The Sex on the Third Date Debate

Jessie Rosen - February 17, 2016

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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No Time To Write? Have An Affair

Jessie Rosen - January 27, 2016

[*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

* 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 I Prepare To Write Everything: The Brain Dump

Jessie Rosen - October 8, 2015

[Image source: Brain Dump by Jessabel on Deviant Art] My friends over at Writing Pad (the writing school where I teach) posted the link to an article about prepping to outline your novel in advance of National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, hahahaha), which is November – I assume because they both start with an N. The article (link through photo) is really helpful and very …

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7 Tips For Stress-Free Apartment Renting

Jessie Rosen - September 17, 2015

I was going to write an amazing post today about the fact that I drafted an entire Fantasy Football team with players that don’t have any domestic abuse record but then our bathroom overflowed with sewage for the second time this month, and I had to deal with that for several hours. Now I’m too exhausted and stressed to write anything except for this cautionary tale about …

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How To Avoid Buying Clothes You Absolutely Do Not Need

Jessie Rosen - September 3, 2015

On Tuesday I will begin a three month ban on purchases of clothing and accessories for the third time in my life. The first time I did it for an AOL article (that no longer exists). The second time I did it because my husband dared me. This time it’s one part will-power exercise, two-parts I-don’t-need-any-clothes and the rest because I’m working less freelance jobs right now to …

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