James Edgar Skye

is creating Novels, Screenplays, Poems, Short Stories, and Novellas.

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About James Edgar Skye


My name is James Edgar Skye, and I go by J.E. Skye or The Bipolar Writer. As you might have guessed, I am Bipolar (or I have Bipolar 1 disorder), and I also suffer from social anxiety and panic disorder. I am proud of who I am when it comes to my mental illnesses because it is a part of who I am inside and out. I am a mental health advocate. I run and write blog posts for The Bipolar Writer blog (link below), which is a collaborative blog. It has become a safe place for others, such as myself, to share our experiences with mental health so that together we can end the stigma surrounding mental illness. 


I am a graduate student working on my MFA in Creative Writing and English. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University where I graduated summa cum laude. 

As you might expect, writing is a significant part of my life. I have written non-fiction, fiction, short stories, poetry, novellas, and screenplays. Right now I have several projects in the "work-in-progress" stage, and one piece is in editing with my new publisher Eliezer Tristan Publishing--where my memoir entitled The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir will be published. I just finished the first draft of my foray into fantasy fiction entitled, The Rise of the Nephilim. 

In my life, my writing is life. It is a therapeutic experience, and I would not want to do anything else in this world. I do have hobbies outside of writing. You can't be a writer without a love for reading, and I love to read and listen to audiobooks while I write. I am also an avid sports fan, and my favorite teams are as follows: Lakers, Dodgers, Broncos, and Alabama football. I am also planning on getting into photography, hiking, and traveling in the future.

My hope for this Patreon account is to find a way to get enough Patrons to focus on my writing full-time. I want to begin to build my brand, The Bipolar Writer, through my memoir and merchandising. I have found a publisher for my memoir, and we are currently in the editing process and hope to publish the memoir this summer. But, there is also expanding my mental health advocacy with my brand, which is a significant part of my daily life. 



www.thebipolarwriter.blog

Works in Progress

Mental Health - A Look at Humans With A Mental Illness

Editing

The Rise of the Nephilim (Fantasy Fiction/Supernatural/Dark Romanticism)

Angel of the Ward (Novella)

In the Publishing Process 

The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir (non-fiction)

Completed Projects

Memory of Shane (Fictional Screenplay in Romance/Drama)
Tiers
The Bipolar Writer
$2 or more per month

In this $2 tier, you help the continued success of The Bipolar Writer and the brand. You're also supporting a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with mental illness daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007, and it has affected my ability to hold down a job. Writing is an escaping feeling while also being therapeutic, and I will be a published author this summer.


You get a "First Look" at weekly blog posts for the Bipolar Writer blog before it goes live! This tier will help keep my blog writing and help me end the stigma surrounding mental illness. If I get enough at this tier, it will allow me to hire an "editor and manager of my blog."

Includes Discord rewards
"The Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Basic Tier
$5 or more per month

In this $5 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One disorder daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


You get everything in the "Support for The Bipolar Writer" tier. Plus a special mention in my monthly newsletter and access to the newsletter to start every new month!

Includes Discord rewards
"The Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Mid Tier
$10 or more per month

In this $10 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


In this mid-level tier, you get everything from the first two tiers plus an exclusive look at a chapter from "The Bipolar Writer: A  Memoir before publication. The memoir will be coming out sometime this summer, and as a special "offer" I will be giving two free chapters from my memoir for those who join this $10 tier.

Includes Discord rewards
"Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" 2nd Mid Tier
$15 or more per month

In this $15 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student, and writer, who is living with Bipolar 1 daily still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


The $15 tier, is a special tier that also comes with a personal invitation to my exclusive Patreon community (which is coming soon!) Also, it will come with other great benefits, coming soon!!

Includes Discord rewards
"The Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Top Tier
$20 or more per month

In this $20 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


 In this top tier, you get everything from the previous three tiers plus an exclusive look at my upcoming fantasy fiction novel to include character sketches or a look at the first chapter of the novel "The Rise of the Nephilim" or a peek at "Angel on the Ward."

Includes Discord rewards
"Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Exclusive Tier
$40 or more per month

This is a limited Edition Tier for my Bipolar Writer Maniacs! In this elite tier, you get all the benefits of the previous tiers plus a signed copy of my memoir The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir. (This will be released in Early Summer  2019).

