Monthly Archives: September 2015

U.S. Women’s Team Kicks More Than Soccer Balls — For Way Less Pay

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on July 7, 2015. The gender pay gap is a sad tale as old as time for just about every working woman, and it probably always will be. I’ve been working steadily since … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel like I should be doing something else.” Gloria Steinem NMM

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CoCo Brown: Porn Star in Space

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on June 5, 2015. Some former porn stars go mainstream, or try to, while others take different paths altogether. But only one former porn star has loftier — much, much loftier — intentions … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Write about the emotions you fear the most.” Laurie Halse Anderson NMM

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Because Whole Foods Shoppers Can Afford It

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on June 26. The first time I ever saw a Whole Foods Market, I was in complete awe. It was right after I moved to New York in 2012, and I was so … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.” Wally Lamb If you haven’t read Lamb’s 1992 masterpiece “She’s Come Undone,” stop what you’re doing … Continue reading

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Writers’ Wisdom

“Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book.” … Continue reading

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