Dylan Zalrian is creating Novels
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patrons

$9
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Explore the World of Wayward Tides
Dylan Tidalian, a young merman, lives deep under the sea. As a Benthian, he's content with life in the sea until his older sister disappears. While everyone believes she died, Dylan still wants to find her. How far will he have to swim? How will he search the islands around his home? What happened to Cordelia and how did she vanish without a trace? With only his belief that she still lives, will that be enough?

Dive into Patron Rewards

  • Outlines dive into the depths of lore, characters, and races.
  • Short Stories reveal extras from the World of Wayward Tides.
  • Poetry represents the lyrics of songs that may appear in the story.
  • Chapters follow the events of the story involving Dylan and his friends.
  • Artwork illustrates and expresses story themes.
  • Peer reviews to help new writers with their writing.

FAQ

What should I expect after becoming a patron?
Rewards can be accessed at different tiers with rewards from lower tiers added to higher tier rewards. As of right now, updates will not follow a regular schedule. Expect inconsistent updates after becoming a patron for a temporary period of time. Updates will continue. I am committed to the completion of this book series.

Why are updates inconsistent?
I am a college student with homework and other personal obligations. Most regular updates will involve outline updates. Until I graduate, I'll be more focused on building up content that I can share more regularly. My major, technical communications, should be very helpful when it comes to the longevity of this Patreon account among other things. By completing my degree, it can only benefit patrons later.

How do I contact you for peer reviews?
[email protected] is my email to give priority attention to patrons. Any patrons subscribed to the rewards tier for peer reviews can email me their work if they want me to do edits. Please note that the restriction in subscriptions for this tier has a lot to do with limited time. While this is something I'm willing to do to help other new writers, my limited time do to present circumstances may delay feedback.

What do you do when you write?
I listen to music and I research most, if not all ideas I get. Music helps me remember details I might otherwise forget and keeps me focused on writing by blocking out distractions. Everything I do to manage music I listen can be found in playlists on made public on YouTube as well as content that covers some information I think can be helpful for writing. My YouTube Channel currently has most of the music I listen to, and some writing tips I found can be helpful. I don't have any major plans for making money on YouTube, but I am always happy to support new creators and artists.

YouTube Channel
Dylan Zalrian

Are you a Merman?
I guess the fins gave it away. Yes, Dylan Zalrian is the name of my mersona, and I have a deep passion for the sea. Merman means 'man of the sea', and I grew up spending enough time near or swimming in the ocean to have a strong enough connection to it. Details concerning those experiences can be found on my Facebook Public Profile Page where I share those experiences. 

Public Profile
Dylan Zalrian
Tiers
Nomads of Dolphous
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Nomads of Dolphous gain access to:
  • Early Access to some Chapters
  • Early Access to some Short Stories
  • Early Access to some Poems 
  • Exclusive Access to most Chapters
  • Exclusive Access to most Short Stories
  • Exclusive Access to most Poems
Champions of Seasafair
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Champions gain access to:
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Exclusive Access to all Outlines
  • Outlines include (Character Profiles, World Building, Creature Bestiary (Outline of made up plants and animals), Wayward Race Outlines, World History Outlines, and etc.
  • Early Access to some Original Art
  • Exclusive access to most Original Art
  • A credit at the end of the year
Guardians of Marianous
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Guardians gain access to:
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Excludes Peer Review
  • Unlimited Access to Reward Tier
  • A credit at the end of every chapter, short story, and poem
Keepers of the Archive
$5 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Keepers gain access to:
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Peer Reviews
  • (Peer reviews include: Editing, Editing Advice, Editing Guidance, and a review of the work when I finish reading it)
  • Limited Access to Reward Tier
  • Reward Tier Limit (5 patrons)
  • A credit at the end of every chapter, short story, and poem
Goals
$9 of $100 per month
The Wayward Tides Series is still close to the beginning. My first goal is to build a foundation for moving forward. Unfortunately, time is money, and the amount of time I'm able to put into writing is affected by financial circumstances. This first goal is to help deal with that. In return, I'll be able to focus more time on writing. I will dedicate my time to writing in some respect regardless. However, until this goal is met, my priority will be working out a routine for updates, improving the quality of chapters, and improving the setup on Patreon.
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Explore the World of Wayward Tides
Dylan Tidalian, a young merman, lives deep under the sea. As a Benthian, he's content with life in the sea until his older sister disappears. While everyone believes she died, Dylan still wants to find her. How far will he have to swim? How will he search the islands around his home? What happened to Cordelia and how did she vanish without a trace? With only his belief that she still lives, will that be enough?

