Xauri'EL Zwaan is creating Science Fiction and Fantasy
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$23
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I am Xauri'EL Zwaan, a mendicant artist in search of meaning, fame and fortune, and pie (where available).  I am a socialist greenpunk transhumanist, a genderfluid bisexual, a Satanist, and a Goth.  For over two decades now I have been writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy, largely for my own amusement but always with an eye to publishing for a wider audience.  If you would like to see samples of my previous work to whet your appetite, you may access a (now sadly defunct) blog-based experimental sci-fi project at Futuristical or read some more traditional short fiction at Garbled Transmissions or  365Tomorrows.  Some of my greatest influences currently include Charles Stross, John C. Wright, Ann Leckie, Hannu Rajaniemi, and China Mièville.  Most of my work deals with transhumanism and/or is experimental in some way, and I take a lot of themes from the political and social problems we face in this new millennium and from left-wing and genderqueer politics.  I feel like if I'm not able to change the world, at least I can help illuminate it a bit through my art.

I'm a weird in-between kind of person, and it's a weird in-between kind of world we live in.  Being paid to write and being able to do that and only that as a job has long been one of my dreams, but it's getting harder than ever to make it in the world of traditional publishing.  On the other hand, getting your work out there and into the hands of your fans has never been easier.  I'm an experimentalist, and although I feel drawn to the 'legitimacy' of traditional publishing I have to say that my past experiments with putting my writing directly on the web have been exhilarating, even if they did not bring me fame and fortune.  Therefore, I am starting a new web-based project, a serial novel to be released on WattPad, and I am asking you, my fans, to support me in this endeavour.  Completing this work is going to take a long time and will require a considerable time commitment from me, but I want my patrons to know that they are going to get some consistent output in exchange for the support I am asking for from you.  In thanks for your support, in addition to this work, I will be releasing some of my back catalog of stories on SmashWords.  Others will be asked to pay for these stories, but my generous patrons will get free copies as a little incentive.

I am also looking forward to building a community here, stretching myself a bit on social media, and building my skills as a writer.  Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Rewards
Cyborg
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to my great thanks and access to patron-only posts, supporters at this level will be given free ebook copies of all self-contained short stories I have published or will publish independently on SmashWords.  You can immediately get a free copy of one story (my first ever published) for your generous support!
Neo-Human
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be able to join my exclusive beta readers team! You will receive access to advance copies of all work in progress, and be able to offer feedback about the work and influence  direction.
Metahuman
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be given free ebook copies of all novels, novellas, and short story collections I publish independently on SmashWords.  No such works have yet been published, but they are coming soon!  Books published through traditional publishers may also be provided as ebooks on a case-by-case basis.
Transhuman
$25 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be personally thanked for their very generous support in the dedication of any future works I release in any format.
Posthuman
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be given a free signed physical printed copy of any future works I offer through print-on-demand or traditional print publishing, entirely at my expense.
More Human Than Human
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will have the opportunity to join me in a monthly 30-minute one-on-one video chat!  We can discuss my work, life in general, philosophy and history, or anything else you want (within reasonable limits).
Goals
$23 of $3,500 per month
At this level of support, I can afford to pursue writing as a full-time career without worrying about finding a job to support my family.  This means I will produce more writing, and thus more rewards for my loyal patrons!
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I am Xauri'EL Zwaan, a mendicant artist in search of meaning, fame and fortune, and pie (where available).  I am a socialist greenpunk transhumanist, a genderfluid bisexual, a Satanist, and a Goth.  For over two decades now I have been writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy, largely for my own amusement but always with an eye to publishing for a wider audience.  If you would like to see samples of my previous work to whet your appetite, you may access a (now sadly defunct) blog-based experimental sci-fi project at Futuristical or read some more traditional short fiction at Garbled Transmissions or  365Tomorrows.  Some of my greatest influences currently include Charles Stross, John C. Wright, Ann Leckie, Hannu Rajaniemi, and China Mièville.  Most of my work deals with transhumanism and/or is experimental in some way, and I take a lot of themes from the political and social problems we face in this new millennium and from left-wing and genderqueer politics.  I feel like if I'm not able to change the world, at least I can help illuminate it a bit through my art.

I'm a weird in-between kind of person, and it's a weird in-between kind of world we live in.  Being paid to write and being able to do that and only that as a job has long been one of my dreams, but it's getting harder than ever to make it in the world of traditional publishing.  On the other hand, getting your work out there and into the hands of your fans has never been easier.  I'm an experimentalist, and although I feel drawn to the 'legitimacy' of traditional publishing I have to say that my past experiments with putting my writing directly on the web have been exhilarating, even if they did not bring me fame and fortune.  Therefore, I am starting a new web-based project, a serial novel to be released on WattPad, and I am asking you, my fans, to support me in this endeavour.  Completing this work is going to take a long time and will require a considerable time commitment from me, but I want my patrons to know that they are going to get some consistent output in exchange for the support I am asking for from you.  In thanks for your support, in addition to this work, I will be releasing some of my back catalog of stories on SmashWords.  Others will be asked to pay for these stories, but my generous patrons will get free copies as a little incentive.

I am also looking forward to building a community here, stretching myself a bit on social media, and building my skills as a writer.  Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Recent posts by Xauri'EL Zwaan

Rewards
Cyborg
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to my great thanks and access to patron-only posts, supporters at this level will be given free ebook copies of all self-contained short stories I have published or will publish independently on SmashWords.  You can immediately get a free copy of one story (my first ever published) for your generous support!
Neo-Human
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be able to join my exclusive beta readers team! You will receive access to advance copies of all work in progress, and be able to offer feedback about the work and influence  direction.
Metahuman
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be given free ebook copies of all novels, novellas, and short story collections I publish independently on SmashWords.  No such works have yet been published, but they are coming soon!  Books published through traditional publishers may also be provided as ebooks on a case-by-case basis.
Transhuman
$25 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be personally thanked for their very generous support in the dedication of any future works I release in any format.
Posthuman
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be given a free signed physical printed copy of any future works I offer through print-on-demand or traditional print publishing, entirely at my expense.
More Human Than Human
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will have the opportunity to join me in a monthly 30-minute one-on-one video chat!  We can discuss my work, life in general, philosophy and history, or anything else you want (within reasonable limits).