Peter Paul Maurer is creating writing
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$12
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Hello to all who are interested in my Patreon page and my writing. First of all I would like to talk about me to give you some insights in my person and my writing.

I am born at June 13th, 1965 and I live in Germany. I have two apprenticeships, cook and bookseller. I also studied for some years - art history, philosophy and literary studies (modern German literature and Anglo-American literature). Most of the time and also the last years I worked as cook.

My whole live I dreamt about to be an artist. Movies, visual arts, writing and more. I started with something, a lot of plans, but at the end - nothing! This is one of the topics of my (early) writing. But then there was a special night and mid-February 2015 I started to write, and for the first time I finished something.

From mid-February 2015 to mid-August 2015 I wrote, by daily writing, my first manuscript: "Mein Finsteres Herz - Itinerar". So far so good, but it was obvious that I will have problems to find a publisher for such a manuscript, especially in Germany. The next step was to create a webpage and to translate the manuscript. In the next thirteen months the webpage (water-and-isles), "My Dark Heart - Itinerary" (the translation) and 124 videos (reading "Dark Heart", plus additional ones) came into being.

Then my first stay in the USA, in California, in Los Angeles, February 2017. Many impressions and new writing: "In California". And back in Germany? First I was unsure, but then I begun with a first cycle: "The Day, When Nobody Died". Now the webpage became more complex with poetry, stories, a kind of diary and most important, the crime stories located in Los Angeles.

The second stay in the USA was in February 2018, this time Los Angeles and San Francisco. There I presented my writing at open stage events. The resonance was very positive, an important step for me. Again a lot of impressions and new writing: "Californian Hopes And Dreams". And now?

Back in Germany I started a new cycle: "Brave New Life". Again poetry, stories, a kind of diary and crime stories. But it became obvious that I have to decide - writing as a nice hobby or as a serious project. The decision has been made.

You are still reading? Thanks for that! Now I have created my Patreon page. I hope that I can earn money to become more and more independent, to be capable to concentrate on writing more and more. And then I have a dream, to live in the USA, to be capable to visit more states and cities. Apart from Los Angeles and San Francisco the next aims should be New Orleans (The Deep South), Boston (New England States) and Chicago.

Please visit my webpage (water-and-isles.de) and my YouTube channel (youtube.com/channel/UCXN3zlpCDgGYPmtPMuSPtnQ). There you can find all the work I have done the last years. Also more information about how it all started and how it all developed. I recommend you to read (in the given order):

"Drowning Oneself" - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 8. chap.; from p.52 on
"The Old Man and The Ocean" - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 6. chap.; from p.39 on
"Ballad of the Old Man " - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 2. chap.; p.29-48 in 10 parts
"Stolen Songs - Part 2" - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 6. chap.; from p.45 on
The L.A. noir / hard-boiled stories:
The Day, When Nobody Died/Hard-Boiled series - six stories
Brave New Life/New Hard-Boiled - five stories (in progress)
"RaDaDa, DaDa - Ra" - The Day, When Nobody Died/Black Swans

Still interested to become my patron? For me it would be exciting, because actually you have not to pay for my writing, it is downloadable for free at my webpage. But when you decide to become my patron, you show me that my writing means something for you. Therefore it would be interesting for me to talk with you about my writing. But why not also about music for instance, music so important for me! Apart from this I offer you some more rewards.

$1 / $5 / $10 - Access to the page and conversation with me:
It would be nice to get to know you, therefore I will be regularly at this page to talk with you. In a first step in written form. Later I will use YouTube Live also. But because I have to learn more about it, please give me some time for this. (Please read also the last paragraph).

This are my basic tiers. I offer you the same reward at every tier, please decide how much you will give me. A word to the following rewards. It should be possible for me to fulfill the rewards. Therefor I have limited the following tiers.

$25 - The above reward and signed pages or poems:
I will send you 15 pages every year (in one shipment), you can express wishes. For example front pages, poems like "Kingfisher" or "The Dream About A Beautiful Queen" on one page (I like both very much), or a part you like eminently.

$50 - The above rewards and you have a right to a self-cooked dinner:
Food and cooking is not uncommon in my writing (e.g. "Hoax News"; Peter cooks a twelve course menu with Ashley). If possible I will cook a dinner for your.

$100 - The above rewards, but the patron has a right to a special dinner for her / him and up to four of her / his friends:
If possible I would cook a dinner for you and some friends (up to four) who are no patrons. Again this would depend on the possibility, but I would try my best.

A word about the cooking. I would enjoy it to meet as much patrons as possible, to sign pages for them and also to cook for them. I see the tiers $50 and $100 as a moral obligation to do my best to cook for you. But assumed I would have one such patron in Asia? Not impossible as such, but it would be difficult then to fulfill this obligation. Assumed I would be in San Francisco again (maybe next February). I would enjoy it to cook for every patron who lives there, regardless of the tier. But I have to ensure that I cook for the $50 and $100 tiers first. Also I would pay the groceries for them, otherwise I would ask for a contribution towards costs. I hope this procedure will be acceptable.

