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Brook Blander commented on the blog post '[What's Next?] Scrivener'
"I have been using Scrivener for several years and I LOVE IT! It is the one writer's software that I have stuck with and I feel is beneficial to my writing process. Ive even recently ventured into finding a few Scrivener Templates online. Its a…"
Jul 7, 2014
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"Thank you for joining the group Brook!!"
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Brook Blander commented on the blog post 'Still writing'
"You're definitely not the only one out there. I suffer from the same "write-uation", but am now enjoying the bliss of conquering it. As a writing coach, here is the advice that I give to my clients (that eventually started to sink…"
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"4,206/8,000 goal Bayyybeeeee!"
Aug 1, 2012
Brook Blander posted a blog post

They Lied...

They lied. They said that starting is the hard part. The middle is where the challenge lies. Standing at the top of the mountain of pages and words looking back and thinking you've come to far to quit and looking ahead feeling that you just don't know if you can make it to the finish line. Yep, they lied.I'm at that part that I know (intuitively) is the middle of my novel...{ continue reading }See More
Aug 1, 2012
Brook Blander posted a status
"Realizing that I can write waaay more than I thought I could...onward to the weekly goal. #iswriting #writelife"
Aug 1, 2012
Brook Blander posted a status
"Realizing my true potential as a writer. Learning that I can write more than I set my goals at. Its a good day. #iswriting"
Aug 1, 2012
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"3160/8000"
Aug 1, 2012
Brook Blander commented on the blog post 'Of Fire and Ice : Excerpt update (Criticism Welcome)'
"I have a fascination with stones/crystals. I collect many and wear them for their properties. As for onyx, it is definitely a stone worth writing about. I see it though as a healing stone. When we think of healing, we think, ailment, disease, etc. I…"
Aug 1, 2012
Brook Blander commented on the blog post 'Of Fire and Ice : Excerpt update (Criticism Welcome)'
"Again, I will tell you, I have never cared much for Fantasy, but I am so enthralled in this piece of work. When I read it, I can hear the character speaking. I can hear the calm of her voice with a sense of 'I am mighty' around the edges…"
Jul 30, 2012
Brook Blander commented on the blog post 'Why Wait?'
"You've began, now keep moving. Starting is the hardest part and you have done that. These breakdowns are all bad. Their our soul's little reminders that we are off track from our purpose and desires.  Label it as that, take the lesson…"
Jul 30, 2012
Brook Blander liked Fajr Muhammad's blog post Why Wait?
Jul 30, 2012

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Who I am:
http://www.brookblander.com
http://twitter.com/brookblander
http://www.ebonylotus.com
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.brookblander.com
http://twitter.com/brookblander
http://www.ebonylotus.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
now that I'm here; lyrics from the mud to the sun (2010)
Personal. Intimate Comforts of Reflection (2009)
Lyrics of an Awakening (2007)
Soul Spoken (2005)
From This Day Forward (2003)
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing Coach (ebonyLotus.com)
Writing/Journaling Workshops (online and offline) (ebonyLotus.com)
My professional associations:
International Association of Journal Writers
I found out about She Writes from:
I found it via an online search for women writers groups

Brook Blander's Blog

They Lied...

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

They lied. They said that starting is the hard part. The middle is where the challenge lies. Standing at the top of the mountain of pages and words looking back and thinking you've come to far to quit and looking ahead feeling that you just don't know if you can make it to the finish line. Yep, they lied.

I'm at that part that I know (intuitively) is the middle of my novel...{ continue reading }

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 6:45am 0 Comments

It was a balmy 102 degrees the day I realized I lost all the previous versions of my novel Im currently writing. Yet inside, I felt cool, calm, and a inkling of relief trickling down the side of my temples. Something deep inside me, beneath the heat and wonders, made me think that I should be mad, furious, and even a bit panicky. But I wasn't. I really wasn't. And today, the very next day, Im still not. 

So here's the skinny. I've been working on my novel, tentatively titled The…

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Releasing the Rush…and Waiting

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 5:26pm 0 Comments

For the past three days, I have not written into the draft of my novel. I have, instead, sat quietly and written what I call “listening notes” based on what I’ve written and what is simply coming to mind. Just thoughts and ideas. Details and pieces. Everything that is being born out of simply listening to the story as it comes to me, from the characters themselves. Keep reading, I’ll explain.

I’ve given myself four months to get the first draft of my novel completed, and it has been…

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The Art of Starting Over...

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 6:00am 1 Comment

Yes, I called it an art.



Anything that I do so many times with pure enthusiasm, from my whole heart with genuine intention of creating something beautiful, and can do it over and over again without the promise of fame and fortune, but simply because I like it...yeah, baby...its an art for me.



But its not a good thing. Not today. Not yesterday or last week either.



So I have this fascination with getting to a certain point in my prose writing projects and I start… Continue

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At 9:08am on July 28, 2013, LeTeisha Newton said…

Thank you for joining the group Brook!!

At 2:17pm on July 30, 2012, LeTeisha Newton said…

You get your butt online this instant young lady LOL!!

At 5:05am on July 28, 2012, LeTeisha Newton said…

LOL!! i have been. About 30k into that book now and going on 10k in a novella for a deadline so I've been doing good. Been looking for you too but we never seem to be on at the same time lol so I've been missing my chat buddy! However, I will be on Monday in the afternoon all the way until the night (it's my marketing day) so I'm sure we'll catch up! Hope you have a great weekend!

At 6:42am on July 27, 2012, LeTeisha Newton said…

I hop you being MIA means you are writing more on TSOST!!! :)

At 1:31pm on July 19, 2012, Zetta Brown said…

Hi Nya! It's nice to meet you and thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm sure you'll enjoy She Writes, and the more you visit, the more you'll want to do.

At 9:36am on July 19, 2012, LeTeisha Newton said…

Thank you for the reach out and comments :)

At 5:49pm on July 18, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Brook, We're delighted to have you join us in the novelist group! If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion. We do a live chat Wednesdays at 1 EST, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one. I hope you’ll enjoy the group.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel) and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (Random House/Ballantine)

At 3:44pm on July 18, 2012, LeTeisha Newton said…

Thank you for the request. It is nice to meet you! Here's hoping this is the beginning of a great friendship :)

At 10:03am on July 17, 2012, Michele Tracy Berger said…

Hi Brook,

Nice to meet you on SW. Look forward to getting to know your work.

Best,

Michele

At 1:05pm on March 23, 2011, Kenya D. Williamson said…
I forget to log out of She Writes on my desktop. So, if you see me online and I don't reply to a chat, I'm not snubbing. :)  I look forward to connecting with you soon!
 
 
 

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