Zachary Sergi is creating Fiction & Television Writing (Often Interactively)
44
patrons
$318
per month
WHAT I DO
What You (Maybe) Know:
I'm a queer drama/science fiction writer--maybe you've read one of my seven Interactive Novels: The Heroes Rise Series & The Versus Trilogy. You can check them all out at zacharysergi.com
What You (Maybe) Don't Know: I've also written two "traditional" novels and have developed three TV shows (and countless pitches) that have never made it to an audience.  
My Purpose: My writing mission statement is to always empower readers: to expose you to new worlds & ideas and let you decide for yourself what you think & believe. Additionally, I always focus on LGBTQIA+ representation and exploring issues of intersectional inclusion, funneled through a genre-mashing blend of humor, action & drama.

Meet The Representatives Below!
Character Designs by Alex Tagali for a comic book adaptation.

(Coming Summer 2019)

WHY I'VE COME TO PATREON
I love writing. I especially love writing interactive content, because it directly connects me to you readers: my story becomes your story. And we've spent nearly a decade building stories together: writing romances I'd never think of (Prodigal & Jury!), learning to advocate for diverse gender & sexuality representation (you taught me about trans and asexual identities!) and creating characters that represent you (Heroes Rise has a large blind following thanks to voice-assistive technology, and I learned to write blind characters with your help!).

I love interactive writing, it's tough to make a living doing it. Interactive Novels are a lot of work, and any time not spent churning out these interactive novels has gone to developing projects for TV and traditional publishing, working tirelessly towards that first mainstream break. It's been a roller coaster...

But what if, together, we built a more predictable base and cut out the middleman on some projects? The ultimate reason I write is to share it with you, the readers, so I couldn't be more excited to start this new chapter, sharing a decade of unreleased writing (and one very special new superhero project) directly with you!

The Bottom Line: To write one interactive novel (like Versus 3) takes me about one year of full time work. Recently I'm dividing more attention to other gigs to make a living, so the timeline on finishing Versus 3 is looking more like several years away. However, every cent of support here on Patreon can help make Versus 3 happen in the same timeline you're used to (a 2019/2020 publication). And going absolutely wild, the largest factor behind ending Heroes Rise was this financial constraint...but if we gain enough support here, I'm SO open to planning more writing for the Heroes Rise world!

SUPERHEROES TO THE RESCUE
I've come to Patreon not just to give you readers the chance to support the work you already love, but also to write new stories. I'm thrilled to introduce The Representatives, an exclusive super-hero, serialized fiction series (taking place in the interconnected Sergiverse and related to worlds of Versus and Heroes Rise). It's written specifically for Patreon subscribers, not currently available anywhere else. My goal is to write one brand-new short story in this series every month (think of it like a comic book, but in fiction "issues").

True to our interactive roots, I also want your input along the way, to build these stories together. Part of the Patreon experience will be offering you the opportunity to have direct input (via polls and comments) on the future of all my writing projects...and lots of glimpses into the secrets of the Sergiverse. Here's the concept:

The Representatives may be the only super-famous super-team equipped to handle the toughest cases in the galaxy—but nothing compares to the struggle of seven diverse adults living under the same mansion roof. These legendary heroes are the Verses Galaxy’s best and brightest, called to protect its most valuable melting-pot planet…usually with a tabloid flare for the dramatic.

The Representatives is a fully diverse, intersectionally-representative Avengers tackling Black Mirror/Star Trek cases, all while steeped in Downton Abbey sweeping family drama. It also takes place in the interconnected Sergiverse, linking to the best-selling interactive novel series Versus and Heroes Rise.


You can read free Sample Teasers of all available projects, including The Representatives, in the public Patreon Post below (or on my website). When you're ready for more, select your Tier and interact with the Sergiverse in a totally new way!

The Representatives Fan Art
Pearl Bellamy by Hannah McDonald & Nifty Eons by 
Madyson Pellegrino

GOALS
My hope is to use Patreon as a place to publish new material directly for you readers, enhance your interactive input, and also continue writing on the platforms you already know me for. Every single dollar goes directly to supporting the writing you love and my ability to continue writing (and get Versus 3 to you within the upcoming year)!

To Readers: We’ve come a long way together and I’m so excited to write this next chapter with you!
To Family & Friends: Whether you’re here for new reading material or just to support an artist in your life, I can’t thank you enough for the love you’ve already shown!

