Author Epiphany: I Film-Track My Novels

Epiphany Part 1 arrived in my living room as my husband griped at another Turner Classic Movie marathon Friday night. “But it’s Katharine Hepburn!” I balked. “One of the greatest character actors ever!” I’m addicted to old movies. Black and whites make me swoon and don’t even get me started on Technicolor. My husband merely […]

7 Secrets of Highly Persistent Writers

Please welcome Jordan Rosenfeld, author of five books and hundreds of articles published in places such as: AlterNet, the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, The Rumpus, Salon, the Washington Post, The Weeklings, and Writer’s Digest magazine. She is mom to a left-handed 6-year-old boy and a hand-talker fond of hyperbole. I’m a poster child for […]

What Kids Have Taught Me About Writing

As a writer, it can be remarkably helpful to spend time around kids. When I’m not doing my own writing I work with kids ages 8-18 on everything from short stories to college essays, and at least once a week something happens that takes my breath away. Young kids—eight to eleven-year-olds— who love to write, […]