J Clair

is creating Novels, Informative Articles, Sanity, and Setting People Free

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This is the journey of a humble storyteller and how he became one of the greatest authors of all time and changed the world (maybe).

The goal of this page is simple.

1. To create inspirational and informative articles that will keep you positive in an increasingly pessimistic world

2. Offer simple and practical solutions to everyday problems

3. Entertain you with original stories from my overactive mind


That's it! 

Sadly, this mission was born out of my own personal struggles. As a writer, I like to keep my mind like a sandbox. A perfect place to play, dig deep, and throw any manner of toys into the mix for inspiration. Unfortunately, concentrating becomes more difficult as social media, pessimism, and division gains traction. Call me the counter-attack to it all! Whether it's a short story that will make you laugh, an article on how to survive the post-apocalyptic supermarket, or confronting the pandemic of going to the bathroom and not washing your hands, I'm on the frontlines to give you everything you could ask for (and some you didn't!) 

You may be asking yourself...who is J Clair? 

Allow me to briefly tell you my story (and hopefully why you should absolutely pledge to this channel). I am a devout husband, a father of 3 boys who are all under the age of 8 yet are somehow already destroying my grocery bill, and a hyperactive writer. When I say hyperactive, I mean that my brain DOES. NOT. SHUT. UP. Seriously. There have been times in which I've stayed up for over 24 hours (without caffeine) and my mind is still racing after I've hit the pillow. This ties into my stories. 

I'm not George R.R. Martin or J.K Rowling. Not by a long shot. But I promise you that someday, I will get there. Why? Because I don't give up. Ever. I'm like a cockroach (okay, not my best analogy). The whole reason I even got started writing was because I had an epiphany one day. I happened to be a high school English teacher several years ago, and I used to teach in an urban school district that was heavy on the budget cuts. It was the type of school system in which you were laid off every summer. One day, I didn't get a callback! I asked my wife at that time to grant me six months to try to make a career out of writing. Thankfully, she was supportive (even though I had nothing published at that time), and the rest is history. At the end of the sixth month, one of my novels, The Last of the Sages (under my previous author name: Julius St. Clair) was born, and the proceeds enabled me to quit teaching and write full-time!

Obviously, I'm still growing. I'm still learning about the craft and I'm aiming for that coveted 10,000 hours in which you must spend time on something to master it (Oh, what's that? Did you just learn something? Check out my incoming articles. *wink*). In the meantime, I want to help people, but throughout the years, I've had a hard time figuring out how. Now I know. My dream is to make enough money to give people epic chances at fulfilling their vision. Can you imagine being an artist, writer, singer, etc...and one day, someone says to you:

"Quit your job or take a sabbatical for one year. Here's the exact amount of money you need to not have to worry about anything for that year! Go make your dreams come true!" 

Gives me chills.

And I can imagine that many, many people will take full advantage of the opportunity. See, my thinking is that when someone is free of stress, financial worry, burdens...they are able to become their TRUE selves. They are able to help others, inspire others, love harder. That is why 10% of everything this patreon makes is going back to those dreamweavers. I will also be setting goals in which that percentage will increase once I've met my personal needs. I'm not looking to get rich. I don't want to be famous. However, the fact is that because I am an indie author, my time is spent on far more than writing. I have to market, edit, format, outline, and publish all on my own.

Someday, I hope to just have to write. 

And help others do the same. 

Though I hesitated to make this patreon page and begin this journey, I figure, if I'm serious about my vision, I might as well start somewhere. 

Why not here? 

Tiers
Almost Human
$1 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- Almost All Articles 

- Access to 2 book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive a novel from that series for FREE upon release!

Lone Warrior
$5 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to 4 book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive novels from all 3 series for FREE upon release!

Legendary Sage
$10 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to ALL book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive ALL novels from all series for FREE upon release!

- Personal Letter from ME

Mythical Creature
$15 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to ALL book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive ALL novels from all series for FREE upon release!

- Personal Letter from ME

- EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to high-profile series including FREE novels upon release (Witchfall, the Sage Saga, Fantasy World, and new unreleased IPs)

World Breaker
$20 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to ALL book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive ALL novels from all series for FREE upon release!

- Personal Letter from ME

- EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to high-profile series including FREE novels upon release (Witchfall, the Sage Saga, Fantasy World, and new unreleased IPs)

- Paperbacks to new novels upon release, autographed by me 

- Access to behind the scenes of my life and quarterly AMA's (Ask Me Anything)

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$0 of $1,000 per month
I will start a regular vlog series discussing the topics of your choice and offering exclusive access into my personal life, as well as more behind the scenes access into the creative process. 
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This is the journey of a humble storyteller and how he became one of the greatest authors of all time and changed the world (maybe).

