Jena Schwartz is creating Life After Eden, a memoir in progress
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patrons
As a writing coach, I offer support, accountability, and fierce encouragement to countless writers.

Witnessing people find their way into what they most need and want to write, finding what works for them and what doesn't, and learning to deeply trust their own unique creative process is my joy. I love my work and am often filled with awe that I get to spend my days in the realms of writing and community building. 

December 2019 will be the five-year mark of leading writing groups and retreats. It's early spring in New England as I type these words; new buds appearing daily, that blush of red over the treetops before they burst into full bloom.

After nine really beautiful months of this Patreon being focused on offering prompts and encouragement to others, I realized that something was missing in my writing life: My own writing. 

Let me explain! I write almost every day. I practice in all of my groups right alongside those who choose to write with me. I share on Facebook and Instagram and my blog.  

I'm talking about something else, a different kind of project altogether.

I'm talking about a memoir.
It's time for me to claim a space -- a virtual room of my own -- that I will devote exclusively to writing my own story. To give myself the same kind of accountability, support, and container I offer to many others. Up until now, I haven't felt secure enough in my work or in what story I need to tell to name this.

Now, I am ready. Well, ready enough. 

To those of you who are already patrons and joined me here under the guise of Fierce Encouragement for Writing and Life: Thank you. Thank you for stepping into this community and staying as my vision has shifted and evolved. 

I don't know how long it will take or how it will go, but I do know that I would be honored to have your eyes on my work and your energetic and financial support as it unfolds.

TIERS

  • At the $3, $9, and $18 tiers, the benefits will be the same: Access to all of my new installments as I write them.
  • For those who choose to give $36/month, you will receive a 15-minute consult each month about your own writing life.
  • And for those supporting my Patreon at the $72/month tier, you'll get a 30-minute coaching session each month. 
  • You may also make a custom pledge, and you can increase, decrease, or cancel your pledge at any time. 

Thank you so much for your support of this project. I'm so grateful to have you at my side.
Tiers
Cheering Squad
$3 or more per month

 You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses!

Endless Encouragers
$9 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! Your presence here will help me keep going, especially when I feel like I can't. 

Devoted Reader
$18 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! I will also include your name in the acknowledgements section of my memoir. 

Don't Give Up, Mama
$36 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! I will also include your name in the acknowledgements section of my memoir.

Patrons at this tier also receive a monthly 15-minute consult with me about any aspect of your writing + life.  

Calling All Angels
$72 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! I will also include your name in the acknowledgements section of my memoir.

Patrons at this tier also receive a 30-minute private coaching session every month (phone or Zoom) .

Goals
92% complete
Reaching this first goal will allow me to spend one afternoon a week working on my memoir. 
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As a writing coach, I offer support, accountability, and fierce encouragement to countless writers.

Witnessing people find their way into what they most need and want to write, finding what works for them and what doesn't, and learning to deeply trust their own unique creative process is my joy. I love my work and am often filled with awe that I get to spend my days in the realms of writing and community building. 

December 2019 will be the five-year mark of leading writing groups and retreats. It's early spring in New England as I type these words; new buds appearing daily, that blush of red over the treetops before they burst into full bloom.

After nine really beautiful months of this Patreon being focused on offering prompts and encouragement to others, I realized that something was missing in my writing life: My own writing. 

Let me explain! I write almost every day. I practice in all of my groups right alongside those who choose to write with me. I share on Facebook and Instagram and my blog.  

I'm talking about something else, a different kind of project altogether.

I'm talking about a memoir.
It's time for me to claim a space -- a virtual room of my own -- that I will devote exclusively to writing my own story. To give myself the same kind of accountability, support, and container I offer to many others. Up until now, I haven't felt secure enough in my work or in what story I need to tell to name this.

Now, I am ready. Well, ready enough. 

To those of you who are already patrons and joined me here under the guise of Fierce Encouragement for Writing and Life: Thank you. Thank you for stepping into this community and staying as my vision has shifted and evolved. 

I don't know how long it will take or how it will go, but I do know that I would be honored to have your eyes on my work and your energetic and financial support as it unfolds.

TIERS

  • At the $3, $9, and $18 tiers, the benefits will be the same: Access to all of my new installments as I write them.
  • For those who choose to give $36/month, you will receive a 15-minute consult each month about your own writing life.
  • And for those supporting my Patreon at the $72/month tier, you'll get a 30-minute coaching session each month. 
  • You may also make a custom pledge, and you can increase, decrease, or cancel your pledge at any time. 

Thank you so much for your support of this project. I'm so grateful to have you at my side.

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Tiers
Cheering Squad
$3 or more per month

 You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses!

Endless Encouragers
$9 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! Your presence here will help me keep going, especially when I feel like I can't. 

Devoted Reader
$18 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! I will also include your name in the acknowledgements section of my memoir. 

Don't Give Up, Mama
$36 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! I will also include your name in the acknowledgements section of my memoir.

Patrons at this tier also receive a monthly 15-minute consult with me about any aspect of your writing + life.  

Calling All Angels
$72 or more per month

You'll get to read every new installment of my memoir, hot of the presses! I will also include your name in the acknowledgements section of my memoir.

Patrons at this tier also receive a 30-minute private coaching session every month (phone or Zoom) .