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An illustrated collection of essays and prose exploring the present tense. A field guide to the marks and traits and habits of now.
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    Gets you behind the scenes backer updates including videos, photos, and some sneak peaks at works-in-progress…and you’ll get the a sparkle of creative good karma heading your way!

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    Gets you all of the above, and a big THANK YOU and LINK on my my blog.

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    For $10 or more, you get all of the above, plus a PDF of a selected essay and an illustration from the book.

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    For $20 or more you’ll get the above, plus a PODCAST that will help you to launch into your own creative exploration of the daily moments that make up your life. Get ready to grin and be inspired.

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    $35 or more gets you two selected PDF essays + illustrations, a creativity PODCAST, and Field Guide To Now PDF WORKSHEET that will guide you through the process of uncovering creativity in your life at present—even if you are neither a creative type or an explorer ( but in the quiet still moments of your dreams you’ve felt the wild drums of wanderlust or a turbulent longing in your heart.)

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    $50 or more or gets you two selected PDF essays + illustrations, a creativity PODCAST, a Field Guide to Now PDF WORKSHEET...AND the option of choosing a word that describes a moment in your day—one you want to examine more fully—and I’ll illustrate it. Your word may end up in the book, or not—depending on the word and the inspiration that comes from it in the moment. Either way, you'll get a HIGH QUALITY PRINT inspired by your word!

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    $65 or more or gets you two selected PDF essays + illustrations, a creativity PODCAST, a PDF creativity WORKSHEET...AND the option of SENDING A POSTCARD to be used as a canvas for one of the illustrations in the book!
    I'll use your postcard (though you might not recognize it in its final form)--AND include credit to you in the book. You'll also get a HIGH QUALITY PRINT (even if you don't send a postcard!)

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    $75 or more gets you two selected PDF essays + illustrations, a creativity PODCAST, a Field Guide to Now PDF WORKSHEET...a HIGH QUALITY PRINT, acknowledgment in the actual physical book and a handwritten postcard from me.

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    For $100 or more you’ll get the creativity podcast, a Field Guide To Now PDF Worksheet, a high quality print and THE ACTUAL BOOK...and acknowledgment in it (when it’s published.*)

    *CAVEAT: I’m asking for this amount because I don’t know what form the finished book will take yet (it might be self published, or I might pitch it to editors.) Your funding at this level will make it financially possible to sustain work on this project after the 90 fund drive is over. I intend to complete the project AND have a publishing venue secured by February 2011.

    Hang on for a wild, glorious ride and know that I am hugely, beyond words grateful for your support.

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    For $ 200 or more, you'll get all of the previous reward, plus a set of 12 HIGH QUALITY PRINTS OF POSTCARDS used in the book.

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