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
6% complete
When I reach $500 per month, I will expand "The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Blog" with new and essential mental health content. I will also release two "exclusive" chapters from my novella "Angel on the Ward" to all tiers. Also, this goal will help me hire a part-time editor for my blog and to have it professionally looked at to improve all areas of the blog.
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About James Edgar Skye


My name is James Edgar Skye, and I go by J.E. Skye or The Bipolar Writer. As you might have guessed, I am Bipolar (or I have Bipolar 1 disorder), and I also suffer from social anxiety and panic disorder. I am proud of who I am when it comes to my mental illnesses because it is a part of who I am inside and out. I am a mental health advocate. I run and write blog posts for The Bipolar Writer blog (link below), which is a collaborative blog. It has become a safe place for others, such as myself, to share our experiences with mental health so that together we can end the stigma surrounding mental illness. 


I am a graduate student working on my MFA in Creative Writing and English. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University where I graduated summa cum laude. 

As you might expect, writing is a significant part of my life. I have written non-fiction, fiction, short stories, poetry, novellas, and screenplays. Right now I have several projects in the "work-in-progress" stage, and one piece is in editing with my new publisher Eliezer Tristan Publishing--where my memoir entitled The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir will be published. I just finished the first draft of my foray into fantasy fiction entitled, The Rise of the Nephilim. 

In my life, my writing is life. It is a therapeutic experience, and I would not want to do anything else in this world. I do have hobbies outside of writing. You can't be a writer without a love for reading, and I love to read and listen to audiobooks while I write. I am also an avid sports fan, and my favorite teams are as follows: Lakers, Dodgers, Broncos, and Alabama football. I am also planning on getting into photography, hiking, and traveling in the future.

My hope for this Patreon account is to find a way to get enough Patrons to focus on my writing full-time. I want to begin to build my brand, The Bipolar Writer, through my memoir and merchandising. I have found a publisher for my memoir, and we are currently in the editing process and hope to publish the memoir this summer. But, there is also expanding my mental health advocacy with my brand, which is a significant part of my daily life. 



www.thebipolarwriter.blog

Works in Progress

Mental Health - A Look at Humans With A Mental Illness

Editing

The Rise of the Nephilim (Fantasy Fiction/Supernatural/Dark Romanticism)

Angel of the Ward (Novella)

In the Publishing Process 

The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir (non-fiction)

Completed Projects

Memory of Shane (Fictional Screenplay in Romance/Drama)

Recent posts by James Edgar Skye

Tiers
The Bipolar Writer
$2 or more per month

In this $2 tier, you help the continued success of The Bipolar Writer and the brand. You're also supporting a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with mental illness daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007, and it has affected my ability to hold down a job. Writing is an escaping feeling while also being therapeutic, and I will be a published author this summer.


You get a "First Look" at weekly blog posts for the Bipolar Writer blog before it goes live! This tier will help keep my blog writing and help me end the stigma surrounding mental illness. If I get enough at this tier, it will allow me to hire an "editor and manager of my blog."

Includes Discord rewards
"The Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Basic Tier
$5 or more per month

In this $5 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One disorder daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


You get everything in the "Support for The Bipolar Writer" tier. Plus a special mention in my monthly newsletter and access to the newsletter to start every new month!

Includes Discord rewards
"The Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Mid Tier
$10 or more per month

In this $10 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


In this mid-level tier, you get everything from the first two tiers plus an exclusive look at a chapter from "The Bipolar Writer: A  Memoir before publication. The memoir will be coming out sometime this summer, and as a special "offer" I will be giving two free chapters from my memoir for those who join this $10 tier.

Includes Discord rewards
"Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" 2nd Mid Tier
$15 or more per month

In this $15 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student, and writer, who is living with Bipolar 1 daily still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


The $15 tier, is a special tier that also comes with a personal invitation to my exclusive Patreon community (which is coming soon!) Also, it will come with other great benefits, coming soon!!

Includes Discord rewards
"The Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Top Tier
$20 or more per month

In this $20 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One daily and still finds a way to live. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


 In this top tier, you get everything from the previous three tiers plus an exclusive look at my upcoming fantasy fiction novel to include character sketches or a look at the first chapter of the novel "The Rise of the Nephilim" or a peek at "Angel on the Ward."

Includes Discord rewards
"Bipolar Writer-Maniacs" Exclusive Tier
$40 or more per month

This is a limited Edition Tier for my Bipolar Writer Maniacs! In this elite tier, you get all the benefits of the previous tiers plus a signed copy of my memoir The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir. (This will be released in Early Summer  2019).

Includes Discord rewards