We live in a world that makes it very tough for writers and artists to succeed, but I’m so grateful to also write in a time when artists can create directly for the audience that appreciates them! Your support—your patronage to the arts—will go a long way.

WHAT'S AVAILABLE
Check out the Tiers Bar for details, but here's the general idea behind each Tier (each new Tier includes the benefits of all previous ones).
  • For $2 a month, you generally support the interactive novels you love and get access to exclusive updates on each project's progress.
  • For $5 a month, you join the community reading and influencing The Representatives (a project I've been developing for myself since before the first Heroes Rise).
  • For $10 a month, you also get insight into my decade of experience developing projects for places like Netflix, MTV, Freeform, YouTube, Warner Brothers, Little Brown & much more. Look below for the first few projects I plan to feature (much more to come!).
  • For $30 a month, you get unlimited access to the Sergiverse and become a deeper part of it as a superfan, including access to naming your own character of choice.
  • For $100 a month, only 10 super-patrons can become collaborators--the kind of friend I send rough drafts to before anyone else sees them. You'll be the first guard of the Sergiverse, giving me first-round notes and creating your own custom character.

PROJECT CONCEPTS
(Available in The Hero Riser Tier)
THE RISE AND FALL OF GODS & HOUSEWIVES (Novel) Miles, a flailing 20-something, goes to work as a producer on a Real Housewives of New York-type show, where he falls under the spell of a glamorous socialite matriarch—and eventually learns that reincarnated gods live in secret among the ultra-wealthy. (American Gods meets Unreal)

KILLING TYME (TV Pilot) When 18-year-old Owen’s unexpected breakdown forces her to stay home while all her friends leave for college, Owen escapes her escalating family drama by joining a cultish political youth movement (named TYME) that fulfills her every need—and pulls her deep into a world she may never escape. (The Bell Jar meets Pretty Little Liars)

MAJOR ARCANA (TV Pilot) When single, unfulfilled 20-something Diana learns her best friend/roommate is getting engaged and moving out, Diana quits her job and picks up a deck of Tarot cards left by her late mother. Embarking on an unexpected journey of dark magical realism, Diana uses the cards to read others and find herself, but doesn’t know if she is exhibiting actual psychic ability, or if she is losing her mind like her bipolar mother. (Buffy The Vampire Slayer meets Legion)

Absolutely cannot wait to get started together!!
--Zach
Tiers
The Versian
$2 or more per month
  • Access to regular Update Posts on the Versus 3 writing process.
  • Access to Poll Posts about The Versus Trilogy (which will inform the writing process).
  • Access to Update & Poll Posts on all new writing projects. 
The Representative
$5 or more per month
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian tier.
  • Access to The Representatives serialized short-story series, available only on Patreon (think Avengers meets Star Trek).
  • Includes access to all Previous & New Issues, released monthly.
  • Access to The Representatives Poll Posts, which impact story as I write monthly fiction installments. 
The Hero Riser
$10 or more per month
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian & The Representative tiers.
  • Access to Novel Chapters & Television Writing Acts (see the About section for project details).
  • Includes access to all Previous & New Content Posts, released twice monthly.
  • Access to Development Posts explaining context & industry exposure of each project.
  • Access to Poll Posts on which projects to continue writing (exclusively for Patreon subscribers). 
The Sergiversian
$30 or more per month
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian, The Representative & The Hero Riser tiers.
  • Name an Original Character appearing in the available project of your choice.
  • Receive a limited-edition Heroes Rise Trilogy T-shirt.
  • Personalized Email Question & Answer correspondence with me.
  • Access to regular Writing Advice & Tips Posts & Polls.
  • Access to exclusive, Patreon-only Versus 3 Teaser Posts.
  • Access to exclusive, Patreon-only Sergiverse Clue Posts (including the connection between Versus & Heroes Rise).
The Wone Creator
$100 or more per month only 9 left
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian, The Representative, The Hero Riser & The Sergiversian tiers.
  • Create a Fully Customized Original Character appearing in the available project of your choice.
  • Personalized Video Call with me.
  • Early Access to Versus 3 Rough Draft Chapters, before anyone else.
  • Direct Notes Input on all writing projects, including Versus 3 and any potential future Heroes Rise titles.
Goals
$318 of $500 per month
  • Able to continue writing The Representatives monthly fiction series.
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WHAT I DO
What You (Maybe) Know:
I'm a queer drama/science fiction writer--maybe you've read one of my seven Interactive Novels: The Heroes Rise Series & The Versus Trilogy. You can check them all out at zacharysergi.com
What You (Maybe) Don't Know: I've also written two "traditional" novels and have developed three TV shows (and countless pitches) that have never made it to an audience.  
My Purpose: My writing mission statement is to always empower readers: to expose you to new worlds & ideas and let you decide for yourself what you think & believe. Additionally, I always focus on LGBTQIA+ representation and exploring issues of intersectional inclusion, funneled through a genre-mashing blend of humor, action & drama.

