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wasted time

7 Things I Will No Longer Be Wasting My Time Doing

Jessie Rosen - November 30, 2016

It dawned on me Tuesday of last week that I have been wasting a lot of time, but then I kept on wasting it for a whole additional week because wasting time is very fun. And yet there is nothing more annoying (aka less fun) to me than the thought of time wasted. Is that ironic? Mid-90s Alanis Morissette would probably say yes, but I’ll …

Hillary Clinton Andrew Shepard

Andrew Shepard’s AMERICAN PRESIDENT SPEECH: Hillary Style

Jessie Rosen - July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was as close to perfection as it gets – and yet I was kind of secretly hoping she’d just do this.    I’ve re-written this famous American President speech with all due respect to my heroes Aaron Sorkin and Hillary Clinton (and Michael Douglas too). My changes in bold.    For the last couple of months, Donald Trump has suggested that …

How To Live in the Gray: According to My Puppy

Jessie Rosen - July 27, 2016

Yesterday was my puppy Louie’s 2nd birthday and I can say with absolute certainty that I still don’t know if I like having a dog.   I know  but give me a second. I love Louie with all my heart and soul. I love his little bear face and his little Chewbacca legs and his stubby lamb tail and the way he rubs his eyes when …

How To Edit A First Draft of Anything

Jessie Rosen - February 3, 2016

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. …

Reverse Resolution 2015

Why You Should Start Your New Year’s Resolutions Today

Jessie Rosen - December 1, 2015

The same thing sits on the tip top of my New Year’s Resolution list every. single. year.  Take Better Care Of My Body   For me that means lay off the cheese (I’m a lactose intolerance denier), lay off the booze (at least during the week) and exercise more frequently (for jean-size maintenance and general health reasons). And yet every single year I arrive at that January …

7 Terrible Blog Post Ideas

Jessie Rosen - October 22, 2015

I had done all the things that I advise my blogging students never to do. I didn’t build a proper content calendar for the month of October; I didn’t write down the one good idea I had sometime on Sunday; and I waited until the absolute last minute to write this Thursday post. It happens. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t spend plenty of time …

My #1 Tip For Beating Writer’s Block

Jessie Rosen - October 20, 2015

Have I mentioned that I have a novel coming out in a few short weeks, that it’s called DEAD RINGER and that you can pre-order it TODAY via DeadRingerBook.com? Okay good. Just quadruple checking on that. I fought through plenty of writer’s block working on the manuscript. Though, according to my favorite quote about writer’s block, there’s no such thing.   “I don’t believe in …

Driving In Cars With Husbands…and wives

Jessie Rosen - October 6, 2015

Last week I watched a BuzzFeed-produced short film for Hyundai that triggered the idea for this post. For the record, I am not being paid by Hyundai, and it is only a coincidence that a friend of mine worked on the commercial. That said, it’s cute as hell. The video reminded that I’ve been meaning to write about that fact that it is impossible to drive in …

Why You (And I) Should Not Be Ashamed To Go To Therapy

Jessie Rosen - September 15, 2015

I just had a really positive experience working with a therapist, and I felt compelled to say that to all of you. I don’t think the details are that important. I have anxiety. I have frustration. I have issues, like any human. Mine were getting in the way of happy days, healthy relationships and good work. I didn’t like that one bit, so I decided …