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7 Tips for the Uninspired

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:00am 9 Comments

I’m in Maui this week, on a family vacation I’ve long been anticipating for all the things Hawaii conjures up: relaxation, letting go, even inspiration. But for too-busy people, letting go can be a lot like detoxing, and instead of feeling inspired, I’ve felt unexpected longings—for…


Discrimination against Print-on-Demand Books Is Out of Touch and Bad for the Environment Too

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

When I think about the publishing community at large, my mind doesn’t immediately gravitate toward images of excess, waste, and environmental unconsciousness. And yet, unfortunately, because of the nature of book manufacturing and the routine destruction of books for tax write-offs, this image…


Why I Canceled My Amazon Prime Account (following Amazon's Spamming of My Inbox)

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:30pm 22 Comments

For those of you who follow publishing news, or who are KDP authors, you know that on August 9, Amazon sent a very bizarre email to all of its KDP customers, which has been dissected best, in my opinion, …


The She Revolution

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 10:00am 8 Comments

In 2009, when Kamy Wicoff founded, it was clear that she’d hit a nerve. The response to the community was swift and even a little mind-blowing. Within days there were 1,000…


The 10 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Make

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:00pm 13 Comments

I have to preface this post by noting how easy it is to make mistakes when you're on the road to becoming a published author. This is an emotional journey, and ego can sometimes get in the way. Then there's the many details you must hold, which even publishers get wrong from time to time. I've…


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Who I am:
Publisher of She Writes Press and founder of Warner Coaching Inc.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
What's Your Book? A Step-By-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing and publishing coaching/consulting:
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I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy and many authors I've worked with over the years.

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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"@Pat. I love this. I write pages in my head too. I wish it were as easy to get those brilliant words on the page. Thanks for your comment. @Kate and Lee, thank you, too, for weighing in. I have two more beautiful days and I'm feeling much much…"
Brooke Warner liked Eileen Flanagan's blog post [SWP: Behind the Book] Criticism and Perseverance
Brooke Warner commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Criticism and Perseverance'
"Thanks for sharing your story, Eileen. It gave me chills to read the opening of this. So often people are told by others to cut what most matters to them and it's so sad—and you end up compromising your book. Well done. We're so…"
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Pat Roa-Perez commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"Thank you. Writing a letter to myself? Will try. As to playing, I have to remind myself to do it more often.  I walk. Aimlessly, without purpose, just walk, as this is the time when I clear the mind which then makes room for new things. By the…"
Jane Horan liked Brooke Warner's blog post 7 Tips for the Uninspired
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Kate Comings commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"Thank you, Brooke. I'm sharing this on my Facebook author page. Kudos to you for turning being bummed out on Maui into something to help us all. I'm not having writer's block just now, knock on wood, but oh, there are so many other…"
Kate Comings liked Brooke Warner's blog post 7 Tips for the Uninspired
Lee Lomas commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"Thank you Brooke, I've been caught up in the volunteer for everything cycle, to build up my resume. My intention was to get the experience in different aspects of volunteering as an advocate for women. Then with each new experience,…"
Brooke Warner commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"Thanks for the encouragement, ladies. Patricia, this is a great quote. Love."
Patricia Reis commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"Brooke!  I know, I know, there are days that become weeks when the muse has absconded, without leaving a forwarding address; the train has left the station and you aren’t on it; the transformer has blown and there’s a major power…"
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Susan Ito commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"Thank you, Brooke. This is just what I needed to read this week. "
Sande Boritz Berger commented on the blog post '7 Tips for the Uninspired'
"I find that sketching helps me a lot...even if for ten's instant creating and you don't care what it looks like. Though I'll admit...I'm happy when a waiter asks if he can keep the placemat and my flower. I suck at…"

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At 9:34am on July 15, 2014, Louise Canfield said…

Hello Brooke!  I attended your workshop on “scaffolding" in San Miguel last February.  I remembered that you mentioned She Writes but had not really understood what it is until yesterday when I encountered an author who had published with She Writes.  Really looking forward to getting to know this community. 

At 7:52am on June 1, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hey Brooke! Yes, I got the post you sent me. Sorry I mistakenly remembered it as being you, not Kamy, who wrote it. Much appreciated! 

At 4:01pm on May 31, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hi Brooke, Trying to find the original post from way back, where you explained why you were going to publish with SheWrites, rather than with one of the big publishing houses who'd offered you a contract. A friend of mine is inquiring about SheWrites Press, and I want to send her that post, because I think it's so helpful when considering these things. Thanks! Melanie Bishop

At 5:16am on January 29, 2014, Daya Wakens said…
Hi Brooke! One of my short stories is published in a contest and would really appreciate if you could post my request for support. The contest runs only next few days and the winner is based on the number of FB "Likes" and comments on my story page only. This would take no more than five minutes, I promise. Brooke, please excuse my typing here...We are coming home from our honeymoon and had to sleep in DC airport due to weather. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

Please vote for me at
Friends, I need your FB vote & comment on my story contest page "The Second Time Around." (With the Red High Heel)My pen name is Daya Wakens. Thank you so much for your support!
At 10:55pm on April 6, 2013, Hope Edelman said…

Hi Brooke,

Best way to reach me is through



At 9:22am on July 26, 2012, Stephanie Volkoff Green said…

Most definitely! I think a play date is in order.

At 1:41pm on April 25, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…


You are a sweetheart.  Thank you so much for the friend request and for posting the content I requested. 

You have to let me return the favor.  Is there anything I can do for you?


At 3:40pm on April 24, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…

Hi Brooke:

I just joined She Writes March 2012.  I missed your Mighty Bell experience on "Build Your Author Platform."  I know the experience is close now.  Is there any way that I can get access to the content now? :-(



At 6:20pm on March 8, 2012, Hollye Dexter said…

Hi Brooke! Fancy meeting you here.  : )


At 4:10pm on March 8, 2012, Sue William Silverman said…

Oh, that's so sweet!! Thank you. And I look forward to spending time with you here on She Writes! Sue


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