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Nancy S. Brandt

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February 19, 1959

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Nancy S. Brandt is a stay-at-home mother of two children, a married daughter, 27, who works at an orthopedic clinic and an editor and book reviewer; and a son, 14, who studies karate, and wants to be either an historian or an artist. Nancy's husband, Steven, is also an author and an adjunct professor of computer science at Louisiana State University.

In about sixth grade, an English teacher gave an assignment to write a descriptive essay. Nancy's was all about a wonderful cave filled with diamonds, emeralds and other precious gems. From that experience, she walked into every English class hoping to get to write something, and she learned three things:

1. The difference between stalactite and stalagmite,
2. That fantasy was probably the genre
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Nancy S. Brandt Writer's block, for me, is usually because I haven't thought my plot out well enough. I usually have an outline that goes something like, "Boy meets…moreWriter's block, for me, is usually because I haven't thought my plot out well enough. I usually have an outline that goes something like, "Boy meets girl, A bunch of stuff happens, they live happily ever after." I've learned that doesn't work for me. I'm a pantser but if I give in to that I write myself into impossible corners and then I don't write for days. I have to spend a good bit of time thinking through what I want the end of the book to be, what disasters or plot points are going to lead me there and how I want my characters to change and/or earn the ending (happy or not) I have in mind for them. If I have strong landmarks (plot points) to head for, writer's block is a lot less likely to happen.(less)
Nancy S. Brandt For me, it's the ability to be home for my family and getting to play in imaginary worlds. Writing fantasy means that I get to be a pretty, pretty…moreFor me, it's the ability to be home for my family and getting to play in imaginary worlds. Writing fantasy means that I get to be a pretty, pretty princess and wear pretty clothes, or be the evil villain and plan horrible ways to kill said princess, all while sitting on my sofa in my jeans and t-shirt.

Also, living in a world of books and book lovers is the best. I love hearing from fans and talking about books and reading. Next to being a mom, it's the best job in the world that doesn't pay very well! :)(less)
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Nancy Brandt Penelope wrote: "Hi Nancy! Nice to see you here. :^)"

Hi, yourself! Hope you're doing well.


Penelope Marzec Hi Nancy! Nice to see you here. :^)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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Gusto Dave Hi Nancy! Thanks for approving us as friends.

I’m Gusto Dave Jackson, Publicity Chair for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and I wouldn’t be worth my salt if I didn’t contact book lovers to tout our blog and organization. Chiseled in Rock http://chiseledinrock.blogspot.com features side-splitting satire, cartoons, and some flash fiction for intellectual readers. We also plug an occasional book and interview bestselling authors. For writers, we offer tips and agent/editor interviews. RMFW has several bestselling and award winning authors as members such as Mario Acevedo, Joan Johnston, C.J. Box, and Carol Berg. You are invited to follow “The Rock” for contests, entertainment, and an insight to the world of writing!


Destiny Thank you so much for including me among your friends. God Bless!

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