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How To Explain TV Staffing Season To Your Loved Ones

Jessie Rosen - April 27, 2016
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Hello and Happy network TV staffing season to you all! If you know what that means then my thoughts and prayers are with you during this horrific time of year. If you don’t, then this post is for you. Writers: feel free to use this mock conversation as a guide to explaining your life. Others: feel free to use this mock conversation as motivation to …

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Marriage Mistake: I Fought With My Husband Instead Of My Actual Opponent

Jessie Rosen - April 20, 2016
A very blue pill, red pill moment.

A few weeks ago I had a frustration about a business situation that prompted a marriage mistake that became a teaching moment that is now a blog post. The details aren’t important. Bottom line: I needed to stand up for myself, but I was afraid of being a squeaky wheel. Stay-tuned for an upcoming novella on me versus squeaky wheel syndrome. For now just know that I have …

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Remembering My Poppop: My Modern-day Buddha

Jessie Rosen - March 31, 2016
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Last week we lost my Poppop. I say we lost him and not “he passed” or “he died” because it feels like he went missing. Six weeks ago he was driving to my parents’ house for Sunday dinner and TV watching (football when it was football season, DVR’ed So You Think You Can Dance when my sisters could sneak it in). Three months ago he …

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The Sex on the Third Date Debate

Jessie Rosen - February 17, 2016
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Last week my colleagues and I had a fascinating conversation about whether or not it is fair/wise/dumb/ridiculous to expect sex on the third date. No, this was not a writer’s room tangent; this was an important part of our work for that day! To back it up a bit, the conversation started around the discussion of expectations going into the third date. Someone said, “oh, …

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How To Edit A First Draft of Anything

Jessie Rosen - February 3, 2016
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I’m in edit mode on a few new projects, which makes me realize how much I hate being in edit mode on new projects. It’s overwhelming. For the first few days I can’t do anything but read through from the top at one page per hour tweaking, re-tweaking and obsessing until I think it sounds right, maybe. I get stuck in the perfection of it all. …

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No Time To Write? Have An Affair

Jessie Rosen - January 27, 2016
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[*5,000 points if you can identify 1. this “have an affair” related photo and 2. the other, world’s-best-movie it inspired] Three (exciting) things lead to this (kind of weird) blog post. One – I started a new job last week (!!!) that has me in a writers room working for much of the day. This is the first time I’ve spent that much time away from …

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Dear Artists: Declutter Or Else!

Jessie Rosen - January 20, 2016
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* For the past month I’ve written “de-clutter desk drawers” on the top of my to-do list. My desk drawers are a mess. Every time I sit down at my desk to write I think about those messy drawers, contemplate re-organizing and then shove more things inside. I waste 15 to 20 (so 30…) minutes every morning searching for the right pen or notecards or …

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