Meet The Representatives Below!
Character Designs by Alex Tagali for a comic book adaptation.

(Coming Summer 2019)

WHY I'VE COME TO PATREON
I love writing. I especially love writing interactive content, because it directly connects me to you readers: my story becomes your story. And we've spent nearly a decade building stories together: writing romances I'd never think of (Prodigal & Jury!), learning to advocate for diverse gender & sexuality representation (you taught me about trans and asexual identities!) and creating characters that represent you (Heroes Rise has a large blind following thanks to voice-assistive technology, and I learned to write blind characters with your help!).

I love interactive writing, it's tough to make a living doing it. Interactive Novels are a lot of work, and any time not spent churning out these interactive novels has gone to developing projects for TV and traditional publishing, working tirelessly towards that first mainstream break. It's been a roller coaster...

But what if, together, we built a more predictable base and cut out the middleman on some projects? The ultimate reason I write is to share it with you, the readers, so I couldn't be more excited to start this new chapter, sharing a decade of unreleased writing (and one very special new superhero project) directly with you!

The Bottom Line: To write one interactive novel (like Versus 3) takes me about one year of full time work. Recently I'm dividing more attention to other gigs to make a living, so the timeline on finishing Versus 3 is looking more like several years away. However, every cent of support here on Patreon can help make Versus 3 happen in the same timeline you're used to (a 2019/2020 publication). And going absolutely wild, the largest factor behind ending Heroes Rise was this financial constraint...but if we gain enough support here, I'm SO open to planning more writing for the Heroes Rise world!

SUPERHEROES TO THE RESCUE
I've come to Patreon not just to give you readers the chance to support the work you already love, but also to write new stories. I'm thrilled to introduce The Representatives, an exclusive super-hero, serialized fiction series (taking place in the interconnected Sergiverse and related to worlds of Versus and Heroes Rise). It's written specifically for Patreon subscribers, not currently available anywhere else. My goal is to write one brand-new short story in this series every month (think of it like a comic book, but in fiction "issues").

True to our interactive roots, I also want your input along the way, to build these stories together. Part of the Patreon experience will be offering you the opportunity to have direct input (via polls and comments) on the future of all my writing projects...and lots of glimpses into the secrets of the Sergiverse. Here's the concept:

The Representatives may be the only super-famous super-team equipped to handle the toughest cases in the galaxy—but nothing compares to the struggle of seven diverse adults living under the same mansion roof. These legendary heroes are the Verses Galaxy’s best and brightest, called to protect its most valuable melting-pot planet…usually with a tabloid flare for the dramatic.

The Representatives is a fully diverse, intersectionally-representative Avengers tackling Black Mirror/Star Trek cases, all while steeped in Downton Abbey sweeping family drama. It also takes place in the interconnected Sergiverse, linking to the best-selling interactive novel series Versus and Heroes Rise.


You can read free Sample Teasers of all available projects, including The Representatives, in the public Patreon Post below (or on my website). When you're ready for more, select your Tier and interact with the Sergiverse in a totally new way!

The Representatives Fan Art
Pearl Bellamy by Hannah McDonald & Nifty Eons by 
Madyson Pellegrino

GOALS
My hope is to use Patreon as a place to publish new material directly for you readers, enhance your interactive input, and also continue writing on the platforms you already know me for. Every single dollar goes directly to supporting the writing you love and my ability to continue writing (and get Versus 3 to you within the upcoming year)!

To Readers: We’ve come a long way together and I’m so excited to write this next chapter with you!
To Family & Friends: Whether you’re here for new reading material or just to support an artist in your life, I can’t thank you enough for the love you’ve already shown!

