The Mad Writer Project is something that’s very special to me. I started it in June 2018 as a company to manage my project of the same name on Patreon. I’ve since changed it into a multimedia experience, centered around my written work. While the project is operating mostly through jbburrage.com, it will still The Mad Writer Project on Patreon, which will be used for live streaming and other special media projects in the future.
The Mad Writer Project on Patreon is currently on hold for the time being.
On the jbburrage.com site, it will continue to host The Diary of a Mad Writer, a blog that was transferred to Patreon, but I decided to bring it back to jbburrage.com. Along with the blog will be Sunday Night Thoughts, a series of Sunday evening posts that was started in May 2018. The blog will also contain a category called Through the Fire, a series of articles on mental health issues.
Other components of the online and physical presence of The Mad Writer Project includes:
- The Mad Writer Theater: Will include all theater projects that I’m working on, including published plays.
- The Mad Writer Books: Books other than stage plays that are either published by The Mad Writer Project, LLC or by other publishers.
- The Mad Writer Stories: This will be any short story that I will create, which could be published anywhere that I choose.
As the company and project grow, more components will be added and developed.
Why The Mad Writer Project?
From a business standpoint, The Mad Writer Project came out of the disillusion I was having with Phoenix Endeavors, Inc, as I felt like its set up no longer had a purpose with the type of business I was running, nor would be the right set up for The Mad Writer Project; by that time it was only an idea that was evolving quickly by the day. After talking with trusted people involved in the JB Burrage business and looking at my options, I made the decision to shut down the corporation and start The Mad Writer Project, LLC to manage and develop the new project.
But personally, I was having a growing frustration with what eventually appeared to me as chasing down only content writing projects. While I’m still doing those projects, I felt like I was stepping too far away from my passion for creative writing; creating my own work, developing it, and putting it out there. After all, that was the reason I stepped into the professional writing scene in the first place. It was becoming toxic to me; anybody knows me would know that when something becomes toxic, I have to get rid of it. I also wanted to demonstrate my efforts to move beyond prior mistakes, and use those lessons to maintain my creative freedom and control.
The name “Mad Writer” comes from my blog, The Diary of a Mad Writer (read above for its status). The name itself is inspired by several projects that used The Diary of a Mad… in some form, the intensity and style when making the decision to write, and my battles with mental illness; which is no secret if you follow my work. It’s also my way of paying homage to other artists who were mad with creativity or dealt with mental illness.
The Mad Writer Project is not limited to genre. It will produce general fiction, urban fiction, science fiction, blogs, vlogs; anything that I feel like creating. Through the company, I will distribute my work through any method I choose, no matter how restrictive or widespread it would be. I’ll work and collaborate with anyone I feel would best help with my work. The Mad Writer Project is all about the love for my art, and showcasing it the best way I can.
Working with me…
I’m still working with people who have serious project proposals for me to consider and a part of. If you would like to contact me for projects, visit the Contact page.