Fundraising for Writers

My latest article for Writing Bad

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Patreon, Kickstarter, GoFundMe; the trio of “Give me money!” is very popular right now. Do any of these actually benefit writers though? I’ll talk about all three, and the impact they can have on you as a writer, as well as personal experience and discussions with other writers.



GoFundMe is the number one crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events such as celebrations, graduations, and challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses. It’s been running for eight years and is obviously successful.

This form of crowdfunding is vastly more popular for families or individuals who have had serious medical emergencies or suffered great loss. However, from a writer’s standpoint, you won’t find much support from the GoFundMe crowd if you asked for money to help market or pay a cover designer.


  1. World’s largest charitable crowdfunding site
  2. GoFundMe eliminated their 5% platform fee
  3. Nonprofit crowdfunding also…

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