

Moran Taing,  Deagh charaidean, Tapadh Leat! ~