Vicki McLeod is creating written works including books, magazines and blogs.
7
patrons
$59
per month
Hi! I'm Vicki and I'm a writer. I'm the author of #Untrending, A Field Guide to Social Media that Matters, How to Post, Tweet and Like Your Way to a More Meaningful Life. (Main Street 2016). My next book (co-written with author Angela Crocker), Digital Legacy Plan, A Guide to the Personal and Practical Elements of Your Digital Life Before Death (Self-Counsel Press) is due out March 2019, although you can pre-order it on Amazon.ca now. So, I'm a real writer, and I have a manuscript due!

I'm deeply committed to redefining the way we engage with technology, calling upon us "to live well and to live awake," as my book blurbist, author Christina Crook, founder of the #JOMO movement said, along with: "With wit and wisdom, Vicki McLeod challenges us to take the long view on our online engagements, revealing how our small acts--each of our daily choices--shape our stories and the lives of those around us." I believe we can engage on the Internet with integrity, authenticity and heart. We can flood our feeds with goodness. But it is going to take a big community to turn the tide.

In addition to the aforementioned books, I produce Pause - a tiny magazine that doesn't hustle, boss, crush, or slay. It is a quarterly print publication that honours slow living, creativity and saying yes at the pace of wisdom. It is intended as an antidote to the overwhelming 'fast-food' culture of the Internet. We feature artists, writers and wisdom-givers. There are NO ADS, other than our own offerings. Plus, we print it! --on real paper, and it is sent via mail to subscriber's homes. Right? Imagine how delighted people are when they open that little package? That's part of it. Bringing a little joy. I call it #everydayhappiness.

It's been a labour of love, self-funded with money saved from a windfall year in business a couple of years back. That year enabled me to begin the transition into full-time writing. The transition is still underway and I am very grateful to my partner in life and business, Ian McLeod, who continues to steer our little ship of dreams. The team that creates Pause is devoted, but in order for it to continue, we need support. Print is expensive. Creativity needs room to blossom. Your Patreon subscription will keep us crafting our tiny, but important message and sailing it out into the world. If we reach our goals, the team can stay on contract here.

I'm currently a student in the Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University in Western Canada, where I am workshopping a memoir, Ruby Tuesady, about my 1960's childhood, specifically summers spent in a remote part of northeastern Washington State. It is a working class coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the emerging counterculture, the Vietnam War, and the poetry of woodsmoke and warm starlit nights. I'm a recovering alcoholic with thirty years of sobriety under my belt, so the lens I am time-travelling through is a bit clearer than it once was. Still, it's a tender territory I'm visiting, sharp as a gleaming fishhook at times.

Unfolding the map of the past takes time and timing. My personal history is visiting me these days on urgent wings in dreams and fragments. I'm 30,000 words into the memoir journey, and the biggest gift of your patronage will be TIME. The time to complete the memoir and to sustain the books, articles, and blogs I produce that support meaningful engagement in our lives, online and off.

I currently have two further digital lifestyle book proposals in the works, and I write a bi-monthly newspaper column, also called #Untrending about how to be technically productive and privately peaceful.

I'm old enough to have lived more than half my life in the analog world, and young enough to appreciate the miracle of technology. I live at that intersection. My personal essays, blog posts, poetry, and presentations explore what it means to live here now, and what it means to be human in a digital world.

So what will your patronage support?
  • The completion of current book contract(s) and the development of two more proposals for 2019/2020 (at $1000 per month, I'm breathing easier!)
  • The ongoing production of Pause magazine and support for the team that creates it (if we hit $2000 per month, it's there!) --which means supporting an antidote to the hustle, boss, crush, and slay message.
  • My personal transition from entrepreneur to full-time writer (if we hit $4000 per month, I'm there!) --which means sustaining the articles, blogs, poems, and books and the important message around our human relationship with the digital world. AND, (and this is the big one...)
  • The completion of my memoir, A Long Look at the Sky, which is a deep creative and personal dive. Your patronage will support the ongoing creation of the manuscript and the provide the time needed for shopping it around to publishers.
Tiers
Community
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you! We're unlocking the feed for you and giving you access to a kickass community supporting written work. We're print lovers, too. Plus, so much gratitude! Hugs, whenever I see you. 
Compatriots
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you! You are keeping me in daily tea. Without it, nothing is possible. Enjoy a free copy of Pause magazine, an advance copy of my monthly #Untrending column, advance notice of book release dates, and private online access to personal essays. 
Collaborators
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
We're in this together! You will receive all the benefits of the first two levels plus a *full* subscription to Pause magazine as long as you are a patron. 
Co-creators
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Together, making a difference! Thank you for supporting my work and such an important message about authenticity, creativity, and being human in a technical world. Based on your ongoing  patronage in co-creating this work with me, please enjoy all of the previous perks, plus:

-signed copy of #Untrending, a Field Guide to Social Media That Matters

-signed copy of Digital Legacy Plan (upon release March 2019) 

There is nothing more gorgeous than books! Except you, for helping to make them possible. 


