5 Ways That Storytelling Helped My Writing

Jessie Rosen - February 10, 2015

On Sunday we had a wildly successful Sunday Night Sex Talks (no-boys-allowed edition) at Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood. Tonight we’ll have what I’m sure is going to be a killer Co-Ed Sunday Night Sex Talks (boys-finally-allowed edition) at UCB Sunset (yes, more shameless promotion, so I’ll go all the way and say tonight’s show is sold out but you’re likely to get in off …

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The First Co-Ed Sunday Night Sex Talks (And While I’ll Never Stop Doing the No-Boys-Allowed Show)

Jessie Rosen - February 3, 2015

One week from today I’ll be hosting the very first boys-allowed version of Sunday Night Sex Talks, the NO boys allowed storytelling show that I started three years ago in the back room of Bar Lubitsch on Santa Monica Blvd. If you’re in L.A. I can’t imagine why you’d miss it. We have a dream line-up, the new UCB Sunset is or venue, tickets are …

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How and Where and When I Write

Jessie Rosen - January 29, 2015

my writing chair looks like my writing style feels! I currently have the honor of teaching a class called SO YOU WANNA BE A WRITER through the awesome Writing Pad school here in L.A. Last Saturday was my very first class and, as I explained to my students, I wanted it to be as much about how to be a writer as it is about …

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What It Feels Like to be a Writer That is “Sponsored by my Husband”

Jessie Rosen - January 27, 2015

My whole body turned itself into a fist when I saw Ann Bauer’s article pop up on my news feed yesterday afternoon: “Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from I felt like that article was giving me the side-eye. It’s not just that I recently found myself in this exact situation – it’s …

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#HumpDayHappy: Fuego Box + Making Shit Happen

Jessie Rosen - December 10, 2014

I am continually blown away by my friend Mike McAdams, the man behind Drinkwel and Lyteshow – the two products that have been saving me from rough Sunday mornings since they came on the market. That same genius is now bringing you FUEGO BOX – your hot sauce of the month subscription service. I say your because you need this in your life. I didn’t …

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How To Edit a 94-Page Book Proposal, I Hope

Jessie Rosen - December 9, 2014

I have spent the past two weeks editing a 101-page book proposal that is now 94 pages because I often don’t know how to say things in less than a 36-word run-on sentence. Because of this I have no other thoughts inside my brain beyond how to edit a book proposal because if I stray for just a second from this beast of a task …

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Writer Life: The Power of the Forced Timeline

Jessie Rosen - November 12, 2014

I didn’t write a post yesterday because I reserved the entire day to work on a new book manuscript that I’ve been working on for an amount of time I am unwilling to admit in print. I walked Louie earlier than usual, showered the night before, fully charged my computer so I could sit in whatever spot in the apartment felt most inspiring and put …

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#HumpDayHappy: I Got Paid To Do A Writing Sample

Jessie Rosen - November 5, 2014

A few weeks ago I submitted a writing sample to be considered for a writing job. The sample was a five page script based on a prompt with some direction on characters and tone. It took me approximately five hours to complete if you factor in thinking time, writing time and editing time. That is the shortest amount of time I’ve ever spent on a …

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The Young Storytellers Foundation: the hour a week with a 10-year-old that made me a better writer

Jessie Rosen - October 30, 2014

I don’t have much time to write this morning because I have to curl my hair and pick out my dress for THE BIG SHOW – the culmination of my fall session volunteering with The Young Storytellers Foundation. Today is a huge day for my mentee and her family who will be there along with the rest of the West Hollywood-based grammar school as the …

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