Making Money Mondays – Cultivating True Fans Through Patreon

I’ve been talking about this concept of True Fans for a while now, and if you’re tired of reading about it, just hang out for a bit, there’ll be new content tomorrow at the latest. Because this is important stuff, especially for someone who wants to make a living as a writer. I often say that I’m nowhere near the best writer out of any group of my friends, but I’m pretty successful. I measure that success in whether or not the bills get paid, because this is how I feed my family. I no longer have a day job, and at this point I’ve worked for myself for too long and I’m pretty much unfit for any other work environment, so I’d better make this work. So I’m not going to try to teach you how to write. There are lots of people on this site who are better […]

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Making Money Mondays – Fans v. True Fans

Good Morning, world! I have a little bit of news from Casa de Hartness, and that is that Man in Black, The Black Knight Chronicles #6, is finished! We pushed through the last round of copy edits last week, and it looks like the book will be out mid-August, which means I’ll have a few copies on hand at Dragon*Con, and hopefully Soda City Comic Con the weekend before. I’m really proud of this book; I think it ties up a lot of the initial story arc of the Black Knight boys well, and gives us someplace to go for the final three books of the series. I’ll have a cover reveal and ordering information next time I’m here.

Now on to our main topic – fans. Now I’m not ever going to bash fans, because I love my fans. Hell, I love everybody’s fans, because I’m a fan myself. […]

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