Goals
$59 of $1,000 per month
Everybody, breathe. Achieving this goal means the completion of current book contract(s) and the development of two more proposals for 2019/2020. Big, fat, yes!
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Hi! I'm Vicki and I'm a writer. I'm the author of #Untrending, A Field Guide to Social Media that Matters, How to Post, Tweet and Like Your Way to a More Meaningful Life. (Main Street 2016). My next book (co-written with author Angela Crocker), Digital Legacy Plan, A Guide to the Personal and Practical Elements of Your Digital Life Before Death (Self-Counsel Press) is due out March 2019, although you can pre-order it on Amazon.ca now. So, I'm a real writer, and I have a manuscript due!

I'm deeply committed to redefining the way we engage with technology, calling upon us "to live well and to live awake," as my book blurbist, author Christina Crook, founder of the #JOMO movement said, along with: "With wit and wisdom, Vicki McLeod challenges us to take the long view on our online engagements, revealing how our small acts--each of our daily choices--shape our stories and the lives of those around us." I believe we can engage on the Internet with integrity, authenticity and heart. We can flood our feeds with goodness. But it is going to take a big community to turn the tide.

In addition to the aforementioned books, I produce Pause - a tiny magazine that doesn't hustle, boss, crush, or slay. It is a quarterly print publication that honours slow living, creativity and saying yes at the pace of wisdom. It is intended as an antidote to the overwhelming 'fast-food' culture of the Internet. We feature artists, writers and wisdom-givers. There are NO ADS, other than our own offerings. Plus, we print it! --on real paper, and it is sent via mail to subscriber's homes. Right? Imagine how delighted people are when they open that little package? That's part of it. Bringing a little joy. I call it #everydayhappiness.

It's been a labour of love, self-funded with money saved from a windfall year in business a couple of years back. That year enabled me to begin the transition into full-time writing. The transition is still underway and I am very grateful to my partner in life and business, Ian McLeod, who continues to steer our little ship of dreams. The team that creates Pause is devoted, but in order for it to continue, we need support. Print is expensive. Creativity needs room to blossom. Your Patreon subscription will keep us crafting our tiny, but important message and sailing it out into the world. If we reach our goals, the team can stay on contract here.

I'm currently a student in the Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University in Western Canada, where I am workshopping a memoir, Ruby Tuesady, about my 1960's childhood, specifically summers spent in a remote part of northeastern Washington State. It is a working class coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the emerging counterculture, the Vietnam War, and the poetry of woodsmoke and warm starlit nights. I'm a recovering alcoholic with thirty years of sobriety under my belt, so the lens I am time-travelling through is a bit clearer than it once was. Still, it's a tender territory I'm visiting, sharp as a gleaming fishhook at times.

Unfolding the map of the past takes time and timing. My personal history is visiting me these days on urgent wings in dreams and fragments. I'm 30,000 words into the memoir journey, and the biggest gift of your patronage will be TIME. The time to complete the memoir and to sustain the books, articles, and blogs I produce that support meaningful engagement in our lives, online and off.

I currently have two further digital lifestyle book proposals in the works, and I write a bi-monthly newspaper column, also called #Untrending about how to be technically productive and privately peaceful.

I'm old enough to have lived more than half my life in the analog world, and young enough to appreciate the miracle of technology. I live at that intersection. My personal essays, blog posts, poetry, and presentations explore what it means to live here now, and what it means to be human in a digital world.

So what will your patronage support?
  • The completion of current book contract(s) and the development of two more proposals for 2019/2020 (at $1000 per month, I'm breathing easier!)
  • The ongoing production of Pause magazine and support for the team that creates it (if we hit $2000 per month, it's there!) --which means supporting an antidote to the hustle, boss, crush, and slay message.
  • My personal transition from entrepreneur to full-time writer (if we hit $4000 per month, I'm there!) --which means sustaining the articles, blogs, poems, and books and the important message around our human relationship with the digital world. AND, (and this is the big one...)
  • The completion of my memoir, A Long Look at the Sky, which is a deep creative and personal dive. Your patronage will support the ongoing creation of the manuscript and the provide the time needed for shopping it around to publishers.

Recent posts by Vicki McLeod

Tiers
Community
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you! We're unlocking the feed for you and giving you access to a kickass community supporting written work. We're print lovers, too. Plus, so much gratitude! Hugs, whenever I see you. 
Compatriots
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you! You are keeping me in daily tea. Without it, nothing is possible. Enjoy a free copy of Pause magazine, an advance copy of my monthly #Untrending column, advance notice of book release dates, and private online access to personal essays. 
Collaborators
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
We're in this together! You will receive all the benefits of the first two levels plus a *full* subscription to Pause magazine as long as you are a patron. 
Co-creators
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Together, making a difference! Thank you for supporting my work and such an important message about authenticity, creativity, and being human in a technical world. Based on your ongoing  patronage in co-creating this work with me, please enjoy all of the previous perks, plus:

-signed copy of #Untrending, a Field Guide to Social Media That Matters

-signed copy of Digital Legacy Plan (upon release March 2019) 

There is nothing more gorgeous than books! Except you, for helping to make them possible.