Jessie Rosen

Jessie Rosen resides physically in LA and mentally in NY. She writes scripts, books, articles, sex stories, branded content and killer e-mails.

RIP AOL IM, and thanks

Jessie Rosen - October 17, 2017

Sometime in the spring of my freshman year of high school I sat down with the big glossary of musical terms that we kept in the living room and started the search for the perfect AOL AIM screen name. [Was it called a screen name? Hey, what’s your screen name? Or. Hey, what’s your IM name? That sounds more like it, but I can’t 100% …

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Evelyn Saves America: Part III

Jessie Rosen - October 11, 2017

I’ve been doing these free writes as if I am Evelyn and I’m making the moves I would make in this same completely insane scenario that makes me very happy. So far I keep having new ideas of what I’d do next, hence another little post. — The group had been meeting in the back booth at the Panera Bread on West Main Street every …

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Evelyn Saves America: Part II

Jessie Rosen - October 9, 2017

A little more from the Evelyn Saves America story, because that’s what came out during another free write.  — Evelyn did not really know where to begin with this little project because she had never been a criminal. She had been a secretary at the Newtown Board of Education, then a mother, and then run the front office for her husband’s landscaping business. This was …

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Evelyn Saves America: Part I

Jessie Rosen - October 5, 2017

I wrote this little story during my free write yesterday. More on how free writes are going, but I liked this enough to post it. No idea what it really is or where it’s really going, which is probably the biggest success of my whole free writing experiment.       Evelyn was already awake when her alarm went off at its everyday hour, 5:45am. She …

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Why I Did My Daily Free Writing Once In Four Days

Jessie Rosen - September 26, 2017

It is Tuesday. Last Thursday I set out to free write daily until Monday. On Friday I woke up, did my morning routine (walk dog, pour coffee, don’t drink coffee until it’s too cold to drink, wash face and apply 37 lotions) and head to a cafe. I putzed around (1920’s term for went on Facebook) for 30 or so minutes and then opened a document …

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Issue #1: I Never Free Write

Jessie Rosen - September 21, 2017

This is going to be bad. This is going to make me a hypocrite to the now hundreds of students I’ve taught blogging over the course of my years working with Writing Pad. I’m going to ease into the confession (that’s already in the headline of this post) with a story about how I figured it out. Yesterday I read a little of Anne Lamott’s Bird …

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Where Have I Been?

Jessie Rosen - September 20, 2017

It has been a long time since I’ve written a blog post – the longest time ever, actually. For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to figure out why it’s been so long, while the number of lacking posts ticks up and up and up. Last week I woke up at 6:30 to get a nice, early start on writing something just like what …

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Arturo the Urban Adjacent Rooster: Part I

Jessie Rosen - August 9, 2017

Last month R and I moved to what you might call suburbia. I wouldn’t call it that because I am a city snob. I said things like, “I don’t know…it just looks too much like a family would live here…” as we searched for our first home. But it turns out our perfect first house was on a quiet street, in a quiet enclave of …

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Thoughts on my 34th birthday

Jessie Rosen - August 7, 2017

34 crept up on me. First because I spent the better part of the year thinking I was turning 35. Secondly because we moved to a new house, our first house (hence the horrendous blog absence over the past month plus). And third of all because I’m busier right now than I have been since I first left my 9-5 to become a full-time writer. …

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Why You Should Not Skip Singapore

Jessie Rosen - June 9, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve published a proper travel piece, but that’s because it’s been a long time since I’ve properly traveled. Here is a post that I wrote on my first full morning in Singapore, from my hotel room overlooking the infinity pool, overlooking the Singapore Straight. A lot of people told me that I didn’t need more than 24 hours in …

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