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You Can Do This: Staying Motivated as a Creative

  A month ago, I got a Facebook message from a young writer named Haroon. I’ve known Haroon since he was 16 when he was an intern at an education nonprofit I worked for in New York City. Haroon asked me a few writing questions that evolved into this bigger discussion. With Haroon’s permission, I’m […]

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A Tribute to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Back when Brendan and I were dating in NYC in 2004, he worked at The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. He started as an NYU intern, got hired as a production assistant, then moved up to the writers’ assistant. While we were dating, I got to go to the show, meet the staff, and go to […]

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TV Writing 101 with Brendan Hay

I am a very lucky lady because I’m married to a super talented TV writer and I wanted to share his tips and advice for writing for TV. Yes, he has a long list of amazing TV credits (The Simpsons, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Robot Chicken, The Mighty B!) and been nominated for […]

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The Positives & Negatives of Getting an MFA (or BFA)

One of the top questions I get from readers is whether or not they should attend an MFA writing program. In high school, I knew I wanted to be a writer so I applied to every writing program in the US. I was accepted at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts dramatic writing […]

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