Still interested to become my patron? Then click on the button, and welcome to my page! See you later and I look forward to talk with you.......

Peter


P.S.:
A remark with regards to VAT (Value Added Tax): Persons in Germany, and in other European counties, will be charge with VAT, when they decide to become my patron. This means, not I will be charge (with this tax), but they. You have to do nothing, everything will be done by Patreon, but the consequence is the following.

Say, you decide to become a patron with an amount of $10. The VAT in Germany is 19%. Therefore, you will be not debited with $10, but with $11.9! My solution would be, that you not become a patron with the amount, that you decided to give me. Instead, you subtract the VAT from your amount. Thus, instead of $10 simply $8. Then you will have to pay $9.52 and all (tax) rules are adhered, and you have not to pay more than you have decided.

So far so good. Two problems now. First, the $1 tier. I think $1 is the minimum you have to enter, but not $0.80. Thus this will mean, you have to pay $1.19 then. Because this is an automatism I cannot change this. Maybe I get more information about this later.
The tiers $25 and more. Apart from that, that this is very theoretical now, should you decide to give me $25 (or $50, $100) and you subtract the VAT then, then you are no longer in the $25 tier! Or you have to pay $29.75? As said, very theoretical at the moment. I would say, that someone, who thinks about such a tier, should write me an email then and we will find a solution ([email protected]).

And then: Every country of the EU has own VAT rates! This is of no importance for US residents? The rest of the world? I am not sure about this at the moment. But what is good about this is, that you can change the amount you give me, all the time! Thus, when you see that you will get debited too high, you can alter this instantly. Well, this are the bureaucratic hurdles, but I fear they are a part of this. I hope this annoys you not too much.............

Cordially

Peter
Tiers
Thanks!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the page and conversation with me.
Thanks a lot!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the page and conversation with me. 
Thank you very much!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Access to the page and conversation with me. 
Really!
$25 or more per month 0 of 175 patrons
The above and signed pages or poems.   
Wow!
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
The above and you have a right to a self-cooked dinner. 
Speechless!
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
The above and the patron has a right to a special dinner for her / him and up to four of her / his friends. 
Goals
$12 of $2,000 per month
When I reach this amount (gross), I can begin therewith to reduce the time I have to work in my regular job and focus more on writing. In addition, I can think about longer stays in the USA and to visit other states and cities.
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Hello to all who are interested in my Patreon page and my writing. First of all I would like to talk about me to give you some insights in my person and my writing.

I am born at June 13th, 1965 and I live in Germany. I have two apprenticeships, cook and bookseller. I also studied for some years - art history, philosophy and literary studies (modern German literature and Anglo-American literature). Most of the time and also the last years I worked as cook.

My whole live I dreamt about to be an artist. Movies, visual arts, writing and more. I started with something, a lot of plans, but at the end - nothing! This is one of the topics of my (early) writing. But then there was a special night and mid-February 2015 I started to write, and for the first time I finished something.

From mid-February 2015 to mid-August 2015 I wrote, by daily writing, my first manuscript: "Mein Finsteres Herz - Itinerar". So far so good, but it was obvious that I will have problems to find a publisher for such a manuscript, especially in Germany. The next step was to create a webpage and to translate the manuscript. In the next thirteen months the webpage (water-and-isles), "My Dark Heart - Itinerary" (the translation) and 124 videos (reading "Dark Heart", plus additional ones) came into being.

Then my first stay in the USA, in California, in Los Angeles, February 2017. Many impressions and new writing: "In California". And back in Germany? First I was unsure, but then I begun with a first cycle: "The Day, When Nobody Died". Now the webpage became more complex with poetry, stories, a kind of diary and most important, the crime stories located in Los Angeles.

The second stay in the USA was in February 2018, this time Los Angeles and San Francisco. There I presented my writing at open stage events. The resonance was very positive, an important step for me. Again a lot of impressions and new writing: "Californian Hopes And Dreams". And now?

Back in Germany I started a new cycle: "Brave New Life". Again poetry, stories, a kind of diary and crime stories. But it became obvious that I have to decide - writing as a nice hobby or as a serious project. The decision has been made.

You are still reading? Thanks for that! Now I have created my Patreon page. I hope that I can earn money to become more and more independent, to be capable to concentrate on writing more and more. And then I have a dream, to live in the USA, to be capable to visit more states and cities. Apart from Los Angeles and San Francisco the next aims should be New Orleans (The Deep South), Boston (New England States) and Chicago.

