MJ Schwartz is creating writing and other resources
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patrons

$12
per creation
Hello, and welcome to my Patreon page. I'm MJ, and I started this page as a way to facilitate honing my craft as a writer while sharing my story of healing from chronic pain and illness. If you are currently suffering from chronic illness or chronic pain, you are the reason I'm sharing my story. If even a single person benefits from my experiences this will be time well spent. 

One thing a serious illness can do is provide clarity. For me, this clarity encompassed every area of my life, including work. I realized that I was driving myself into the ground. After being too ill to work for several years, I decided that a few things were going to change if/when I was well enough to work again. That time has come.

These are the ways I hope Patreon will become a part of my restructured work life:
  1. It will allow me to ease back into work, at a pace that allows me to give my body and brain what it needs to heal.
  2. It will allow me to focus much of my writing on the topics with which I have the most to offer, rather than scattering my energy with multiple freelance gigs.
  3. This will also allow me to continue making progress on the novel I started before I got sick.
  4. The Patreon platform offers a unique symbiotic energy between creators and patrons, and I hope to give and receive in a way that feels good to everyone involved.
If you're new to Patreon, I think you'll be delighted with the simplicity of the process. The tiered membership structure allows me to offer my writing to you at levels beginning at just $1 a month, with increasing benefits at each price point. I encourage you to check them out and decide which one works best for you.

*I am not a physician or therapist. I am sharing my personal story and opinions. It is not medical advice and should not be interpreted as such.
Tiers
Appreciator
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
Access to my TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) journal and progress report. This will include a minimum of one weekly post.
Team Healing
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
Access to my TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) journal and progress report. This will include a minimum of one weekly post.


Access to autobiographical writing about my personal story as it relates to developing a chronic illness and pain, which were eventually diagnosed as Mast Cell Activation Disease and idiopathic peripheral neuropathy and how I started to get my life back.

I've Got Your Back
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
Access to my TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) journal and progress report. This will include a minimum of one weekly post.


Access to autobiographical writing about my personal story as it relates to developing a chronic illness and pain, which were eventually diagnosed as Mast Cell Activation Disease and idiopathic peripheral neuropathy and how I started to get my life back after being mostly bed-ridden for over 2.5 years.


A monthly vlog.





Ally
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above benefits, plus a monthly written Q&A. Ask me (almost) anything! I do reserve the right to reject questions I feel are inappropriate, irrelevant to the topics at hand, or too personal for this forum.
True Believers
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above benefits, plus a private monthly 30 minute Skype session to discuss whatever's on your mind regarding health and healing.
Inner Circle
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above benefits, plus a one-time, personalized care package.
Goals
$12 of $100 per creation
Reaching $100 per month allows me to devote approximately 5 hours a month to working on my novel.
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Hello, and welcome to my Patreon page. I'm MJ, and I started this page as a way to facilitate honing my craft as a writer while sharing my story of healing from chronic pain and illness. If you are currently suffering from chronic illness or chronic pain, you are the reason I'm sharing my story. If even a single person benefits from my experiences this will be time well spent. 

One thing a serious illness can do is provide clarity. For me, this clarity encompassed every area of my life, including work. I realized that I was driving myself into the ground. After being too ill to work for several years, I decided that a few things were going to change if/when I was well enough to work again. That time has come.

These are the ways I hope Patreon will become a part of my restructured work life:
  1. It will allow me to ease back into work, at a pace that allows me to give my body and brain what it needs to heal.
  2. It will allow me to focus much of my writing on the topics with which I have the most to offer, rather than scattering my energy with multiple freelance gigs.
  3. This will also allow me to continue making progress on the novel I started before I got sick.
  4. The Patreon platform offers a unique symbiotic energy between creators and patrons, and I hope to give and receive in a way that feels good to everyone involved.
If you're new to Patreon, I think you'll be delighted with the simplicity of the process. The tiered membership structure allows me to offer my writing to you at levels beginning at just $1 a month, with increasing benefits at each price point. I encourage you to check them out and decide which one works best for you.

*I am not a physician or therapist. I am sharing my personal story and opinions. It is not medical advice and should not be interpreted as such.

Recent posts by MJ Schwartz

Tiers
Appreciator
$1 or more per creation 3 patrons
Access to my TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) journal and progress report. This will include a minimum of one weekly post.
Team Healing
$5 or more per creation 0 patrons
Access to my TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) journal and progress report. This will include a minimum of one weekly post.


Access to autobiographical writing about my personal story as it relates to developing a chronic illness and pain, which were eventually diagnosed as Mast Cell Activation Disease and idiopathic peripheral neuropathy and how I started to get my life back.

I've Got Your Back
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
Access to my TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome) journal and progress report. This will include a minimum of one weekly post.


Access to autobiographical writing about my personal story as it relates to developing a chronic illness and pain, which were eventually diagnosed as Mast Cell Activation Disease and idiopathic peripheral neuropathy and how I started to get my life back after being mostly bed-ridden for over 2.5 years.


A monthly vlog.





Ally
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above benefits, plus a monthly written Q&A. Ask me (almost) anything! I do reserve the right to reject questions I feel are inappropriate, irrelevant to the topics at hand, or too personal for this forum.
True Believers
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above benefits, plus a private monthly 30 minute Skype session to discuss whatever's on your mind regarding health and healing.
Inner Circle
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above benefits, plus a one-time, personalized care package.