Writers With Mental Illness

Bipolar Writers: 6 Tips To Finish Writing Projects

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Like many bipolar writers (and neurotypical writers), my writing life has been filled with doubt and indecision. I had my own set of rules that constituted what it meant to be a “real” writer. Even after being published in anthologies and starting my freelance writing career, I felt like a fraud, mentally keeping a list…

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What Mania Feels Like


All at once, the mania is here. Hypomania, specifically, as I have bipolar disorder type two. First, my energy spikes. I’m excited and hopeful, but I’m irritable and angry. My head is flooded with ideas. I’m on my soapbox telling joke after joke, getting mad if someone doesn’t understand me and then laughing hysterically seconds…

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