WMFA

is creating a podcast about why and how we write

17

patrons

$53

per month

Writing can be lonely work; WMFA counters that with conversation. It’s a show about creativity and craft, where writer and host Courtney Balestier (that's me) talks shop with some of today’s best writers and examines the issues we face when we do creative work. My mission with WMFA is to explore why we writers do what we do, so that we can do it with more intention, and how we do what we do, so that we can do it better. 

New episodes air every Wednesday and alternate between full-length conversations with writers and single-topic minisodes that focus on the issues we all face in our creative processes, like fear and shame.


I started this show because it was the show I wanted to listen to. Because, after a decade as a journalist, I had just started my first novel and had no idea what I was doing. Talking to other writers has helped me realize that we all deal with the same doubts, worries, and insecurities, in addition to our concerns about character development and structure. I'm so grateful to have these conversations, not just for myself but also for other writers and creatives who can benefit from them. 

WMFA is a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of work: hosting, recording, producing, distributing, promoting. Patrons help offset both the cost of my time and that of the talented creative entrepreneurs I work with to make the show happen. (Know what feels really awesome? Being able to contribute to the larger creative economy.) 

But even if you just show support with your ears—and maybe an iTunes review?—you're also helping create a community, which I'm so grateful for (see above about lonely work). In fact, one of my goals is to grow WMFA to include an online and IRL creative community where I can interact with listeners and listeners can interact with each other. 

Thank you so much for your support!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Every dollar counts! Dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, receive Writing Wisdom from WMFA, a downloadable PDF of tips and tricks from guests, and get WMFA emails.

Extra (But In a Good Way)
$2 or more per month

Two-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, receive Writing Wisdom from WMFA, and have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode.

Pep Talkin'
$5 or more per month

Five-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, receive Writing Wisdom from WMFA, have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode, and get expanded minisode essays written by me posted here on Patreon every other Wednesday.

Writerly Love
$10 or more per month

Ten-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, get Writing Wisdom from WMFA, have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode, get expanded minisode essays, and receive a monthly handwritten note from me cheering you on through the creative process.

Content Queen
$15 or more per month

Fifteen-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, get Writing Wisdom from WMFA, have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode, get expanded minisode essays, receive a monthly handwritten note, and get access to exclusive quarterly bonus episodes.

Episode Sponsorship
$150 or more per month

Sponsor an episode of WMFA and you'll get a 15-second pre-roll ad, a 60-second mid-roll ad, and sponsor credit on the episode page. (I'll work with you on ad copy.) For more information, email me at [email protected] Rates start at $150 per episode.



Writing can be lonely work; WMFA counters that with conversation. It’s a show about creativity and craft, where writer and host Courtney Balestier (that's me) talks shop with some of today’s best writers and examines the issues we face when we do creative work. My mission with WMFA is to explore why we writers do what we do, so that we can do it with more intention, and how we do what we do, so that we can do it better. 

New episodes air every Wednesday and alternate between full-length conversations with writers and single-topic minisodes that focus on the issues we all face in our creative processes, like fear and shame.


I started this show because it was the show I wanted to listen to. Because, after a decade as a journalist, I had just started my first novel and had no idea what I was doing. Talking to other writers has helped me realize that we all deal with the same doubts, worries, and insecurities, in addition to our concerns about character development and structure. I'm so grateful to have these conversations, not just for myself but also for other writers and creatives who can benefit from them. 

WMFA is a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of work: hosting, recording, producing, distributing, promoting. Patrons help offset both the cost of my time and that of the talented creative entrepreneurs I work with to make the show happen. (Know what feels really awesome? Being able to contribute to the larger creative economy.) 

But even if you just show support with your ears—and maybe an iTunes review?—you're also helping create a community, which I'm so grateful for (see above about lonely work). In fact, one of my goals is to grow WMFA to include an online and IRL creative community where I can interact with listeners and listeners can interact with each other. 

Thank you so much for your support!

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Every dollar counts! Dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, receive Writing Wisdom from WMFA, a downloadable PDF of tips and tricks from guests, and get WMFA emails.

Extra (But In a Good Way)
$2 or more per month

Two-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, receive Writing Wisdom from WMFA, and have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode.

Pep Talkin'
$5 or more per month

Five-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, receive Writing Wisdom from WMFA, have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode, and get expanded minisode essays written by me posted here on Patreon every other Wednesday.

Writerly Love
$10 or more per month

Ten-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, get Writing Wisdom from WMFA, have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode, get expanded minisode essays, and receive a monthly handwritten note from me cheering you on through the creative process.

Content Queen
$15 or more per month

Fifteen-dollar donors are thanked by name on each episode page, get Writing Wisdom from WMFA, have access to bonus segments of each full-length episode, get expanded minisode essays, receive a monthly handwritten note, and get access to exclusive quarterly bonus episodes.

Episode Sponsorship
$150 or more per month

Sponsor an episode of WMFA and you'll get a 15-second pre-roll ad, a 60-second mid-roll ad, and sponsor credit on the episode page. (I'll work with you on ad copy.) For more information, email me at [email protected] Rates start at $150 per episode.