Aerogramme Writers’ Studio has always aimed to provide helpful and interesting news and resources to writers at all stages of their careers. What started out as a small blog with a readership of a few friends (and some accidental visitors looking for collectible vintage stationery) has grown into something much larger. We’ve trended on Reddit, been retweeted by Neil Gaiman and linked to by the New York Times, to name but a few highlights.
As the site has grown, so have the costs. Up until now most of these have been offset by (ever dwindling) advertising revenue and some affiliate links. Unfortunately, this revenue model is not covering our growing expenses and we’ve had to look for something new.
To help secure the future of this site, and its continued growth, we’ve decided to launch a Patreon page. If you haven’t come across Patreon before, it’s a site designed to give creators a way to connect directly with their audiences and get paid for things they are already doing.
Many Patreon pages offer their financial supporters exclusive content and articles. For now (and hopefully indefinitely) we won’t be offering exclusive articles via Patreon. We love sharing information that is free and open to all, and this something we would hate to change. Instead, we primarily hope people will support us because they enjoy and appreciate what we do. But, as an added incentive, we will be offering our Patreon supporters some prizes and rewards.
To get this started, our friends from Writing Maps are offering all of our patrons a 50% discount on all individual writing maps. Writing Maps are designed to be portable and practical creative writing guides. These illustrated maps are filled with writing prompts that will inspire you to transform people, places, objects and memories into stories. This offer is only available until the end of September.
For a limited time, we are also offering all of our $3+ level patrons a free pass to enrol in Daniel José Older’s online Skillshare class Storytelling Fundamentals: Character, Conflict, Context, Craft. This class explores the fundamental elements of storytelling, providing participants with tools to use and questions to ask while developing their own stories. The class is for intended for both aspiring and established writers, and anyone else who wants a deeper understanding of what makes a captivating story.
If you are in a position to do so, we would be extremely grateful for your support via Patreon, And if you are not in such a position, that is absolutely OK too. All of our content will still be available to you, and you can support us in other ways such as telling your friends about our site and sharing our articles on social media.
To everyone who has supported us over the past four and a half years, thank you. We look forward to many more years of helping and inspiring writers around the globe.