East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Things to Come, #5

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As I’ve already mentioned, I’ll devote the next three months to try and grow my Patron page. I want to offer more benefits to my patrons, and possibly lure more Patrons.
In all fairness, I’d love should I be able to pay my mortgage with Patreon – and that means work harder, offer more quality and more perks to the brave souls that feel like gambling a few bucks every month on my ability to deliver.

For this reason I’ve decided to add a new tier to my Patreon page, a higher pledge level, well above the already heady heights of the 10 Bucks Lounge – something that I will cal the Writers’ Workshop, because this new tier will be writer-oriented.

The Writers’ Workshop hits you for 25 bucks per month, for a minimum of two months. That’s a lot of money – so what do you get?

Apart from receiving all of the benefits of the previous levels, once you subscribe to the 25-bucks level you can send me a story (up to 10.000 words) each bimester and get from me a detailed review and line-by-line revision, delivered within six weeks. I’ll be using the standard revision tools of MSOffice Word/LibreOffice Write, so that you’ll see my notes and my proposed changes.
You can then check out the revision and ask any question or clarification via mail or text chat.
You can send along a story every other month, and you must stay at this pledge level for at least two months to access the benefit.

There are only five slots available, because I want to do this the right way, and I could not revise more than five stories a bimester (while I’m writing and revising my own).

This is not a writing course.
This is me taking up editor duties for your stories – and as all good editors do, I will offer suggestions, not give orders, and then we’ll be able to discuss the changes, and I’ll explain my positions.
I have learned a lot working with some excellent editors out there – I hope to be able to do the same for my Patrons.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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