Ok, maybe it’s not that sort of mission, but faith and sense of destiny are definitely part of the mix.
Patreon is an amazing and empowering platform that makes it possible for artists and their enthusiasts to not only engage, but even work together towards a common goal.
And my goal is simple: I want to bring magic back into the world one post at a time.
What does that mean? I want to partner with readers not only to create the most original, comprehensive and knock-your-socks-off story experience a writer has to offer, but I want to share with you the gratification of giving. By supporting an artist whose work you want to be a part of, and in doing so, helping organizations like Camp Holiday Trails, which has provided more than 10,000 kids with special needs the opportunity to have a safe and positive summer camp experience.
As little as a $1 pledge will give you access to original essays, works-in-progress, photographs, art work, videos and more. One third of the proceeds from each goal achieved will go towards supporting worthy organizations like Camp Holiday Trails.
But I can’t do this alone. Writers not only need readers, but need to buy things. Like art work, research, great editors and designers, computer programs, and even the occasional pet snake for one of their kids.
And readers are patrons. Not only with the odd dollar, but with time and passion. You badger your friends, families and libraries about good books that need to get read, and without you, the world would be a much less interesting and meaningful place.
So, join me! Spread the word! Be an evangelist for meaning and love! Share the link. Tell your friends, colleagues, children, grandchildren, lawnmower mechanic, your kid’s teacher, the cop who stops you for speeding, the salesgirl who needs a lift in her day, that guy with quirky smile you’ve been trying to get up the nerve to talk to.
Above all, thank you.