Saturday, September 19, 2009


Have you ever sat by a brook and watched the water flow lazily along? It sparkles and reflects as it seeks the lowest level, the path of least resistance. If there is an object in its way, it flows around. A brook is sometimes shallow, sometimes deep. When there is too much rain it overflows and floods with fury, but eventually settles back into an easy meandering around the rocks and along the banks. This is inside the writerbrook.


Writerbrooks are usually deep thinkers. The may sit for long periods of time and reflect before writing. They can easily get into the flow and write for hours. Sometimes moments of inspiration flood them and they burn the key board up with their fingers. When something blocks the flow of inspiration they may dry up for a short time. However, most likely they will write all over the place until they find a way around the obstruction and clean up the mess later.


You are able to gracefully tackle the harder subjects. Your style is conversational, easy, and deep and you always write forward, in other words, you write continually. Your readers are motivated to reflect when reading your work. When you come to a writer's block you write around it. Some of what you write you may never use, but it kept you moving.


Because you are so deep you tend to get lost in your research. You gather too many details and facts, then feel compelled to put them ALL in your piece. I suggest you use a highlighter and mark only the facts that are necessary to your story and keep your story moving forward.

You conform easily. Be sure that you stay true to yourself and not allow your "voice" (a writer's unique style) to be changed by those around you.

Don't be a "seasonal" brook that dries up for long periods of time. Write everyday, even if it is a trickle. We need to be refreshed by your words!



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