Welcome to the Brooklyn Project!
Put simply, the Brooklyn Project is a focus group on the creation, development, and craft of writing complex, realistic, and relatable heroes (and sometimes anti-heroes). Created in response to the reaction against heroes, notably the people who say heroes are only interesting when they’re obnoxious, and named in honor of Captain America’s birthplace, the Project will focus on how to write conflict, friendship, and put the themes of honor, loyalty, and courage back into a story.
The purpose of the Project is to inspire writers, whether new or returning, all over again, and to link those who refuse to accept mediocrity when it comes to literature. We’re bringing the story back, with great characters at the head!
The rules–actually, the guidelines–for participants are simple. Create an “About the Brooklyn Project” page on your own blog. Add links to other participating blogs in that page (a current list of participants will be found below). Check in with other bloggers in the project. Read their contributions. Comment and repost, if you wish. Occasionally post your own notes about writing heroes, perhaps on your experiences writing them. There is no stiff, concrete-cast schedule, hopefully a minimum of obligation (I know you all have your own busy lives to attend to!) Use the specially designated tag “the brooklyn project” so other bloggers can find you through the WordPress Reader. Create a Brooklyn Project category, link it to your page. [Edit: Apparently if you use more than fifteen tags, it makes a post hard to find through the reader. Oops.]
This project is all about networking and support, as well as the craft of writing heroes. To facilitate that goal, a specially designed emblem and sidebar badge/button are in the works and will appear shortly on this page.
The Brooklyn Project is now recruiting! If you’d like to participate, please comment and leave your preferred screen name and blog address below, and I’ll add you to the list.
Welcome to Level Seven.
ErinKenobi2893, Founder (you are here)
C.B. Cook at The World of the Writer
Sarahtps of Light and Shadows
All of my posts on the Brooklyn Project can be found here.