We live in a world that makes it very tough for writers and artists to succeed, but I’m so grateful to also write in a time when artists can create directly for the audience that appreciates them! Your support—your patronage to the arts—will go a long way.

WHAT'S AVAILABLE
Check out the Tiers Bar for details, but here's the general idea behind each Tier (each new Tier includes the benefits of all previous ones).
  • For $2 a month, you generally support the interactive novels you love and get access to exclusive updates on each project's progress.
  • For $5 a month, you join the community reading and influencing The Representatives (a project I've been developing for myself since before the first Heroes Rise).
  • For $10 a month, you also get insight into my decade of experience developing projects for places like Netflix, MTV, Freeform, YouTube, Warner Brothers, Little Brown & much more. Look below for the first few projects I plan to feature (much more to come!).
  • For $30 a month, you get unlimited access to the Sergiverse and become a deeper part of it as a superfan, including access to naming your own character of choice.
  • For $100 a month, only 10 super-patrons can become collaborators--the kind of friend I send rough drafts to before anyone else sees them. You'll be the first guard of the Sergiverse, giving me first-round notes and creating your own custom character.

PROJECT CONCEPTS
(Available in The Hero Riser Tier)
THE RISE AND FALL OF GODS & HOUSEWIVES (Novel) Miles, a flailing 20-something, goes to work as a producer on a Real Housewives of New York-type show, where he falls under the spell of a glamorous socialite matriarch—and eventually learns that reincarnated gods live in secret among the ultra-wealthy. (American Gods meets Unreal)

KILLING TYME (TV Pilot) When 18-year-old Owen’s unexpected breakdown forces her to stay home while all her friends leave for college, Owen escapes her escalating family drama by joining a cultish political youth movement (named TYME) that fulfills her every need—and pulls her deep into a world she may never escape. (The Bell Jar meets Pretty Little Liars)

MAJOR ARCANA (TV Pilot) When single, unfulfilled 20-something Diana learns her best friend/roommate is getting engaged and moving out, Diana quits her job and picks up a deck of Tarot cards left by her late mother. Embarking on an unexpected journey of dark magical realism, Diana uses the cards to read others and find herself, but doesn’t know if she is exhibiting actual psychic ability, or if she is losing her mind like her bipolar mother. (Buffy The Vampire Slayer meets Legion)

Absolutely cannot wait to get started together!!
--Zach

Recent posts by Zachary Sergi

Tiers
The Versian
$2 or more per month
  • Access to regular Update Posts on the Versus 3 writing process.
  • Access to Poll Posts about The Versus Trilogy (which will inform the writing process).
  • Access to Update & Poll Posts on all new writing projects. 
The Representative
$5 or more per month
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian tier.
  • Access to The Representatives serialized short-story series, available only on Patreon (think Avengers meets Star Trek).
  • Includes access to all Previous & New Issues, released monthly.
  • Access to The Representatives Poll Posts, which impact story as I write monthly fiction installments. 
The Hero Riser
$10 or more per month
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian & The Representative tiers.
  • Access to Novel Chapters & Television Writing Acts (see the About section for project details).
  • Includes access to all Previous & New Content Posts, released twice monthly.
  • Access to Development Posts explaining context & industry exposure of each project.
  • Access to Poll Posts on which projects to continue writing (exclusively for Patreon subscribers). 
The Sergiversian
$30 or more per month
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian, The Representative & The Hero Riser tiers.
  • Name an Original Character appearing in the available project of your choice.
  • Receive a limited-edition Heroes Rise Trilogy T-shirt.
  • Personalized Email Question & Answer correspondence with me.
  • Access to regular Writing Advice & Tips Posts & Polls.
  • Access to exclusive, Patreon-only Versus 3 Teaser Posts.
  • Access to exclusive, Patreon-only Sergiverse Clue Posts (including the connection between Versus & Heroes Rise).
The Wone Creator
$100 or more per month only 9 left
  • Includes all benefits from The Versian, The Representative, The Hero Riser & The Sergiversian tiers.
  • Create a Fully Customized Original Character appearing in the available project of your choice.
  • Personalized Video Call with me.
  • Early Access to Versus 3 Rough Draft Chapters, before anyone else.
  • Direct Notes Input on all writing projects, including Versus 3 and any potential future Heroes Rise titles.