Link here to my Patreon site; and the story in question is below:
I am NOT going to put every Patreon short-short-short up here, but I will occasionally let the rest of you know what you’re missing, for given values of ‘missing.’
At the $60/month level everybody starts to get regular (monthly) 500-word roleplaying game world material: Patrons will see it first, and everybody else a little later. Some of the 100 word short-short-short fiction stuff will appear here, too, but not reliably. Gotta entice new potential Patrons, after all.
Thanks to everybody who’s contributing, by the way. It’s… encouraging.
That’s the $40/month goal on my Patreon account, you see. So if you want to get monthly gaming material, well, you know what to do. Hint, hint…
Patreon being, of course, a revenue generator (hopefully) for those who would like to see more creative work from me. If you find this idea appealing, feel free to click this link and signing up. The more people who sign up, the more creative, nonpolitical work I do.
For those interested: at the $30/month level I’ll be writing a new hundred-word fiction story every week and sending it out to my patrons. These will probably not end up here (although the occasional one might); I want to give my supporters a little something nice for themselves. Well, theoretically something nice. I actually have to go out and write them, after all.
And, alas, not particularly easy to monetize. Speaking of which: I really, really need to figure out how to get more interest in the Patreon thing. I hesitate to do the obvious, which is to whine about it on Twitter until people take pity on me, but that may be what it takes. Anybody out there successfully doing it that has tips to share?
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A very good day: we’re up to just under $390 in the thermometer.
It’s a short story that has been sent to existing Patrons of my Patreon account; it should also be available who sign up now. I should also note that if I hit $60/month at Patreon I’ll be putting up a short story a month here (Patrons will get the story first, mind you). In case that’s an incentive.
I first did when it came out in 2012 (heck, Amazon quoted my review in the Review section); and its arguments were extremely helpful in letting me see early the warning signs that the 2006/8 Democratic coalition wasn’t up to snuff when it came to winning the 2014 electorate. Go read it, and remember: nothing in there says that what happened to the Democrats can’t happen to the GOP, either. It can. It probably will, too.
And so, adieu to Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds.