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7 Things The Kids In New York Are Doing

Jessie Rosen - September 28, 2016

[photo: peter lindberg for vogue, but if you’re a New Yorker you knew that]   I’m just back in Los Angeles after a week in New York, city. I used to just call it “the city” because that’s the east coast way, but now I have to specify because I am a defector. I spent many of my days in New York City running around …

7 Things You’re Allowed to Splurge On

Jessie Rosen - October 15, 2015

I’ve been talking about money in a negative way so much lately (how writers should be paid more, how I’m going to stop worry about that, etc.) that I thought some very necessary splurge talk with be a welcome change. Also I just ran out of several of these items this week so I had to seriously rationalize their purchases. But my bizarre justification process becomes …

How To Figure Out Exactly How Much Your Wedding Will Cost

Jessie Rosen - September 1, 2015

Yesterday I came across a Jezebel article from their wedding-themed blog I Thee Dread that left me frustrated. The post titled “Why Is It So Fucking Hard To Figure Out How Much A Wedding Will Cost” isn’t wrong. The wedding industry is notoriously sneaky about posting true costs; you can’t get very basic information on budget without a bunch of phone calls; and costs are always more …

7 Reasons It’s Not Worth It To Get Drunk in Your 30s

Jessie Rosen - August 27, 2015

On Tuesday night R and I were talking about our Saturday night plans. We’re going to what should be a very fun party. It’s at a lovely house with a fun theme and great people. There is rumored to be a taco truck. “I really want to driink at that party,” I said to R as we walked Louie around the block. “Yeah?!” he replied, seemingly game. …

7 Questions about How To Be a Novelist: with Stephanie Clifford

Jessie Rosen - August 18, 2015

As you may know from the thousand blog posts I’ve written on the topic (see below for links!), my first novel is WRITTEN and coming out very, very soon. Many more details to come on that exciting development, but in the meantime I thought I’d support my colleague the talented Stephanie Clifford on her fantastic debut novel Everybody Rise – a fun and twisty tale of high society …

7 Things Left on my Summer in LA List

Jessie Rosen - August 13, 2015

Despite the fact that I don’t go to school, work at a school or live in a place where there are other seasons, I still feel the call of Fall making days shorter and ankle boots more appealing. These past few months have been a whirlwind of guests and travel so I haven’t found the time to do some of the favorite activities that always …

7 Self Improvement Tips for 30-Somethings

Jessie Rosen - August 4, 2015

It’s my birthday week, and I’m not sure how I feel about that fact. On the one hand I’m healthy, happy, and further along in most aspects of life than I was one year ago (but to be clear still can’t avoid gorging on a cheese plate). On the other hand I’m constantly striving to do/be/write/life/save/eat better because I am a perfectionist and a borderline yuppie (but …

7 Tips for Enhancing Your Blog

Jessie Rosen - July 23, 2015

Kudos to Tessa Trainor of the blog You & I for being the first person to e-mail me following my How To Start A Blog in 7 Easy Steps post. She wins the gift of 7 Tips for Enhancing Your Blog – for her specific blog. Sorry Tessa. I know public constructive criticism is a terrible prize, but you’re doing a beautiful public service with this. …

How (And Why) To Make a Short Film: starring Amy Heidt

Jessie Rosen - July 14, 2015

Today we’re taking a dive into the wonderful/stressful/overwhelming/gratifying world of short film making with a Q&A featuring my friend Amy Heidt – the talented writer/director behind the recent short film THE LAST ONES and upcoming short film THE WAITRESS, which just started its Kick Starter campaign. Confession: I have always wanted to write and direct a short film but am wildly intimidated by the process. I …