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[personal profile] wyld_dandelyon
Want inspiration for your life or for a creative project?  Need to find a better balance? I can do a reading for you, for a character, as a writing prompt, draw a card to meditate on, etc.

Free one-card readings are still available, as are longer readings.  Tips are always welcome!  So are signal boosts.

I'm doing the readings over here on Dreamwidth. 

Thanks!

ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the sixty-fifth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, September 23-Sunday, September 24. The theme is "Black Swans."


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
[personal profile] aldersprig
I am opening a Giraffe Call Prompt Call with the theme of Autumn, Fall, and Falling.

Funds raised will help me afford the bathroom renovations that I really want.

Prompting is free; tipping gets you more words and more fics.
artsyhonker: a girl with glasses and purple shoulder-length hair (Default)
[personal profile] artsyhonker
I am seeking text submissions -- public domain, or your own work -- on the topic of "stars". Stars, starlight, outer space, planets and other celestial bodies, the sun, and so on are all relevant. Please read more and submit suggestions at my blog post about it.

It may be foolish to be trying out a new-to-me crowdfunding method at this exact moment in time, but I'm not abandoning anything else to do it, and I want to find out if it will fit. If it doesn't work out, I won't try it again for a while.

Thanks to [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith, upon whose Poetry Fishbowl this scheme is largely based.

(Crossposting to my DW.)
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the sixty-fourth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, August 19-Sunday, August 20. The theme is "Moving the Body."


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
rootsofthestories: Two cats hugging. (misc: cuddling cats)
[personal profile] rootsofthestories
In which I offer writing graphics, divination and playlist making

If you signal boost, I'm willing to give you three sentence fiction, a haiku, a tarot card, or a pull from my shufflemancy playlist. Also, if you want more than one thing from me, I'm willing to knock off 10% of your total cost.
thesilentpoet: (64squared - default)
[personal profile] thesilentpoet
July incentive at my Patreon is still happening! Pledge as little as $1, and unlock some goodies!

Patreon.com/srmaclin

If I get three more pledges, I'll post my newly-written poem "The Space Faring Owls of Tau Ceti" for all patrons, and if I get five more pledges, I'll also post the New-poem "Nineteen Weeks".

All pledges much appreciated!
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
What are your planned crowdfunding projects for July? What did you accomplish during June?

The July Creative Jam would be Saturday 15-Sunday 16.  I expect to be unavailable then.  If someone else would like to run that Creative Jam, please speak up.
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
[personal profile] alexseanchai
I am selling, and calling for prompts for, short stories. Further details at my journal.

Update! [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, as described in the comments or at her journal, is offering more words to the same money! Thank you, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer!
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the sixty-third Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, June 17-Sunday, June 18. The theme is "Sufficient or Indulgent."


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
I've reached the end of scheduled themes for the Creative Jam project.  It's time to brainstorm some new themes!  These are a few that I've jotted down earlier, ones that I've thought up or people have suggested, to give you an idea what kind of stuff might be suitable:

* Trust & Vulnerability
* Hurt/Comfort
* Unicorns

What other themes would you like to explore?  Suggest them in a comment below this post. 

Later on I'll collect the suggestions and do some polling.  The most popular topics will be added to the schedule for future Creative Jams.  

ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
What are your planned crowdfunding projects for June? What did you accomplish during May?

The May Creative Jam will run Saturday 17-Sunday 18 with a theme of "sufficient or indulgent."
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This month's theme was "History Written by the Losers." I worked from 12:30 PM to 5:15 AM, so about 15 hours 45 minutes, allowing for breaks. I wrote 10 poems on Tuesday and 10 more later in the week.

Participation was lower this time, with 19 comments on LiveJournal and another 57 on Dreamwidth. There were no new prompters.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the May 2, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"All These Things Woven into Something"
"Battles and Wars"
"Cache Flow"
"Celestial Dehiscence"
"A Conversation Between Body and Soul"
"Hidden Histories"
"A Matter of Opportunity"
"Miasmas of the Past"
"Morning Waits at the End of the World"
"Split Between Two Lands"
"Until the Restoration"
"What Didn't You Do"
"Yon Sèl Lang Se Janm Ase"

"Lead Us in Peace" (Clay of Life, April 18, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl)
"Insha'Allah" (Polychrome Heroics, January 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl spillover)
"The Habit of a Midwinter Festivity" (Polychrome Heroics: Officer Pink, April 22, 2017, outside prompt calls)


Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for May 2, 2017. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

Currently sponsored poems have all been posted. Donors this time include: [personal profile] janetmiles, Anthony and Shirley Barrette.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "Insha'Allah" was the free epic. We also made the $250 goal, so that's one tally toward a bonus session.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the sixty-second Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, May 20-Sunday, May 21. The theme is "Baker's Dozen."


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
thesilentpoet: (64squared - knight)
[personal profile] thesilentpoet
Do you have Patreon?

If yes, how do you promote it? I've posted updates via social media, and I get a lot of "likes", a lot of "that's cool you have one", but very few patrons.

What sure find way do you use to get followers/Patrons?
k_a_webb: (Default)
[personal profile] k_a_webb
It's been a while since I posted here, so I wanted to write a quick update, to let anyone who does read my work know what's going on. There has been a recent mass update. Almost everything that was finished has now been posted. I am still working out a world for one story I want to go up, and I kept a couple back to give me something to post this week. I also do still have Case to post, but that's probably going to be something to do this weekend - as well as finishing off the current book. Then I'm going to decide how to finish off the story.

