Welcome to my brain feed!

Hey there!

William Pauley III here, just a middle-aged dude traveling the world in an old beater van, seeing sights and writing fiction.

So far, I’ve written 3 novels, 13 novellas, 105 short stories, countless poems, 2 TV pilots, 1 film script, 6 short story collections, and show no signs of slowing down any time soon! Check out my work by clicking here.

I write about weird characters in even weirder worlds, but they’re not so far out that they’re unrelatable. As my friend Gabino Igelsias (author of The Devil Takes You Home) once said, "The beauty of Pauley’s work is that he makes the reader (relatively) comfortable with these fun, weird elements and then injects the narrative with short bursts of deep thinking and questions that cut to the marrow of human nature."

This Substack is a direct feed of all the things crawling around inside my brain. Come on and get weird. Subscribe today!

Why subscribe?

It’s free! All subscribers to get full access to the weekly newsletter. Never miss an update!

Oh, and it’s a little different from other newsletters in that it unfolds over the course of an entire week. If you’re only interested in becoming a free subscriber (nothing wrong with that at all! Glad to have you!), then only the first section of the newsletter will be available to you. I’ll be posting that section every Saturday.

So, what are you waiting on? Subscribe! You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox!

Why become a paid subscriber?

I used to publish my work traditionally through many (great) indie publishers, but the publishing game has changed so much over the last 15 years that it doesn’t make much financial sense to go that route anymore. This is, it seems, the future of creative writing. By becoming a paid subscriber, you’ll be directly contributing to all of my creative endeavors, and I am beyond grateful for your support!

For those of you interested in becoming a premium subscriber (for a low monthly fee), you’ll get not only the freebie section of the newsletter, but every Tuesday you’ll also get to read all-new (yet-to-be published) stories!

Also, every month, paid subscribers will have access to Doom Fiction audiobooks!

Every now and then I’ll post additional content, such as exclusive videos, scans from my personal notebooks, doodles, and more!

Also, if I release a book during the time you’re a subscriber, you’ll have access to a digital PDF copy of that book, just as a way of showing my gratitude for supporting Doom Fiction.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t say it enough.

Why become a VIP subscriber?

You would have to be absolutely insane to purchase this.

Let me tell you why…

Being a writer, I write often (duh). I’ve been cracking at it most of my life, and professionally for nearly two decades now. I have a system that works for me. This subscription tier will give you ultimate access to my creative process.

I will share with you not only my daily progress, but also an exclusive look at everything I wrote that day (warts and all!), oh, and any notes from my notebook that may have assisted me during that particular session. 

Total transparency. 

This is the absolute closest you can get to sitting on my lap as I write every day. I totally understand that not everyone is interested in that particular (peculiar) perspective, and that’s more than fine! I’m honestly a little nervous to share these things, but…why the hell not? It could help me be more productive. It could help you, too. Probably. Maybe. I don’t know. Probably not.

Anyway, I try to write something every weekday. I typically take weekends off, but sometimes I have to scratch that writing itch on a lazy Sunday. Whether I have five writing sessions a week or only two, I promise to show you every bloody bit, no matter how excruciating and embarrassing it may be for me.

Should be a good time!


On second thought, please don’t become a VIP subscriber.

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William Pauley III

Writer. Lexington, KY. You don't know me, and you don't know anyone who does.