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Writing Video Wednesday: I’m Starting a Patreon!

Hey! I’ve decided to start a Patreon and I made a video about it.

Watch the video here.

Here’s the transcript:

Hey, everyone. It’s author, Sara Crawford, and I have some news for you today.

So I am going to be starting a Patreon. For those of you who don’t know, Patreon is a website where people can go to support their favorite artists or creators, you know, people are on there who make podcasts, people are on there who are writers, people are on there who are painters. Just all kinds of art and creations. So people go on there and pay, you know, even a dollar a month to their favorite artists, and then they get things in return.

I’ve been toying with the idea of making a Patreon for a very long time. I actually support some of my favorite artists and podcasts and things like that on Patreon so I’m familiar with the website but I, you know, was kind of scared to start my own because I’m very bad at asking for help. But here goes. I’m gonna do it.

The other big piece of news is that I have started playing music again. Now so far the only people who have heard it are my husband and my cats. But the main thing about becoming a patron. Even if you just pay a dollar a month, you will get access to any new songs that I do. And I’m going to be doing an online show every few months. So I mention that because I am not going to be putting my music or any songs that I do online anywhere else. I might put one occasionally on YouTube, perhaps, but for the most part, my music is going to be reserved for my patrons.

So let me talk about what you get if you do become a patron.

Okay, so if you just pay $1 a month, you get access to all of my songs and online shows, you get mentioned in my acknowledgments section of my books, and you will have access to all of the patron-only blogs and vlogs that I plan to put up on there. So I’m going to be doing videos kind of like this one. I’m going to be doing some writing tip videos and the kind of blog posts that I put up on Stuff like that.

At $3 a month, you get all that stuff, plus access to my chapters in progress. So I’m going to start posting literally chapters of things that I’m writing as I’m writing it on Patreon and this is kind of scary, too, and you’ll get to see a lot about the revision process and the way that I work and all of that.

If you pay $5 a month, you get all of that stuff plus audio clips of me actually reading my chapters in progress. So I’m going to be doing that kind of like an audiobook.

If you pay $10 a month, you get all that stuff plus snail-mail goodies. So I’m going to be mailing you random things once a month. It might be like a pair of cool socks or like a cool bookmark. I don’t know. It might be just like a little note and like a drawing. It could be anything. You don’t know. And at the $10 level, you also get free e-books of everything that I write before I release them to everybody else.

At the $25 level, you get all that stuff plus a personalized mix CD that I will make for you and mail to you every month.

And at the $50 a month level, you get all that stuff that I’ve already named, plus you get either a 45 minute to an hour long creativity coaching session with me (and we can do that over Skype) or you can send me 15 pages of something that you are writing, and I will give you feedback. Detailed notes, plus a 30-minute coaching session.

And if you want to pay 50 dollars a month because you want some feedback on something but then the next month you want to just drop it down to like 3 dollars or a dollar, you can absolutely do that.

Okay, so, that’s gonna be my Patreon. I will leave a link to it down below in the description (or right here) and you can check it out. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, if you’d like to see more videos about books, writing, or music. And I will see you in the next video. Thank you so much for watching.