Nikola

Who is Jennifer Brown-Banks?

In You on August 24, 2010 at 11:53 PM

 

Editor,  author, prolific blogger, consultant, advice columnist – Jennifer Brown-Banks, AKA Superwoman, shed her superpowers just long enough to “gossip” with LWFL.  

LWFL: Welcome Jennifer and thanks for taking a moment to sit down and chat.  Give us three “Good to Know” facts about you.

Interesting question. I guess that would depend on whether it’s for business or non-business knowledge.:-)Let’s see…I have a passion for all things creative. I’ve lived a rich life with a lot of diversity. And I dig helping people.  

LWFL:  What inspires you to write?

I am inspired to write due to what I believe to be my divine “calling”. I can’t NOT write! (Excuse the double negative). Though I do find oddly enough that being broken-hearted or cash-challenged can be quite “inspiring” as well.:-)

LWFL:  How did your interest in writing begin? Have you always been a writer, if not what where your other occupations? 

I began writing (for “public consumption”) as a result of a requirement for a “gifted student” program I was chosen to participate in junior high. I didn’t realize it as a “gift” or even as a possible profession until my mom “guilted” me into it. (Thanks, mom)! Former occupations include numbers-crunching, teaching, managing, and telemarketing.

LWFL:  What are your two favorite books and why?  

 Anything written by poet Peter McWilliams, and The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren. Why? Too many reasons to expound upon in this limited space and time. 

LWFL:  What advice do you have for new writers?

Don’t let your ego get in the way of your excellence. If you are writing for publication it’s important to keep your audience’s needs in mind. As such, check for typos, and spelling and grammatical errors. Writing is both a privilege and a responsibility. I also believe that excellence honors God and your “gift”. And last but not least, take advice from those who have ventured where you’re trying to go. Experience is a great teacher.    

LWFL:  Favorite films and music?

Again, too many to mention. I dig everything from Beethoven to Billy Joel, to country, to Reggae. Films? Romantic comedies, films based on true-life events, and typically films that have Keanu Reeves or Diana Keaton.

LWFL:  What projects are you working on?

What am I not working on? lol I’m doing guest blog posts, preparing for a speaking engagement in the next week or so, and client projects.

LWFL:  Tell us about your new position at Coffeehouse for Writers.

I am currently the Managing Editor of this great site that provides an array of resources to writers worldwide. We teach creative individuals how to “hone their craft and increase their cash”!

LWFL:  What else would you like to share? Consider here your likes and dislikes, your interests and hobbies, your favorite ways to unwind — whatever comes to mind.

Favorite ways to unwind? Music, herbal tea, bubble baths, cooking shows divinity and nature, good food and good company!    

LWFL:  Where can our readers find your work? (Websites, blogs, Twitter, etc.)

Pen and Prosper

Coffeehouse for Writers

TWITTER JENPENS 2

This was fun!  It was great talking with you Jen.

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  1. Thanks, Nikola for a job well done!

  2. Welcome, and thank you!

  3. Good interview! Fun to learn more about Jennifer, thanks!

  4. Thanks for dropping by Karen! Jennifer truly is a Superhero. Just thinking about all she does wears me out. 🙂

  5. Jennifer, you sound like an artist who uses her gift well. I totally agree about excellence bringing honor to God and one’s gift. Keep moving forward!
    Well done, Nikola!

  6. Thanks Sylvia! Well said and so true. Thanks for “hanging out” at LWFL. – Nikola

  7. Sylvia,

    Thanks very much! I value your input and time.

  8. Jenn Brown Interview – VolNation…

    We’ve linked to you on BlogInterviewer.com . Could you put a link back to us?…

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