Hey! Hello! I'm Bear, writing as A.r. Rutter. I'm a writer, but I'm also disabled (aka super mentally ill; lifelong major depression [plus seasonal affective disorder; that's called double depression!], likely cPTSD, and anxiety) so I can't work a traditional job. I especially can't work traditionally and write; I had to quit my last office job as a copywriter in 2016 and I've been supporting myself with freelance editing ever since.
So why Buy Me A Coffee?
Being able to make a steady income without taxing my mental health trying to find jobs, worrying about how to help pay the bills, and make sure my living situation and health are stable is incredibly important to me. When I have to make my income through freelancing, I take valuable spoons away from being able to write and edit my own work, which means I can't focus on building my career and likely have to take a hit to my mental health/stability.
But if I can make steady money sharing my writing, building an audience, and focusing on the career that I want, like with monthly payments & support from BMaC, I can keep my focus on what really matters and provide sicknasty LGBT content for you, my supporters!
What can you expect from my writing? Witches, werewolves, metahumans, monsters, ghostie goos! I also have #OwnVoices content with bisexuality, mental illness (depression/anxiety), being agender, and trauma. I mostly focus on adult dark fantasy/urban fantasy.