This mass update means there are a lot more stories to read. I've been working a lot on getting things finished, and trying not to start too many new things... only plot bunnies are mean. :D Some continuations are also being written, because I do know how things are meant to go, but, like I'm sure is the case for everyone, finding time to get everything done is more complicated. I do, as I always did, have my tip jars up, so if you do enjoy reading what I write donations are appreciated. I also have a subscription page, if you want an easy way to give me a monthly donation.

When it comes to the plans I have for the website I am interested in doing a number of things. One of those things is putting up audio for the stories, even though I absolutely hate the sound of my own voice when it's recorded, because I really want the stories to be as accessible as possible. Along with that I am planning on getting some ebooks done, although that's going to take longer. When it comes to the ebooks I want them to have fully completed story lines in. Then I also want to get working on some basic maps. I need to know where things are, especially with some of the more complicated worlds. Along with that I'm thinking of trying out some of my own artwork, which may or may not happen.

If you have some spare time come visit me. I'd love to see you. :)
artsyhonker: a girl with glasses and purple shoulder-length hair (Default)
[personal profile] artsyhonker
Hello, I write choral music (YouTube playlist) which I share online for free, and this is funded by my kind supporters at Patreon. I've been on Patreon for three years, and it has changed the way I work significantly. In this post I'm going to talk a bit about trying to increase my income, but I don't want it to sound as if I'm ungrateful to my existing patrons! They are all lovely and I am very thankful for their support.

I spent some time this afternoon setting up Hootsuite to tweet links to my work again, and it occurs to me that I'm possibly going about it the wrong way. I currently have a whole long list of tweets and use auto-schedule to put them in, then edit them to spread them out a bit more so I'm not just spamming people constantly.

That's fine -- but I usually link to each piece of music once per cycle, and a cycle takes around a week and a half.

It strikes me that it might be better to link to each piece of music two or three times per day for a set number of days, possibly as long as a week for the ones that have broader appeal/catchy tunes. This is because the signal:noise ratio on Twitter is really quite bad, and the 2500-ish people who follow me there are not going to see something if I only post it once. I would have to re-jig the wording a lot more because duplicate tweets tend to get rejected by Twitter, but this may actually be a feature rather than a bug.

Another advantage to the style I'm considering, of course, is that I can then focus on seasonally-appropriate pieces: both at the time they are relevant, and three, six and nine months beforehand (when people are planning repertoire, essentially; while they tend to do this in batches, some work a term ahead, some half a year, and so on). And more people singing my music means the sheet music gets in front of more people, and at least with my newer works, that means more people find out about my Patreon, and that's good.

So, I'm probably going to try this. I'll need to make a calendar, figure out when my various works are relevant and work backward from there to figure out when to link to the demo tracks.

If you use Hootsuite or another social media scheduling app, what have you found is the optimum amount of repetition for a link to a specific work of yours?

A second thing I'm thinking about: Patreon now has an option to hide the total pledge amount from would-be patrons. I'm wondering if I need to do this; have I hit a sort of ceiling where people think "oh, she gets about $306 for each new work, that's more than enough", and don't pledge? If I'm going to be a composer full-time, I need quite a lot more than this; currently I struggle to complete a new work each month. I'd like to get my teeth into longer works, but my time for that is limited when I'm trying to finish something each month so I can get paid; and I don't want to go too far toward really really short works (psalm chants and hymns) because right now I'm doing a PhD and it's important to maintain at least some reputation as A Serious Composer, and in my corner of the musical world that means not too much hymnody. I could rant about why this is wrong, but it won't change the situation.

Now, composers have almost always had the sort of "portfolio career" where they are doing all kinds of other stuff too, and I don't expect to be very different; my work is rather niche, and I'm not going to have the kind of success of someone with two orders of magnitude more twitter followers, for example. But what I'm trying to figure out is whether people are making a judgement about what I deserve to receive rather than what they're willing/able to contribute, and whether being less open about my income would help with that. Another option is talking a lot more about how much work composing actually is, but that runs the danger of getting whiny.

More data would hep me decide what to do! Do you reveal your crowdfunded income? Why or why not? Do you think people who could aren't pledging because my work is a bit too niche, or because I appear to be doing well enough already? I'll probably wait until 2018 to actually decide what to do about this, because I want to see if the planned change in tweeting habits makes a difference; but I'm interested in your experiences and ideas.
thesilentpoet: (64squared - knight)
[personal profile] thesilentpoet
Happy Wednesday, all!

In trying to get more people interested in my novel and Patreon, I am hosting Q&A on Patreon. There's some summaries on the novel also public. Ask me about the characters, themes, etc.

http://www.patreon.com/posts/q-10011070

(PS - the welcome-offer still stands. If you pledge at least $1 a month, and let me know you came via Dreamwidth, there is a special welcome surprise for you!)
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
What are your planned crowdfunding projects for May? What did you accomplish during April?

The May Creative Jam will run Saturday 20-Sunday 21 with a theme of "baker's dozen."
thesilentpoet: (Default)
[personal profile] thesilentpoet
Hello all!

Once upon a time, I was active in this community, and much more so on Dreamwidth. Then I took what ultimately became a years-long sabbatical, and these days, flitting on the edges.

One of my goals for 2017, is to write more, both professionally and personally. Long story short, back in November, the husband and I moved to Pittsburgh, and had to dip into our savings to pay for moving expenses. Money has since been weird.

To that end, I have started a Patreon as a way to supplement our income with my writing. Primarily, I am posting on my Urban Fantasy novel, and occasionally, poetry.

Http://Patreon.com/srmaclin

Pledges start at as little as $1/month. There's some nifty perks and stretch goals in place.

Plus! Let me know you linked from Dreamwidth, and there will be a welcome perk thrown in!

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