Matt Gemmell


This site is supported by readers like you.

My goal is to produce interesting content, presented in a way that respects the reader. I’ve been writing here for more than twelve years, and I have over a million readers annually. All of the articles on this site are made available in full, at no charge.

If you’d like to help support my continued work here, you can do so by becoming a member of this site.

You can read about the benefits below, or jump straight to the sign-up form.


It’s only fair that you get something in return for your support (besides the articles themselves). As a member, you get several benefits:

  • An exclusive members-only newsletter, every week. I’m very excited about this. You can read more about it further down the page. Each issue contains an exclusive essay, and some behind-the-scenes info about my current projects (often with sneak peeks). You also get access to all back issues.

  • Access to an RSS feed for this site without any sponsorship messages or ads.

  • Access to a members-only chatroom, where we can talk about pretty much anything you want. I’m on there every day.

  • The warm feeling of knowing you’re supporting my writing here on the site, ensuring I can keep creating interesting content for you to enjoy.

  • My gratitude! 💜

Members who choose the Plus plan (see below for more about that) also get these extras:

  • Plus: A copy of Raw Materials, my collection of personal essays (around 90 pages). It’s rated ★★★★★ on Amazon.

    You’ll get a copy for Kindle (mobi), iBooks (epub), and also a PDF.

  • Plus: A copy of Writing a Novel: Resolving Plot Issues, my short book on finding and fixing the problems in your novel’s first draft (around 50 pages).

    You’ll get a copy for Kindle (mobi), iBooks (epub), and also a PDF.

I’ll be adding more benefits in future, too - I have some interesting ideas up my sleeve. I’ll be discussing those with members via the newsletter in due course.

The Newsletter

As a member, you can choose to receive my exclusive members-only newsletter every Monday. Each issue has an exclusive essay, and some insight into what I’ve been working on recently.

The newsletter is your window into my work, thoughts, and life. Its contents will vary, but you can expect things like:

  • An exclusive essay each week.
  • Sneak peeks at new projects.
  • Previews of upcoming books, including my novels.
  • Discussion of writing, productivity, stationery, and technology.
  • Inspiration: experiences and thoughts that have fuelled my creativity.

From time to time, you can expect special features, such as short works of original fiction, including some of my never-published past work.

I’m very excited to be able to communicate with readers of this site in a new way, and in a form that allows me engage on a more personal level.

I really hope you’ll join me for this new adventure.

Membership Plans

There are three plans available:

  • Regular: This is the normal plan, which should suit most people. If you don’t know which one to pick, this is for you.

  • Plus: This is a premium plan for those who want to support my work at a higher level. There are some extra rewards (see above) to go along with the higher price, as a token of my thanks.

  • Your Price: This plan lets you choose your own monthly price. I decided to offer this for people who either want to be super-supporters beyond the level of the Plus plan, or for those who can’t quite stretch to the Regular plan but still want to support my work.

If you choose the Your Price plan and select a monthly amount that’s equal to (or greater than) the Plus plan, you’ll naturally get all of the Plus benefits too.

Become a Member

You can become a member by choosing a plan from the form below. You’ll then be taken to FastSpring, my ecommerce provider, to complete the payment process.

Note that the minimum amount for the Your Price plan is $1 per month, as imposed by FastSpring. All prices are in US Dollars, but you can choose to be billed in your own currency once you proceed to the online store.

Please note that appropriate tax for your country will be added during the checkout process, if applicable.

Thanks so much for your support. I’m looking forward to sending you the next newsletter!



If you have any questions about membership, or if you encounter any problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, using the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any newsletter you’ve already received. Or, contact me and I’ll gladly unsubscribe you.

You can cancel your membership at any time too, using the link in the email you received when you joined. You can also ask me to cancel your membership at any time, no questions asked.

Closing thoughts

If membership isn’t for you, you can still subscribe to this blog via RSS, or you can get a weekly email with new articles I’ve published.

Thanks so much for your support, and thank you for reading.