Thank You For Reading

As a writer, a lot of my time is spent alone—contemplating, rewriting, brainstorming, pitching, and ruminating. A month ago, a personal essay I wrote for BuzzFeed about my miscarriage sparked an enormous response from women and men. I had received dozens of emails from all over the world, tweets, and Facebook messages from women who […]

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Five Tips for Getting a Personal Essay Published

In March 2013, I sent a personal essay to an editor at MARIE CLAIRE. She expressed interest in it and asked to see a draft. We went back and forth, and then she brought it to her executive editor. She and the executive editor found one sentence in my draft that they were interested in turning […]

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An Interview With Celena Cipriaso: Her Advice for TV Writing, Playwriting, & Writing Personal Stories

I first met Celena when we went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts together, studying dramatic writing. Truth be told, we totally bonded over our love of Sweet Valley High books. Once we discovered this, we headed to the Barnes & Noble on Astor Place (which I don’t think exists any more) and read […]

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