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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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How To Be Emotional: According to My Puppy

Jessie Rosen - January 6, 2016
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It was a rainy day in Los Angeles yesterday, and Louie was in a mood. This could be because of the rain. He hates that I make him sit/stay on his dirty towel until I’ve attempted to dry his sopping curls. He literally won’t look me in the eye. This could also be because his best friend Babe came over and I took away his …

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The Girlfriend’s Guide to Star Wars: Part III

Jessie Rosen - December 17, 2015
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Thank you for joining me on the wild ride that has been my attempt at understanding the Star Wars. I came to terms with the fact that these aren’t movies about Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope and almost destroyed my marriage over a single line of dialogue in Star Wars: The EmPIRE Strikes Back. Today it’s time to bring this trilogy to a close with my …

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The Girlfriend’s Guide to Star Wars: Part II

Jessie Rosen - December 15, 2015
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As you know from last week’s post, I lied to R about seeing the Star Wars and then promised to watch all three original films before the new one blesses the world with its arrival this Friday. Spoiler alert: I finished! Here is the recap on Episode V or film three or The Empire Strikes Back (or R’s favorite). To clarify something in my write-up from last …

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The Girlfriend’s Guide to Star Wars: Part I

Jessie Rosen - December 8, 2015
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So you lied to your boyfriend/fiancé/husband about having seen Star Wars… Me too. Though, I swear I only claimed to have seen the first one (which is apparently the fourth one?). I just remembered it including things that are in the third one (which is apparently the sixth one?). This all would have gone unquestioned, but they had to go and make a seventh one (which is in …

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How To Organize A Writer’s Retreat

admin - December 2, 2015
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Re-posting this oldie but goodie in honor of the quickie writer’s retreat I’m on with my friend Melissa. The featured photo is the ACE HOTEL + SWIM CLUB in Palm Springs, which is where we’re retreating. Hey, if you’re going to write for 6 hours straight you may as well do it in paradise. Other than the venue change from our earlier retreat to Big …

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