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My 5 Favorite Tools for Writing

I’m the type of writer who thrives on organization. I love The Container Store. As a freelancer, I have to be organized in order to get paid, regularly have assignments, and turn in work on time. As a writer, I use these tools to keep me on track. 1. Scrivener When faced with feedback from […]

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Setting Your Writing Goals for the New Year

As each new year approaches, it’s great to sit down on reflect on what you’ve done and what you want to do. At the end of every year, I make a list of goals for the new year. Not just new year’s resolutions, but yearlong goals in writing, personal, and creative. I find the act of […]

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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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When You’re Deadline: How NOT to Panic

As my readers can see, I’ve been MIA since November. To put it bluntly, I’ve been in a panic (read: deadline) with a manuscript due April 2. Before I became an editor at VegNews magazine, I was the features editor at Rangefinder magazine, a photography trade publication. Through my work at Rangefinder, I met Bambi […]

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How to Be a Full-Time Freelance Writer: An Interview with Laura Hooper Beck

Laura Hooper Beck is one of the funniest writers I know (and I live with a TV comedy writer). She’s smart, sassy, and honest. When I first read her “Ask Laura” column in VegNews magazine, before I even started working there, I looked forward to reading it every issue. Fast forward to present day, I […]

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Get Writing: This Photo Says it All

Source: jenniyoung.tumblr.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

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A Reader’s Writing Questions

Recently a reader, Marlee Rubel, contacted me with some questions. Since I receive similar questions from readers, I thought I’d share my answers on my blog instead. Thanks Marlee for reading and asking some great questions! I’m always open to questions. Feel free to email me. Q: I’m interested in writing for a living (or […]

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Reaching Your Goals, Part 2

In my last post I shared how I reflect on the year and then look forward to what I want in the coming year. Now, here’s Part 2 of my Reaching Your Goals post. It’s a little bit more involved than Part 1, which is why I broke it up. I call it my Life […]

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Reaching Your Goals, Part 1

I had a wonderful response to my honest-yet-uncomfortable blog post about writing jealousy. I loved everyone’s comments and the fact that for writers and other creatives, jealousy can be an uncomfortable truth. Here’s how I combat that problem. In that post, I mentioned that I would share what I do to attain my writing/life goals. […]

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Writing Advice for Recently Graduated MFA Students

One of the things I enjoy about writing my blog is inspiring others to continue writing and support their writing. I recently got an email from a reader whose daughter graduated from NYU Tisch in the Dramatic Writing Department (my alma mater) and she wanted to know, like many parents, what could her daughter do […]

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