J. Elias Epp

is creating a Universe for Inspiration

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Who am I?
I’m Jonathan Epp, an aspiring author with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a lot of ideas and not enough time in the world to write about them all. During a career project in middle school was the first time I thought that I might like to be a novelist some day. Even before middle school, I greatly enjoyed reading and making up stories with my brother Sam. Since that time, we have created a grand universe that still captures our imaginations today.
Thus, I obtained a Bachelor's in English so I could one day share that universe with others. 
Right now, I work in corporate America and am refining my first book. I have another book waiting in the wings and plenty of other ideas I can write from.

Why Patreon?
Let's be straight-forward here. I'd like to be a novelist full-time and a consistent income will help a lot towards that end. There is also creative freedom to consider. Patreon will let me direct my writing career how I want to unlike traditional publishing.
Also, I like writing fantasy and scifi but I especially love sharing it with others. Even more so, I love it when I'm able to inspire others to be creative. My hope is Patreon will be a place where I can more intentionally engage my readers and fans. Cuz, I don't know about you, but I'm not up for managing tons of media sites at the same time. It kinda overloads my brain.

What am I doing?
I'm creating a universe for inspiration through stories. Put more simply, I already have the bones of a universe created. Writing stories about it fleshes it out as well as fills it with characters. It also creates a more engaging medium to convey my ideas through showing rather than telling.
The intention is to inspire others to be creative. Eventually, I'd even like to facilitate that inspiration and support it. I've seen so many talented artists who can create amazing derivative works but have difficulty when it comes to making their own originals.
If only for my own universe, I hope to one day create a market where fanfiction, fanart and other media can be sold.

What do you get?
So, I get closer to my dream of becoming a full-time novelist, what do you get? This could be an early-access chapter to writing exercises every month, plus a bonus one if you pledge high enough. This universe is a work-in-progress. One of the best ways to explore it and flush it out is to simply write about it. Just like I’ve been posting in 2017 all year, I’ll be doing writing exercises that you get to read where I explore ideas, characters, and places. These are fun for me, low-stress and you’ll get to see the ideas I’ll be putting into my books very early on.
You get a universe to create in.
When I officially announce an anthology or book is coming out, certain tiers will receive the eBook copy of it for free.
I’ll answer your questions to the best of my ability.
All social media posts in one place.
Any other reward I see fit to surprise my Patrons with on occasion.

Comments, suggestions, ideas, reviews, creations, likes, follows, etc., all contribute and I’m overjoyed to see them!

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