Writing Professionally chapter two: The Proposal

About a month ago, I wrote about how to get started writing professionally. I wrote about finding the subject that matters to you, and championing it effectively. In response, many of you asked questions about the technical and business specifics: how to write a proposal, how to get an agent, how to get a publisher, […]   read more »

From the Inbox

I’m going to start posting some of my answers to readers’ email here on the Blog, as a lot of it seems useful to a wider audience than one. …I enrolled in a technical school for computers because I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I realized during this time that I am […]   read more »


So, why has this blog been so slow to repost, lately? Nuptials. That’s right – I’ll be wed by Saturday night, to the PlotzLady. I’ve kept this news off the site, in general, because I don’t see this as a place for me to talk about me as much as a place to begin conversations […]   read more »

all dear positions and are assessed just as lecherous as I…

I got an email in German – I assumed it was from someone who had read one of my books in translation and believed that I actually speak and write in German. I went to www.freetranslation.com and here’s how the translation to English came through: — Hello! My name is Jennifer. I read your notice. […]   read more »

World Trade Center Revival

(I think I’ve been a bit too worried about keeping these blogs coherent and whole. I strive for well thought-out essays, because that’s what I’m used to working for in my article/essay writing. But I’m going to try to engage in a disciplined disengagement from discipline, and share some ideas that aren’t ready for primetime. […]   read more »

Telling Stories

On my way to Marin, today, for a talk about storytelling. Then, down to the Esalen Institute to do a little workshop on Sabbath and Torah – basically a ‘time off’ where people read, interpret, and continue their collective story. At least that’s the way I’ve been seeing it. What I’ve been so very consumed […]   read more »

One Size Fits All

I’m in LA, on my way to SF. Just did a number of interviews for strange things. An ABC special on the anniversary of 9/11, and a Fox News interview about my AOL piece, below. I suppose news people are just like us book writers. They use interview subjects to mouth the things they really […]   read more »


Back on the day when AOL bought Time/Warner, the New York Times asked me to write an OpEd for them. “What does it all mean?” my assigning editor asked. What I wrote was that AOL’s purchase of Time/Warner heralded the end of the dot.com bubble. AOL was cashing in its casino chips. And just like […]   read more »