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My Crowdfunding Activities in 2017 - The Wordsmith's Forge
The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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My Crowdfunding Activities in 2017
It is much easier to keep an accurate tally if I do it during the year rather than trying to backtrack after the fact. See my crowdfunding activities from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

I serve as a maintainer of the Crowdfunding communities on LiveJournal and on Dreamwidth.


Events

The Allbingo community on Dreamwidth is always open for people to play creative bingo, and it is crowdfunding-friendly. Some people use bingo cards to inspire their crowdfunded projects, or in prompt calls, etc.

Crowdfunding Creative Jam on crowdfunding or on the Dreamwidth community Crowdfunding
A two-day event where anyone can leave prompts on the current theme, or create anything based on prompts. Some material is usually shared free and some is available for sponsorship.

Sketch Fest hosted by ellenmillion
Leave prompts for artists to sketch (in any medium) with a one-hour limit on each sketch during Sketch Fest proper. Sketches may be finished later. They are often offered for sale. Sponsors of Sketch Fest get to leave up to 15 prompts instead of the 5 that everyone else gets.

Torn World Muse Fusion on torn_world
Leave prompts and create stuff related to the science fantasy setting Torn World. Some writing and art usually gets posted free to the main Torn World site, while most requires sponsorship -- unsponsored material is often posted for subscribers only.


Projects I Sponsored

Harp Twins
They play rock music on electric and concert harps. Their music and instruments are audience supported.

"Monthly Monday Muse Bait" by siliconshaman
On the first Monday of the month, the author posts a call for prompts on a theme, then writes ficlets based on those idea. Ficlets may be extended via donations.

Technically not crowdfunding, but very similar in concept: my_partner_doug and I pooled funds to buy a future voucher from Card-Shark to help the company rebuild after their warehouse fire.

"QRM" by [personal profile] chanter_greenie
This story belongs to the Schrodinger's Heroes project.

"Real Friends Help You Hide the Bodies" by [personal profile] bairnsidhe in Super-Queers
An intersex supervillain gets by with help from friends.

Potlatch Game
This is a card game produced through Kickstarter which models the gift economy of Salish culture.  We chose the donation level that gets us a deck and sends a second one to a native youth center or school.


Other Projects I Supported as a Fan

Alex Conall Creating Poetry
This Patreon project features speculative and other poems.

Wordless Lullabyes for the Sleepless
This is a set of commissioned songs to soothe insomnia.


My Own Projects

I have a permanent "Feed the Bard" donation button on my LiveJournal profile page. You can use that to support any of my projects, just make sure you tell me what the donation is for.

The Blueshift Troupers (sporadic)
This is science fiction about a team of shapeshifters who travel the galaxy solving problems. So far it has a bit of background material and a couple of poems. I'd like to find time to script the pilot episode.

The Poetry Fishbowl (monthly)
Live poetry activity where people give me prompts on a theme and I write poems based on whatever I get. Minimum of one free poem posted, and others available for sponsorship. Lots of different perks. Fishbowl Open posts have a donation button. The regular session is on the first Tuesday of each month. Sometimes there is a bonus session or a sale mid-month.

Schrodinger's Heroes (sporadic)
This project features an apocryphal television show supported by an imaginary fandom. It's science fiction about quantum physics and saving the world. The cast of characters is sexually and ethnically diverse. Content includes fiction, poetry, LOL_HEROES (LOLCATS images of characters who are cats, or have gotten changed into cats), and other goodies. I write for this project during the Poetry Fishbowl, Crowdfunding Creative Jam, bingo fests, and sundry other occasions.

The Silk Road Allies (sporadic)
Imagine if China and Italy became friends; that's the theme of this alternative history shared world. I write for it along with thesilentpoet and marina_bonomi. It features primarily poetry but there is also a bit of art, and other goodies may emerge over time.

Nineforthenebulasheart is based on several of my Creative Jam prompts bundled by Dreamwidth user Alexconall into a feminist mythpunk science fantasy project. It's a collaborative fandom with multiple participants creating poetry, fiction, and other goodies, licensed via Creative Commons.

The Ursulan Cycle is a genderbent rendition of the Arthurian Cycle. It's an open source fandom with multiple contributors making poetry, fiction, and other stuff.

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