What is the difference between a Locked chapter and an Early-access chapter?
Locked chapters are unlocked at any tier of Patreon or Full-Frontal Access. They are the extra chapters released every week. Public only get one chapter a week. Any additional chapters beyond that are locked. They are available at the rate that the goals are supported on Patreon. So, if Patreon is at a point where I agree to write three chapters a week, 2 additional chapters a week will be locked chapters.
Early Access Chapters are chapters released even earlier. They are available to anyone who donates $5 or more to Patreon or Full-Frontal Access. They are extra chapters released just in case I cannot release a chapter within the time period I claim to. I try to keep a buffer of 2 Early Release chapters, but this is not mandatory or required of me.
Early Access Chapters are exactly that, the earliest chapters available.
Why do rushed chapters become Early-access chapters?
Because you wouldn’t be able to understand them anyway unless you were already at the level of an Early Access. If someone had $20 to pay for a rushed chapter and wanted to read the next chapter, they’d pay $5 to get full access. Then, if you wanted to read beyond that, that’s where you can rush me. There is a second reason I do this as well. Basically, every time I rush a chapter, I shoot myself in the foot, because my story will finish faster, and then I lose the chance for future income. So, at the least, the novel’s release remains the same for the majority of Patreons.
Why are some bonus chapters $1, and some $5?
Honestly, the only reason I started writing bonus chapters was to sell my PDFs. Some bonus chapters come from other sources. For example, people will commission chapters, which I treat mostly the same way as rushed chapters. In a few cases, it seems like a chapter should be $1. It depends on how and why the chapter was released. For example, WoW V2 Bonus chapters were directly supported by Patreon user donations. I originally was going to skip them. So, since all of Patreon supported them, it didn’t seem fair to set them at a $5 wall. Typically, if the chapter was written to be in a PDF, it should be at the $5 tier. I’m not even sure I want to do that in many cases, because even at $5… releasing bonus chapters before the pdf releases devalue the point of the pdfs.
Have you dropped “This” Web Novel?
The only books I’m working on in any official capacity is those under my current release schedule. These are the only ones you should expect. This does not mean I won’t work on other chapters for other stories. In fact, if you want to pay me to write a chapter, you’re welcome to. All someone would need is $20, and I could put out a Requiem to the Stars Chapter, or a Tales of the Enchantress. I haven’t abandoned these stories, I just don’t have time for them right now for one reason or another. For Requiem, it’s because it’s not popular enough, for TOAE, it’s actually because I need to reevaluate and reread the series.
Why did a chapter come out a day late?
There are people all over the world looking at my website. It likely isn’t even the same day where I live as it is for you. However, I do ask for a significant window of time to be allowed to put out a chapter. I have a life, and it gets in the way. I still have school responsibilities and a family with children. I may say I release on Tuesdays, but I will very rarely release before 12 pm. Most of the time, I don’t release until after 8 pm. Then, there are nights where I don’t even get around to it. Thus, I would ask that people don’t start nagging me for chapters until 24 hours after the “due date” of 11:59pm the date I say I’d release. So, if I have a Tuesday release, don’t expect it until Tuesday night, and don’t send me your angry messages until Thursday. However, if I did release the chapter, and for some reason you can’t access it, then please let me know.
I found an error. Where do you want it?
It’s a bit callous to say this, but I don’t. Actually, that’s not 100% true. If the error I made was with chapters loading, or something plotwise: I wrote the wrong girl’s name, described her incorrectly, or contradicted something I said earlier, please let me know immediately. If I wrote excess instead of access… I don’t really care. There is a discord channel you can list every error you find to your heart’s delight. I will never look at it. My PDF is the manuscript which will get additional editing attention and I bribe teenagers to edit them. Errors in my PDFs I’d actually love to hear about. I do genuinely want it to be as grammatically perfect as I can manage in those.
Do you prefer Patreon or Full-Frontal Access?
They both have advantages and disadvantages. Overall, I prefer to be supported by Patreon. I use the money from full access mostly as a backup fund and as the source to pay for illustrations and side projects. If you are donating $1, I keep more of the money as a Patreon donation. If you are donating $10 or more, I keep more of the money as a Full-Frontal Access. If you’re donating $25 or more to me, I’d honestly recommend you donate $5 to Patreon to unlock access, and then the rest to Full-Frontal, that way you should never have issues accessing content.
Patreon is giving me problems and I can’t access your content!
Full-Frontal Access is giving me problems and I can’t access your content!
Have you considered Patreon? Yeah… Full Frontal was a secondary backup. It’s never going to be as intuitive or easy to follow as Patreon. I set it up best I could, I’m willing to work with you, but I can’t help you much more than you can help yourself here.
I signed up to Full-Frontal Access but can’t access content!
At least I have an answer for this one. You get an email to register. You may have paid, but you need to fill out your registration. I believe the registration forces you to use the same information as wordpress. I made it do that on purpose, because I didn’t want to create even more confusion for people. My site is a wordpress website, you probably should have a wordpress account when accessing it. I believe this ties in with my woocommerce too. That’s why I tried to keep it all same-y. Yes, it’s stupid. No, I have no clue how to make it better. You just need Disqus, WordPress, FullFrontal, Woocommerce, Twitter, Gravatar, Discord, Google, and Patreon accounts to access my website fully. Just those. XD
When will you bring back TOAE, Requiem to the Stars, Rise of the Midnight King, etc…?
First… if someone wants a chapter written monthly, all you need to do is be a donator of $50 or more and request a chapter from one of those series every month. Boom, it’s back! That said, I have EVERY plan to return to TOAE as soon as I feel I can do it justice. I’d like to finish Pushing Up Gravestones releases, and after finishing Volume 1 of EPASH, my plan is to tackle TOAE and bring it back. I’ve made this promise before and failed. I do apologize. However, TOAS was the story that started this all. I clearly know how I want this story to finish and end, and I plan to take it the rest of the way. Just bear with me. As for the other two… if there is a big rise in interest, they might be resurrected. Maybe.
Why were you mean/ignored me in a comment?
I get a lot of messages every day, some of them you see, some of them you don’t see. You might be only making your first and only comment to me, but that might be the tenth time that day I heard someone say, “Why aren’t public chapters releasing yet, Jeese. Stop being such a money grubber.” I have fans who think for what they pay I deliver way more content that is reasonable, and I have fans who insist that they know a guy who makes less but does more and therefore I owe them more. Sometimes, I get frustrated. I think most people who followed me from my origins at MSB know I enjoy complaining and arguing with fans. Take most of my comments with a grain of salt. My entire website and almost everything in it was written by a single guy, me.
I saw your name is Terrance Phillipe! You got doxed!
Terrance Phillipe is the penname I use for my accounts. Whatsawhizzer is the user name or whatever you want to call it. Neither is my real name.
I want to mail you my girlfriend’s used panties.
Okay… I plan to get my own PO Box this month, offering yet another way for people to contact me. This also should allow me to set up a non-paypal means of accepting money. All used panties must include an autographed image of her in them. This is just common sense here people.
I can’t do Paypal or Patreon, but I still want to access your stuff. How?
I have numerous jobs that I’m always looking for help with. If you help, I give you access. I also can accept other forms of payment thanks to Full-Frontal. You could pay me in an Amazon giftcard, or a game on steam if you wanted. In fact, feel free to send me a steam game on my wishlist anytime!
Have more questions?
Contact me through my contact page or comment below.