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Jun
3rd
2017

Opening commissions! · 6:36pm June 3rd

As you guys might've heard I recently took a commission from GapJaxie, called: Twilight's Garden, and as soon as I post the last chapter in a couple of days, I'll be willing to take up to 5 spots in commissions.

Two spots remain open!



Here's the rundown:
-$20/1k words.
-Once spots are filled I won't take any more commissions until those are done.
-First order, first served
-Have a general idea of what you want, the clearer the better.
-I reserve the right to turn down offers.
-We'll talk about the commission, figure out an estimate of how many words it'll take to complete it and discuss payment if agreeable.
-Pay in advance via Paypal.
-Once we've agreed on word count & price, it's settled, however if I finish the whole thing and it's less words than agreed, I will refund you the difference. If I end up going over the agreed amount of words no additional charges will happen.
-Per Fimfic Rules, I'll post the commission under my account here, but you can publish it in your DA, FF.net etc, if their rules allow. Just give me credit for it.

If there are any questions, please feel free to either PM me or ask here, I'll do my best to answer your questions.

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Comments ( 14 )

Hey D. Wow, it would be great if I could afford a commission. I have this crazy random idea that I know I can't write myself, but I am so very poor right now. :ajsleepy: However, maybe next time you have a spot, who knows. For future reference, are you familiar and do you like the original Alien movies? Just curious.

Hope you get some good commissions, and that you are doing well. :twilightsmile:

Is there anything that you absolutely won't write? I expect smut or something like that is a given, but aside from that?

Wanderer D
Moderator

4557161 I'm open to discuss things, I'm unlikely to write sequels to other author's works, for example but off the top of my head, there's not much.

4557163
Awesome. Then the only question is, do I PM you with the idea I have, and discussions as to word count and price begin?

Wanderer D
Moderator

4557166 Yep, PM me and we can either do a back and forth with PMs or chat via skype or discord. In any of them, I'd like to hold them sort of as the contract, so we'll know exactly the amounts discussed, the plans, etc. ...and we can save a PDF of what we finally agree on.

Oh hey, I have a job now. I could commission you to finish all my shit.

But in seriousness, I may just have an idea or two. I'll get back to you. :derpytongue2:

Wanderer D
Moderator

4557275 Sounds good! Let me know!

I'm not sure that rate is such a great idea, but I wish you the best of luck. It seems you've already got a few takers, so I suppose you know what you're doing. :pinkiesmile:

Wanderer D
Moderator

4557410 Hmm. Well, art and fanfiction are completely different entities. You can't really compare art commission prices and fanfiction commission prices. I know that's unfair (boy is it unfair) but it's the reality of things.

If you can make it work, more power to you.

Wanderer D
Moderator

4557412 It will also remain unfair as long as we pretend that just because anyone can smash their face on a keyboard it counts as proper writing. Outside of the fandom I get paid for writing. If I'm opening commissions here, I'll get paid less, but I'm not going to pretend I'm worth petty change.

4557416 Yeah, you should never expect to get paid anywhere close to as much for writing fanfiction as you would expect to earn for professional writing. I mean, that's common sense. Most of us who do commission work in fanfiction are grateful anyone is willing to pay us to write horsewords at all. That's the reality of it.

I really don't want to have a fight about this, and I didn't mean to antagonize you. Again, best of luck to you. We're all in the same boat at the end of the day.

Lol if i saw this yesterday before i commissioned and artist i would have commissioned ya. Lol

4557416
It's a very reasonable professional rate. If I was to take paid commissions, I'd be charging that or even more. To put it into context, working nonfiction writers producing things like brochures and blogs and manuals might well be charging two cents a word on the LOW end. They'd get five to ten cents a word if they're known to be good and if they're producing pristine, technically flawless copy. The distinction is often whether the writer is known to be good.

Wanderer D is quite well known. It's a fair rate. :duck:

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