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My Kid from YSF Picked for Glee Big Show!

By |January 27th, 2015|

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So I just had to share some fabulous news!

As many of you know, I mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation. We go into low income schools and teach kids the fundamentals of storytelling and then work with them writer 5 page screenplays. Then real […]

My Essay Published by Hollywood Journal!

By |October 24th, 2014|

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So I have exciting news to share…

My personal essay just went live on Hollywood Journal! It’s called “My Glamourous Hollywood Career… and Why I Gave It Up.”

The essay explores my time working in the trenches of Hollywood and my transition to becoming a […]

Young Storytellers Strikes Again!

By |October 22nd, 2014|

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I had a great Big Show last night!

I mentor with a great organization called the Young Storytellers Foundation! This semester, I worked with a brilliant 5th grader named Brooklyn. Over the course of 8 weeks, we wrote a 5 page screenplay. Then last night […]

Positano Bites Deep: Sirenland Writers Conference 2014 Recap

By |April 24th, 2014|

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“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”

John Steinbeck recorded his impression of Positano, Italy—a town perched on a vertical cliffside on the Amalfi Coast overlooking the sea. […]

The Sirenland Writers Conference: Before I Depart for Italy

By |April 1st, 2014|

sirenlandBG1The countdown is finally over.

Tomorrow, I’m leaving for Italy. First, I’m off to Rome to see some of the sights and meet up with some fellow workshoppers, and then we’re traveling via Naples down to Positano for the Sirenland Writers Conference. I’m thrilled […]

Happy Love Day!

By |February 14th, 2014|

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I think Valentine’s Day needs to be rebranded into Love Day!

Enough with this couples-only corporate holiday with mandated prix fixe overpriced dinner out… just spread the love today. Love who you are. Love what you do. Love those around you.

So happy Love Day!

Today’s Inspiration—Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”

By |February 5th, 2014|

We are stardust.
Billion year old carbon.
We are golden.
Caught in the devil’s bargain
And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.

—Joni Mitchell, Woodstock (from Ladies of the Canyon)

My Personal Essay in xoJane—How I Got Over My Obsession with Having a Picture Perfect Engagement

By |December 31st, 2013|

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I published a personal essay in xoJane, one of my favorite websites. It’s spurred a lot of views and comments (over 500 so far and counting). Clearly I hit a nerve.

How I Got Over My Obsession with Having a Picture Perfect Engagement

Even after […]

Netflix Killed the Video Store

By |December 16th, 2013|

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This essay originally appeared on Medium.

Driving by the last of the shuttered Blockbusters in my neighborhood brought back memories of the best time of my life—the summer I spent working in a video store. It wasn’t glamorous work, not by a long shot. […]

Quote of the Day: “The Writing Life Requires Courage…”

By |December 4th, 2013|

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The writing life requires courage, patience, persistence, empathy, openness, and the ability to deal with rejection. It requires the willingness to be alone with oneself. To be gentle with oneself. To look at the world without blinders on. To observe and withstand what […]