Dive into Patron Rewards

  • Outlines dive into the depths of lore, characters, and races.
  • Short Stories reveal extras from the World of Wayward Tides.
  • Poetry represents the lyrics of songs that may appear in the story.
  • Chapters follow the events of the story involving Dylan and his friends.
  • Artwork illustrates and expresses story themes.
  • Peer reviews to help new writers with their writing.

FAQ

What should I expect after becoming a patron?
Rewards can be accessed at different tiers with rewards from lower tiers added to higher tier rewards. As of right now, updates will not follow a regular schedule. Expect inconsistent updates after becoming a patron for a temporary period of time. Updates will continue. I am committed to the completion of this book series.

Why are updates inconsistent?
I am a college student with homework and other personal obligations. Most regular updates will involve outline updates. Until I graduate, I'll be more focused on building up content that I can share more regularly. My major, technical communications, should be very helpful when it comes to the longevity of this Patreon account among other things. By completing my degree, it can only benefit patrons later.

How do I contact you for peer reviews?
[email protected] is my email to give priority attention to patrons. Any patrons subscribed to the rewards tier for peer reviews can email me their work if they want me to do edits. Please note that the restriction in subscriptions for this tier has a lot to do with limited time. While this is something I'm willing to do to help other new writers, my limited time do to present circumstances may delay feedback.

What do you do when you write?
I listen to music and I research most, if not all ideas I get. Music helps me remember details I might otherwise forget and keeps me focused on writing by blocking out distractions. Everything I do to manage music I listen can be found in playlists on made public on YouTube as well as content that covers some information I think can be helpful for writing. My YouTube Channel currently has most of the music I listen to, and some writing tips I found can be helpful. I don't have any major plans for making money on YouTube, but I am always happy to support new creators and artists.

YouTube Channel
Dylan Zalrian

Are you a Merman?
I guess the fins gave it away. Yes, Dylan Zalrian is the name of my mersona, and I have a deep passion for the sea. Merman means 'man of the sea', and I grew up spending enough time near or swimming in the ocean to have a strong enough connection to it. Details concerning those experiences can be found on my Facebook Public Profile Page where I share those experiences. 

Public Profile
Dylan Zalrian

Recent posts by Dylan Zalrian

Tiers
Nomads of Dolphous
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Nomads of Dolphous gain access to:
  • Early Access to some Chapters
  • Early Access to some Short Stories
  • Early Access to some Poems 
  • Exclusive Access to most Chapters
  • Exclusive Access to most Short Stories
  • Exclusive Access to most Poems
Champions of Seasafair
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Champions gain access to:
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Exclusive Access to all Outlines
  • Outlines include (Character Profiles, World Building, Creature Bestiary (Outline of made up plants and animals), Wayward Race Outlines, World History Outlines, and etc.
  • Early Access to some Original Art
  • Exclusive access to most Original Art
  • A credit at the end of the year
Guardians of Marianous
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Guardians gain access to:
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Excludes Peer Review
  • Unlimited Access to Reward Tier
  • A credit at the end of every chapter, short story, and poem
Keepers of the Archive
$5 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Keepers gain access to:
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Peer Reviews
  • (Peer reviews include: Editing, Editing Advice, Editing Guidance, and a review of the work when I finish reading it)
  • Limited Access to Reward Tier
  • Reward Tier Limit (5 patrons)
  • A credit at the end of every chapter, short story, and poem