About the Brooklyn Project

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.

Β Contributor Roster

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.


21 thoughts on “About the Brooklyn Project”

  1. Level Seven… *evil laugh* That makes it seem even cooler. πŸ˜‰ I’ll get to work on this… my blog seems to be having trouble adding/changing pages. *scratches head* Hopefully I’ll get it figured out.

    • Yeah. X-D
      Weird… that could be a problem.

      • I figured it out. Finally. Now I just have to set up the page… after I finish all my schoolwork.
        Oh, and I’m working on a post for this afternoon about this… *EXCITEMENT*

      • Yay! πŸ˜€ I’m working on creating the Teenaged Superhero Society blog, as well as continuing the Brooklyn Project. I’ll send invitations to all the possible writers of this blog when it’s done. Can you remind me of your character’s name and powers and possibly draft-share a bio?
        Oh, AWESOME! X-D I’ll have to see if my mom will let me get it πŸ˜€

      • Sure! My character’s name is Saxon Abbott (changed her last name). She can use telepathy and turn invisible, along with advanced training. I’m thinking if we do official superhero names, she would be something like The Sentinel. πŸ˜‰ I haven’t finished her back story yet… where’s the setting for all of this going to be?
        Yay! That would be awesome. πŸ˜€

      • Mine is a telepath and empath, specializing mostly in creating illusions. Her name is Marie Lannis Raehe (pronounced either like ray or rye-he), and she mostly goes by Lannis since Iris’ character thinks “Marie” is too ordinary. πŸ˜› I think she’d be working under the name Psyche. And I’m not absolutely certain… I was thinking a small town or a suburb of a city. Anyway, Lannis works at a small diner or cafe (cliche I know,) that sells more coffee than anything else (heh… food service joke there, I’ll explain it if you don’t get it…) but is trying for a job at the post office because she’s sick and tired of being cooped up all day (stressed empath+enclosed space+irritating coworkers=a big mess) and would rather walk (or even drive) around delivering mail than waiting around for people to come in through the whole of her shift. Does that give you any ideas for your character’s backstory? πŸ˜‰ Haven’t decided on family or anything yet. Also, I hope I can read your book soon!!! πŸ˜€
        Oh, and Amazon Student wants me to invite people so whatever. πŸ˜›

      • Oooh, I love her!!! πŸ˜€ And no, I don’t get it.
        I think my character’s going to be the nerdy librarian or book store shelver. πŸ˜› Not sure exactly, though. I think she’ll probably be a single child, with just her dad, too.
        Thanks! And Amazon Student? *furrows brow* XD

      • People keep coming up– to a freaking DAIRY QUEEN! and asking for coffee. -_-
        Nice. X-D
        Amazon Student–basically something you can join when ordering books. -_- I may end up reviewing your novel under my real name–if that’s so, I probably won’t be able to tell you which one was mine. Still, you’ll probably be able to guess. πŸ˜›

      • XD Yeah, probably. Since there’s only one review so far. πŸ˜›

      • Whaaa? one review on what??? My fanfic???!

      • …no, on my book… are we talking about the same thing here? πŸ˜›

      • I was confused. Stupid new comment reply system…

      • XD I knoooow. It’s so confusing.

      • *sigh* It is.

  2. Oh, just FYI, tags work best if you use 15 or less, according to WordPress. Apparently when you use more, the post is less likely to show up in the tag. I only noticed you were using more when I went to follow the Brooklyn Project tag.

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