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Write a Letter to Yourself

I was inspired to write a letter to myself after my friend Leanne—the brilliant fashion designer of the vegan, eco-friendly company Vaute Couture—posted a letter on Facebook she wrote to herself to read when she felt like quitting. I must confess that the past few weeks, it’s been hard to be a writer. A few […]

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How to Face Fear in Writing

Recently, I went on a press trip to Arizona, visiting Phoenix and Mesa. Part of our tour was trying stand up paddleboarding with a company called No Snow. Stand up paddle boarding is  paddling in water with an oar on a big surfboard. I must admit that I’m not the best at water sports and […]

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Tenacity is My Best Friend as a Writer

I’m just about to head to NYC for a week and I’m very excited to go back. I’m meeting with some editors, my wonderful agent Michelle Andelman, interviewing the amazing Shelby Knox, seeing friends and family, and stuffing myself silly with great New York food (pizza, bagels, black-and-white cookies). As a writer, I’ve handled my […]

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A Writer’s Guide to Rejection

Several years ago, I used to play street hockey for BTSH in New York City as an offensive player for Fresh Kills. A teammate of mine, Alex, used to tell me that I was such a good offensive player because I was — in one word, tenacious. I was all of five feet tall, but […]

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