Please visit my webpage (water-and-isles.de) and my YouTube channel (youtube.com/channel/UCXN3zlpCDgGYPmtPMuSPtnQ). There you can find all the work I have done the last years. Also more information about how it all started and how it all developed. I recommend you to read (in the given order):

"Drowning Oneself" - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 8. chap.; from p.52 on
"The Old Man and The Ocean" - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 6. chap.; from p.39 on
"Ballad of the Old Man " - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 2. chap.; p.29-48 in 10 parts
"Stolen Songs - Part 2" - "My Dark Heart - Itinerary"; 6. chap.; from p.45 on
The L.A. noir / hard-boiled stories:
The Day, When Nobody Died/Hard-Boiled series - six stories
Brave New Life/New Hard-Boiled - five stories (in progress)
"RaDaDa, DaDa - Ra" - The Day, When Nobody Died/Black Swans

Still interested to become my patron? For me it would be exciting, because actually you have not to pay for my writing, it is downloadable for free at my webpage. But when you decide to become my patron, you show me that my writing means something for you. Therefore it would be interesting for me to talk with you about my writing. But why not also about music for instance, music so important for me! Apart from this I offer you some more rewards.

$1 / $5 / $10 - Access to the page and conversation with me:
It would be nice to get to know you, therefore I will be regularly at this page to talk with you. In a first step in written form. Later I will use YouTube Live also. But because I have to learn more about it, please give me some time for this. (Please read also the last paragraph).

This are my basic tiers. I offer you the same reward at every tier, please decide how much you will give me. A word to the following rewards. It should be possible for me to fulfill the rewards. Therefor I have limited the following tiers.

$25 - The above reward and signed pages or poems:
I will send you 15 pages every year (in one shipment), you can express wishes. For example front pages, poems like "Kingfisher" or "The Dream About A Beautiful Queen" on one page (I like both very much), or a part you like eminently.

$50 - The above rewards and you have a right to a self-cooked dinner:
Food and cooking is not uncommon in my writing (e.g. "Hoax News"; Peter cooks a twelve course menu with Ashley). If possible I will cook a dinner for your.

$100 - The above rewards, but the patron has a right to a special dinner for her / him and up to four of her / his friends:
If possible I would cook a dinner for you and some friends (up to four) who are no patrons. Again this would depend on the possibility, but I would try my best.

A word about the cooking. I would enjoy it to meet as much patrons as possible, to sign pages for them and also to cook for them. I see the tiers $50 and $100 as a moral obligation to do my best to cook for you. But assumed I would have one such patron in Asia? Not impossible as such, but it would be difficult then to fulfill this obligation. Assumed I would be in San Francisco again (maybe next February). I would enjoy it to cook for every patron who lives there, regardless of the tier. But I have to ensure that I cook for the $50 and $100 tiers first. Also I would pay the groceries for them, otherwise I would ask for a contribution towards costs. I hope this procedure will be acceptable.

Still interested to become my patron? Then click on the button, and welcome to my page! See you later and I look forward to talk with you.......

Peter


P.S.:
A remark with regards to VAT (Value Added Tax): Persons in Germany, and in other European counties, will be charge with VAT, when they decide to become my patron. This means, not I will be charge (with this tax), but they. You have to do nothing, everything will be done by Patreon, but the consequence is the following.

Say, you decide to become a patron with an amount of $10. The VAT in Germany is 19%. Therefore, you will be not debited with $10, but with $11.9! My solution would be, that you not become a patron with the amount, that you decided to give me. Instead, you subtract the VAT from your amount. Thus, instead of $10 simply $8. Then you will have to pay $9.52 and all (tax) rules are adhered, and you have not to pay more than you have decided.

So far so good. Two problems now. First, the $1 tier. I think $1 is the minimum you have to enter, but not $0.80. Thus this will mean, you have to pay $1.19 then. Because this is an automatism I cannot change this. Maybe I get more information about this later.
The tiers $25 and more. Apart from that, that this is very theoretical now, should you decide to give me $25 (or $50, $100) and you subtract the VAT then, then you are no longer in the $25 tier! Or you have to pay $29.75? As said, very theoretical at the moment. I would say, that someone, who thinks about such a tier, should write me an email then and we will find a solution ([email protected]).

And then: Every country of the EU has own VAT rates! This is of no importance for US residents? The rest of the world? I am not sure about this at the moment. But what is good about this is, that you can change the amount you give me, all the time! Thus, when you see that you will get debited too high, you can alter this instantly. Well, this are the bureaucratic hurdles, but I fear they are a part of this. I hope this annoys you not too much.............

Cordially

Peter

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Tiers
Thanks!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the page and conversation with me.
Thanks a lot!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the page and conversation with me. 
Thank you very much!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Access to the page and conversation with me. 
Really!
$25 or more per month 0 of 175 patrons
The above and signed pages or poems.   
Wow!
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
The above and you have a right to a self-cooked dinner. 
Speechless!
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
The above and the patron has a right to a special dinner for her / him and up to four of her / his friends.