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What services, goods, or providers do you recommend that might be useful to other folks practicing cyberfunded creativity?
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Hi all! Chanter of the orange!verse series of the Schrodinger's Heroes project here, among other things. I've got a specific need that I'd love to have filled by a fellow crowdfunding-connected person. Before I get into that, mods, if this is entirely inappropriate for the comm, feel free to delete this post or tell me to delete it, whichever you'd rather.

Beta reading possibility back here. )

... Um? If anyone is interested in any of that lot, feel free to comment or send a message. *does not end that sentence with a question mark!*
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What services, goods, or providers do you recommend that might be useful to other folks practicing cyberfunded creativity?
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People practicing cyberfunded creativity often need services that would be provided by a conventional business model but here must be either done personally or contracted with someone else, such as editing (for writers) or framing (for artists). What services do you offer that other folks might need?

My answer: I'm available for freelance writing and editing. I also offer advice on crowdfunding.
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This community has a lot of talented members. If there's a service you need -- content submitted, fiction illustrated, writing edited, websites designed, etc. -- here's a chance to speak up. Maybe someone else in the community will have that skill. What do you need?
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What services, goods, or providers do you recommend that might be useful to other folks practicing cyberfunded creativity?
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People practicing cyberfunded creativity often need services that would be provided by a conventional business model but here must be either done personally or contracted with someone else, such as editing (for writers) or framing (for artists). What services do you offer that other folks might need?

My answer: I'm available for freelance writing and editing. I also offer advice on crowdfunding.
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Here's a post about how indie publishing can make a writer's brain kind of explode.

You know how I solve this? Most of the time, I let my fans steer. Once in a while, I get really determined to write a particular thing. But things the fans choose collectively have a higher chance of selling better. They're not picking stuff at random. My audience makes a mindful and effective gatekeeper.

I treasure this. You see, my brain has always been full of popcorn kittens. Having a few lackadaisical editors out in the blue yonder occasionally buying things didn't help a whole lot, so mostly I relied on my own taste. Or whim, because I'm better at starting things than finishing them. But I've gotten better results from a dedicated audience. Even with a whole bunch ofongoing series open at the same time, the total mass per storyline is way way higher, and some of those have developed a robust plotline. When people ask for more of characters they love, or particular events they want to see, or more of a favorite setting, that means the expansion is consistently driven by interest. It's great targeting information; it teaches me how to write better. It definitely shapes what I choose to extend or leave fallow.

You settle popcorn kittens by putting down a bowl of cat food. I'm cool with that.

So if you're having a hard time deciding what to work on next, you honestly have a bunch of promising projects you'd love to do, and you have an established audience -- try asking them. I've used polls myself. I've also seen webcomics actually do it with donations where every dollar equals a vote for your favorite character, and the one with the most votes wins.
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These tips generalize well to crowdfunding projects.
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[livejournal.com profile] mizkit, a professional author I like who has run a couple of successful crowdfunding campaigns, has another running right now. Her LJ post today about the author's side of things seemed like it might be of interest to the group. How hard do you push? How do you get the word out to those who might be interested without driving others away? Questions without clear answers.

(The current project, The Redeemer Chronicles, is for a novel described as a cross between Rosie the Riveter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's an ensemble cast urban fantasy centered on a WWII-era pinup girl. With some socio-economic subtext thrown in.)
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People practicing cyberfunded creativity often need services that would be provided by a conventional business model but here must be either done personally or contracted with someone else, such as editing (for writers) or framing (for artists). What services do you offer that other folks might need?

My answer: I'm available for freelance writing and editing.  I also offer advice on crowdfunding.
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This community has a lot of talented members. If there's a service you need -- content submitted, fiction illustrated, writing edited, websites designed, etc. -- here's a chance to speak up. Maybe someone else in the community will have that skill. What do you need?
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 [personal profile] purplecat has announced that new rounds are open for [community profile] ladiesbingo and [community profile] genprompt_bingo.  I have found both of these fests to work great for inspiring crowdfunded material -- I like to combine a bingo prompt with a fan prompt.  [community profile] ladiesbingo is all about relationships between women, which may be sexual/romantic, familial, professional, or whatever.  [community profile] genprompt_bingo focuses on topics outside the sex/romance range, for folks who want to write about something else, although it is acceptable to write sex/romance for that fest if you wish.
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What were your activities from June?  What are you planning for July?

The July Crowdfunding Creative Jam will be Saturday 19-Sunday 20 with a theme of "conflicts where no one is wrong."  Also, check out the new "Plot Challenges" public card that [personal profile] magistrate made over on [community profile] allbingo. It looks awesome for jamming inspiration.
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What cyberfunded creativity projects have you recently donated to or participated in as a fan? What have you viewed? What prompt calls have you sent inspiration? What made them special enough to attract your support?

What do you want that you haven't been seeing, or would like to see more of? Do you have ideas that you want to prompt, but aren't sure what creator would be a good match for them?
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
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What cyberfunded creativity projects have you recently donated to or participated in as a fan? What have you viewed? What prompt calls have you sent inspiration? What made them special enough to attract your support?

What do you want that you haven't been seeing, or would like to see more of? Do you have ideas that you want to prompt, but aren't sure what creator would be a good match for them?
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What services, goods, or providers do you recommend that might be useful to other folks practicing cyberfunded creativity?
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
What cyberfunded creativity projects have you recently donated to or participated in as a fan? What have you viewed? What prompt calls have you sent inspiration? What made them special enough to attract your support?

What do you want that you haven't been seeing, or would like to see more of? Do you have ideas that you want to prompt, but aren't sure what creator would be a good match for them?

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