The goal of this page is simple.

1. To create inspirational and informative articles that will keep you positive in an increasingly pessimistic world

2. Offer simple and practical solutions to everyday problems

3. Entertain you with original stories from my overactive mind


That's it! 

Sadly, this mission was born out of my own personal struggles. As a writer, I like to keep my mind like a sandbox. A perfect place to play, dig deep, and throw any manner of toys into the mix for inspiration. Unfortunately, concentrating becomes more difficult as social media, pessimism, and division gains traction. Call me the counter-attack to it all! Whether it's a short story that will make you laugh, an article on how to survive the post-apocalyptic supermarket, or confronting the pandemic of going to the bathroom and not washing your hands, I'm on the frontlines to give you everything you could ask for (and some you didn't!) 

You may be asking yourself...who is J Clair? 

Allow me to briefly tell you my story (and hopefully why you should absolutely pledge to this channel). I am a devout husband, a father of 3 boys who are all under the age of 8 yet are somehow already destroying my grocery bill, and a hyperactive writer. When I say hyperactive, I mean that my brain DOES. NOT. SHUT. UP. Seriously. There have been times in which I've stayed up for over 24 hours (without caffeine) and my mind is still racing after I've hit the pillow. This ties into my stories. 

I'm not George R.R. Martin or J.K Rowling. Not by a long shot. But I promise you that someday, I will get there. Why? Because I don't give up. Ever. I'm like a cockroach (okay, not my best analogy). The whole reason I even got started writing was because I had an epiphany one day. I happened to be a high school English teacher several years ago, and I used to teach in an urban school district that was heavy on the budget cuts. It was the type of school system in which you were laid off every summer. One day, I didn't get a callback! I asked my wife at that time to grant me six months to try to make a career out of writing. Thankfully, she was supportive (even though I had nothing published at that time), and the rest is history. At the end of the sixth month, one of my novels, The Last of the Sages (under my previous author name: Julius St. Clair) was born, and the proceeds enabled me to quit teaching and write full-time!

Obviously, I'm still growing. I'm still learning about the craft and I'm aiming for that coveted 10,000 hours in which you must spend time on something to master it (Oh, what's that? Did you just learn something? Check out my incoming articles. *wink*). In the meantime, I want to help people, but throughout the years, I've had a hard time figuring out how. Now I know. My dream is to make enough money to give people epic chances at fulfilling their vision. Can you imagine being an artist, writer, singer, etc...and one day, someone says to you:

"Quit your job or take a sabbatical for one year. Here's the exact amount of money you need to not have to worry about anything for that year! Go make your dreams come true!" 

Gives me chills.

And I can imagine that many, many people will take full advantage of the opportunity. See, my thinking is that when someone is free of stress, financial worry, burdens...they are able to become their TRUE selves. They are able to help others, inspire others, love harder. That is why 10% of everything this patreon makes is going back to those dreamweavers. I will also be setting goals in which that percentage will increase once I've met my personal needs. I'm not looking to get rich. I don't want to be famous. However, the fact is that because I am an indie author, my time is spent on far more than writing. I have to market, edit, format, outline, and publish all on my own.

Someday, I hope to just have to write. 

And help others do the same. 

Though I hesitated to make this patreon page and begin this journey, I figure, if I'm serious about my vision, I might as well start somewhere. 

Why not here? 

Recent posts by J Clair

Tiers
Almost Human
$1 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- Almost All Articles 

- Access to 2 book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive a novel from that series for FREE upon release!

Lone Warrior
$5 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to 4 book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive novels from all 3 series for FREE upon release!

Legendary Sage
$10 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to ALL book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive ALL novels from all series for FREE upon release!

- Personal Letter from ME

Mythical Creature
$15 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to ALL book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive ALL novels from all series for FREE upon release!

- Personal Letter from ME

- EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to high-profile series including FREE novels upon release (Witchfall, the Sage Saga, Fantasy World, and new unreleased IPs)

World Breaker
$20 or more per month
- My Everlasting Love and Support

- All Articles 

- Access to ALL book series in the making (new content monthly)

- Receive ALL novels from all series for FREE upon release!

- Personal Letter from ME

- EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to high-profile series including FREE novels upon release (Witchfall, the Sage Saga, Fantasy World, and new unreleased IPs)

- Paperbacks to new novels upon release, autographed by me 

- Access to behind the scenes of my life and quarterly AMA's (Ask Me Anything)